Play with a pack, run with a team

This morning I’m at a football tournament watching my daughter play. As they practiced shooting it struck me that all the teams practicing in that moment were only practicing scoring goals. No one was passing, tackling or communicating. Why? I suspect in every child’s mind there is the thought that they want to be the … Continue reading Play with a pack, run with a team

Confidence flows from character

I posted a few days ago about character being attributes that flow OUT of us in life’s circumstances. The quality of our character dictates the strength of our lives. And the strength of our lives is linked with the confidence we have on the inside flowing to the outside. For example, patience is stronger than … Continue reading Confidence flows from character

Move in the direction of your dreams

It is easy to do the expected thing, the usual thing, the normal thing. We are often encouraged not to dream, not to dare, and not to move in the direction of our dreams. Dreamers are thought to be time wasters, lazy, or having their head in the clouds. This is as far from the … Continue reading Move in the direction of your dreams

Your value is in who you are

I recently went to Holy Island off the coast of Northumberland. As I walked with my family we arrived at a beautiful pebble beach. All along the beach there were beautiful pebble towers Lindesfarne | Holy Island I instantly began looking for the tallest tower. And then began to build my tallest tower. Why do … Continue reading Your value is in who you are

Be true to yourself

Did you know that YOU are the most important person in your life? There will never be anybody that knows you the way you know you. This is why it is important that you are true to yourself. Being true to yourself starts with being honest with your self. It continues with presenting your true … Continue reading Be true to yourself

An introduction to living on purpose

Living life on purpose is about choosing to live life according to what makes you feel most fulfilled. Live life on purpose Many of us just go through life being knocked here and there in life, career and interests, without thinking about what we really want. Purpose is such an abstract concept: it is hard … Continue reading An introduction to living on purpose

Getting a little disoriented

I recently visited one of the most beautiful little villages in the UK. St Abbs is a tiny Scottish fishing village nestled close to the Scotland-England border and it is simply gorgeous. I was snapping photos left, right and centre (and I guess driving my very patient children a little crazy as the danced on … Continue reading Getting a little disoriented

Saying YES opens the doors to joy in your life

Say YES. Today what will you say YES to? There’s so much going on in life that sometimes we unintentionally say yes to the wrong things. We say yes to the things that hold us back, and the things that keep us bound up in pain, grief, and despair. Say YES to living happy. Say … Continue reading Saying YES opens the doors to joy in your life

Everyone has to matter or no one does

I was watching the drama Gotham recently when I was struck by the quote in my title. In the episode Detective Gordon is making the point that in society everyone needs to matter - including the homeless, the runaways and the (so-called) undesirables. Gordon is the one person who believes Gotham can be better - … Continue reading Everyone has to matter or no one does