A Worryers Tale

Why do I worry so much? So often?

Why am I always so anxious?

I worry that there’s nothing to worry about at times. I want to learn to let go – but I can’t.

Worry strips me of my enjoyment of life, like being naked in a field of thorns.

Restless sleep and tired days makes life a chore where it should be a joy.

Why can’t I just learn to relax and chill a little? Just once in a while would be bliss

I really envy those people who make life look effortless

Worry, fear, anxiety are like a paralysis of the soul. Draining energy like a leaking bucket – do I deserve to be punished like this?

I don’t deserve a good, decent life until I can conquer this affliction – but how? and when?

I must be pathetic living my life like this, but it’s all I know and am used to.

Who’s going to help me turn it all around?

It has to be me. I have to take responsibility for making it happen. Oh how wonderful it would be to wake tomorrow with the sun at the centre of my soul

It can be done; people can turn their life around. With purpose, positive energy and a real desire to better themselves. It takes time and it’s never going to be an overnight miracle but by focusing on each day as it comes, looking for small incremental improvements and building on these, change does occur. It’s about taking personal responsibility and ownership.

I should know – I’ve been there and don’t intend to go back.

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I’M A BLOG VIRGIN, PLEASE BE GENTLE WITH ME

I’ve been meaning to do this for some time now, but I’m finally here…..my first ever blog!!

So who am I and why have I finally decided to start blogging?

Well I’m a little bit of everything really – father, husband, coach, mentor, sports enthusiast, businessman, and if you listen to my wife long enough…………..most days a pain in the ass!! So why did I decide to start blogging then? Well, as well as being many things in life I’ve a number of passions that stretch across all my life roles.

I’m passionate about performance improvement in every aspect of our lives; people, individuals, processes, technology, business, sporting achievements. And through this passion I work with individuals and teams in the business and sporting communities facilitating their progress from point A (where they are now) to point B and beyond. I must stress at this stage that whilst I talk about continuous improvement I don’t chase excellence, for excellence doesn’t exist.

I have a firm belief that every single person on this planet, and I mean everyone, has an inherent desire to be better than they are. Everyone you say? Yes that’s right, everyone. From the habitual criminal right the way through to CEOs and Olympic champions. The key difference is that some people do something about their desires whilst others wait for somebody else to do something about it for them. I guess that’s the difference between players and spectators, to use a sporting analogy. Sporting analogies are something I will use a lot of in my future blogs, can’t help it when you’re a huge sports fan.

My aim in life, my vision, is to make the world a better place. And I endeavour to do this every day, in whatever small ways I can. One little action every day, no matter how small, can help make this vision a reality.

As a starting point I wanted to keep this first blog relatively brief, just to give you a snapshot of what I’m about, and to give you a little taster of what’s to come in future. I’ll be writing pretty regularly now I’ve finally put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard. Some of the topics I’m planning to cover include – Why do some people hate their jobs? Why do some companies tolerate and even encourage, a dreadful customer experience? Why do people do what they do in life?

I also encourage anyone reading this to get involved, I’d love your feedback and general comments, even suggestions for future topics.

Anyway, it’s nice to meet you all, I feel a sense of relief that I’m finally here.