‘It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.’

E. E  Cummings

 

 

‘The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.’

Michelangelo

 

“It takes a long time to become young .”

Pablo Picasso

 

‘There are only two mistakes that one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way and not starting.’

Buddha

 

“Life is full of choices, if you have the guts to go for it. That’s why I get immediately bored with anyone’s complaining about how boring their life is, or how bad their town is. Fucking leave and go somewhere else. Or don’t.”

“Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp.”

“I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it. We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and the soul.”

 

Down the dank mouldering paths and past the Ocean’s streams they went

and past the White Rock and the Sun’s Western Gates and past

the Land of Dreams, and soon they reached the fields of asphodel

where the dead, the burnt-out wraiths of mortals make their home.

The Odyssey

 

Physicist Stephen Hawking leaves his wheelchair behind and enjoys his first experience of a gravity free environment on board a US training plane. Rock on.

 

Management guru Brian Tracey has got a great ‘mind storming’ technique.

Get a blank sheet of paper and write your goal/problem at the top of the page. Make sure your goal is specific and stated in the personal, positive and present tense.

For example, instead of just saying ‘I want to earn more money’ write down something like “I want to be earning £50,000 by April 2012.

Next, write down a minimum of 20 possible solutions.

You’ll find this easy to start with but around the 15 mark you really have to start digging deep and that is where some of the answers might surprise you.

Once you’ve competed your list go back over it and select one idea that you can take immediate action on, such as a telephone call, arranging a meeting or sending an email.

It is important to do this the same day. You can work through/filter your other responses on subsequent days.

Try using this technique first thing in the morning and have some fun with it. It’s a real mental workout that forces to you to stretch yourself in the search for solutions.

I know, I know. What the fuck is he talking about. Well, just give it a go with anything. It is quite something.

 

‘It’s the stars and the wild wind for you and the roads that tie the towns together.”

The Shiralee

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