Every step counts

Habits, comfort zones, procrastination whatever you want to all it, all keeps us stuck.  Stuck doing the same thing over and over again. I found this quote incredibly compelling: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” I want to put it out there that every step counts, even the tiniest of changes, because every step takes you closer to …

The difference between knowing your limits and short-changing yourself

A rather personal post today, after an unintentionally long  absence.  Read on and you’ll understand why. “You can’t do that.  You’re insane” I have deliberately messed up my work-life balance this year, adding study to my already hectic life. And of all things, I’m attempting a law degree. Yes, it’s one more ball in the air, and a really big one. Friends …

What is the point of New Year’s Resolutions?

Another year comes rolling to an end, and another round of New Year’s Resolutions start flying about.  Given the failure rates of New Year Resolutions, it is surprising how people still persist in making them. These resolutions are generally motivated by the desire for a fresh start.  The prospect of a New Year being the magic wand that erases all …

“Self-motivation” is rubbish!

Coach Mi definition motivation – a strong, persistent desire to act The word “self” is redundant because there is no other kind of motivation.  All motivation comes from within.  If you are motivated by something external, it’s not motivation, it’s coercion. Something external – someone or an event can start the process for you and break or drag you out of inertia but …

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“No pain, no gain”

If you really believe in this saying, you’d be a masochist.  Think about it. People use this phrase to push themselves or others through tough times, to motivate and encourage but realistically how can pain motivate?  I think this belief may be the cause of many failures. I believe that pain can lead to growth but is not necessary for …