The need for consistency

I realise that it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. I could conveniently excuse this by saying that I’ve been concentrating my energy on my photoblog – but the reality is that I haven’t felt like writing anything. I simply lost the motivation.

Now, I feel that I want to write again. However, I want to do it in a consistent, sustainable way. The new approach was inspired by Krista Stryker (aka 12minuteathlete) who recently posted a quotation from Jeff Olsen:

Showing up is essential.

Showing up consistently is powerful.

Showing up consistently with a positive outlook is even more powerful.

In many ways, this is true in all walks of life.

I’m going to adopt this philosophy for this blog and see where that leads. The plan is to write one entry each week. These will be posted on Mondays. IF I can achieve consistency in this, then I’ll consider increasing my activity.

(By the way, my photoblog will continue on a daily basis – for those who are even remotely interested.)

 

The opposite of more

I’m a bit reluctant to disagree with Seth Godin, but I’m going to.

Yesterday he wrote that the opposite of more is not less. In his view, the opposite of more is better.

I have a different view (courtesy of Greg McKeown). I don’t think that the opposite of more is either less or better. I think it’s both… less and better. More accurately, I think it’s less BUT better. (In German. ‘Weniger aber besser’.) In other words, instead of trying to do more and more stuff/work, choose to do less, but do it better. It’s more satisfying and rewarding.

weniger-aber-besser

I also doodled about this in a previous post.

The way we walk

The way we walk

So this popped into one of my feeds today:

the-way-we-walk

(HT: @energy_project)

It resonated with me because it reminded me of something that I saw on my drive home last night.

I stopped at a set of traffic lights. While I was sitting, I noticed some movement out of the corner of my eye. I turned to see a three girls (probably about 10 yeas old) walking towards the junction. Well, two of them were walking. One of them was dancing her way along the street. And when she reached the traffic lights, she continued to bounce on her toes as she waited to cross. When it was time to cross, she resumed her wee dance and carried on.

I don’t know if the way she ‘walked’ affected her mood, but it cheered me up!

In case you’re wondering…

… where the Friday photo has gone. (Not that I expect the thought to have crossed many minds!)

I’ve decided to resurrect my photoblog. From now on, my photos will be shown there (unless I use them to illustrate an entry here). This blog will remain for my occasional musing/rambling on a variety of subjects that I know little about.

Thought you might like to know 🙂