small disciplines

great rewards

The major accomplishments in life begins with the mastery of the small disciplines.

The importance of listening

The importance of listening

In this age, when everyone seems to have an opinion on  just about anything, this old quote from Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich seems appropriate. Sometimes, it pays to shut up and just listen.

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Be carefull with your rewards

This post contains affiliate links. I find this quote interesting. If you're a parent, you have probably heard the advice that you should ignore bad behavior and reward good behavior. But what if your reward kills off the child's inner motivation? There is a balance...

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Sneezing in the September Sun

Apparently, it takes between 4 and 10 days to recover from the common cold. Which is a good thing, as I am now on day 9 ... There is something so wrong about having a cold at the same time as we're experiencing what must be considered an autumn summer here in...

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Back to work

I was the kind of kid who used to love Mondays, New Year's Day and first day back at school after the summer holiday. I am still that kind of kid, just a little older, a little more grey than blonde. I love fresh starts and new beginnings, and I always have. I love...

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Swapping disciplines for delights

It's summer time and I am swapping my small daily disciplines with small daily delights: picking blueberries and raspberries and eating them as we go enjoying as many morning coffees outdoors as possible watching the morning dew on spiderweb in the grass filling the...

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A little reading each day …

A little reading each day will result in a wealth of valuable information in a very short periode of time. But if we fail to set aside the time, if we fail to pick up the book, if we fail to exercise the discipline, then ignorance will quickly move in to fill the...

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4 ways to bring your family closer together

The paradox of families is that the people we love the most are the ones we most easily take for granted. If the loved ones in your life have become more like the tapestry of your home than the tapestry of your life, it’s time to take action. Shake things up by...

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How one single push-up can make all the difference

Can you get strong by doing one single push-up? Surely not. What if you did that one single push-up a couple of times a day? Every day? What if you after a while found you had enough strength to do two push-ups? And then five? And then ten? And twenty? Small...

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Multitasking the right way

I am a horrible multitasker. I'll surfe the net while talking to my sister on the phone, or I'll be waiting for my favorite show to come on telly only to check Twitter as soon as it starts. I end up with only a vague idea of what the show or the phone conversation was...

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