Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Loss


We lost one half of our fabulous fur duo on Sunday night very unexpectedly.  While it's too raw to go into right now I did want to just comment on the love and support we've received through our friends and family.  Grief and loss is never easy.  I can't pretend to know the depth of someone else's loss or experience.  There never is the 'right thing' to say or do.  However what ever is expressed towards you in condolences and support is exactly right.  It's exactly what I've needed, and will need in the days to come.  For now I cherish the years we had with Leo and the joy he brought into our lives.  Boofy goofball you will be missed - but not forgotten.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The secret to success

Sometimes with mythologise success.  We want it to be a formula.  We want it to be something we can easily replicate.  We buy book after book by successful people trying to learn from their path, and replicate it in our own.  But what if it's something simpler than that?  What if there really is one simple thing we can all do to have success in areas of our own life?  Would we follow it if it was easy?  Or would we determine that the truth we here is too simple so therefore it can't be that easy - or everyone would do it.....

Looking at my inspiration book for today I'm encouraged by the following words by Robert Collier -

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Can it really be that easy?  If I just do the same thing, working towards the same goal, will I really be successful?  Will I really achieve my goals?  It seems too good to be true, but the truth resonates within.  Success requires discipline, and discipline is staying true to a path - repeating actions day in and day out  until a goal is achieved.  

What small, repeatable actions will you take today to help you succeed at your goals?