The Funny Thing About Commitment

The personal development field is rife with promises of the power of commitment, specifically the commitment to change old patterns or the commitment to strive towards new goals. If you’ve ever been to a personal development seminar, you’ve likely been led through an exercise to get clear on what you want, decide on what new actions you’ll take, and finally, commit to taking action. You’re excited, you’re focus, and you’re committed.

Sort of.

Your heart says you’re committed and your mind knows you want to, but are you really, truly and honestly committed? Continue reading

Resolutions – Why Bother?!

Have New Year’s Resolutions simply become token attempts at setting goals? Do we really take them seriously anymore, or are we simply punishing ourselves when year after year, we’re faced with clichéd Resolutions that seem to keep coming back up?

It is one thing to actively explore, set & commit to things that you would like to be, do or have during the next twelve months (even tweaking them as you go along), and another entirely to rely on only one day of the year (usually the day following a very hard night!) to kick-start your focus on what you want to achieve in the next 12 months.

If you are someone who achieves the Resolutions you set – then I’d really like to acknowledge you! For those of us who find our Resolutions becoming pipedreams, or those of us who’ve given up on setting them at all (it saves disappointment!), perhaps a slight shift in focus would help shore up our successes in the next year…
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Bah Humbug

Feeling a bit fed up with Christmas already? Does festive cheer seem to pass you by each year? For a lot of people this time of year is filled with nothing but bad memories of a time gone by.

Having this kind of past experience can really put a downer on your mood and even worse, start to bring down the loved ones around you.

Now is the chance you have been waiting for to start having the Christmas and New Year celebrations you may feel you’ve been missing out on.
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Will the Myth of Selfishness Ruin Your 2009?

What do you want from 2009? What will the New Year hold for you? As you start thinking about what you want to do or have, does a sense of guilt creep in?

Whether you have a specific memory from a young age, or even just a sense of ‘learning’ that selfishness was an inherently bad thing – it seems intrinsic to our moral education as human beings; and so when it comes time to start thinking about what we want our next year to be like, there is often an accompanying sense of guilt that holds us back from being truthful with ourselves about our goals.
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To Spend, or Not to Spend?

If money was the first thing that came to mind as you read this title, then you won’t be surprised as the topic explores the areas of spending, saving and investing. Yet this article is not really about money at all…

Spending is an activity that some of us love, and some of us dislike – yet we do it in some form or another every single day, whether we are conscious of it or not. It is usually associated with the notions of consuming, disposing of and exhausting (the object or resource) – and there is often a sense of trade – ‘this’ for ‘that’, to meet an immediate need or want. So, if we are not talking about money – then what other resource do we spend daily?
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