Breaking things just for the sake of it

Chris Haughton Shh We Have A Plan

This morning my daughter bounded up from her cot proud as punch with the cover of her favourite childhood book in her hands.  Just the cover. "Look Mommy," she said with a big smile of satisfaction and complete and utter innocence while my heart dropped. She loves to take a book to bed but had started to dismantle the little flaps of the peek-a-boo books so we switched to only allowing her to take those sturdy board books.  How naive of us - never underestimate the determination of a two and a half-year-old. I'm not going to lie, I was gutted.  The book is Chris Haughton's Shh, We have A...

What is more motivating – running towards a goal or running away from what you don’t want?

What is more motivating -running towards a goal or running away from what you don't want?

It feels like I have read all of the goalsetting books, articles and done all of the workshops out there yet I still struggle to complete my own personal projects. I am fantastic at building up a vision, getting an initial prototype created but then somewhere along the line, my enthusiasm just deflates and disappears. I am really frustrated with the 'you are just not working hard enough' or 'your goal is not bright enough' type of advice out there.  If we were all the same and that advice worked, everyone would be very successful. My mind clearly works differently and I am not alone. In...