Fear of Failure

'It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case you fail by default.' (J K Rowling) Being a perfectionist, kept me 'safe'. It ensured that I didn't 'fail', that there were no big embarrassing moments, it … Continue reading Fear of Failure

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Defining Success

I used to define success as my father did - it meant a good education which led to a good (read 'well paying') job, living in a big house with your spouse and 2 kids who would then go on to do higher education and get a good job so they could look after you … Continue reading Defining Success

Getting Real

SONDER - n. the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know … Continue reading Getting Real