"99% of those individuals who achieve their goals do so not because they are especially talented, intelligent, good-looking or even lucky, but rather because they find the courage and guts to act in pursuit of their dreams and persist against setbacks." 
I don't know where Randel got this statistic from or whether it's reliable, but it certainly is useful. Looks, talent, intelligence all have a big role to play in success, but the point Randel makes is that even if you have all Read more [...]
They say it takes 10,000 hours to be a master at something. Who are the They? Not sure, but They know... ok?
After my last post about a human life equating to up to one million hours on earth, and pondering how many hours of that we waste in traffic, it seems somewhat appropriate to follow it up by asking how many hours we spend doing the things we actually want to do?
How many hours do you spend making love? Being creative? Working on projects that excite you? Developing your skills to become Read more [...]
“Advice? I don’t have advice," says Alan Watts, "Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that Read more [...]
“Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.” George Orwell.
Some of the most inspiring people in my life:
My sister is following her heart and her passion for fashion and fair trade. Check out her designs: ENOUGH by Nicole Bennett and place an order to support the cause!
Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees
Director of Sydney Peace Foundation, Founder of the Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Read more [...]