Motivational, Philosophy

Problem Solving

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." James Cameron Most of the effort in problem solving is in firstly correctly identifying the real problem. Once it has been identified, a problem becomes much easier to break down into chunks. Find 15 minutes each day… Continue reading Problem Solving

Mental Health, Motivational

What We Can and Cannot Change

Do you ever think about what you want to happen in a forthcoming situation? Or does worry get in the way and you tend to focus on what you don't want to happen? The Ego and Finding Fault It seems our ego focuses naturally on the negative aspects, due to an outdated evolutionary adaptation and… Continue reading What We Can and Cannot Change

blogging, Mental Health

Kurt Vonnegut

"When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of “getting to know you” questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favourite subject? And I told him, no… Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut

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Priorities

As I contemplate what to write in a 'death letter,' to my daughter, I came across the following text. They are not my words but I thought it important to reproduce it here for others to read. I do not know the author. If someone knows who wrote this, please let me know in the… Continue reading Priorities

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How to Deal with Internet Criticism

Carol Burnett once said: Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett Carol's quote came to mind recently, when I received some strongly-worded criticism in response to a post I'd made, on a social media group. Whether my words were truth or lies, seemed less relevant than the individual opinions… Continue reading How to Deal with Internet Criticism

Community

Worldly Wisdom

 No one can climb a tree with no branches - Finnish proverb What do you think the underlying message says. Does it refer to the support of friends and family that folk find so essential to personal growth and development? Or, could it refer to the many divergent paths one might consider, or does take… Continue reading Worldly Wisdom

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Australia, blogging

Maintaining a Blog

Photo by Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com WordPress recently told me it was my Blogging Anniversary. Really? What of it? It has been almost ten years since I first created Something to Ponder About, after trying for a few miserable months with the Blogger platform. I never really got how you connected with other people on that… Continue reading Maintaining a Blog

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Motivational

Playing the Devil’s Advocate

Why do we think negatively when we know better? "If I expect the worst, I am pleasantly surprised when something turns out well." Such an approach to life situations, is modus operandi for some members of my family. I do get why people do get into the habit. I used to do this myself. Some… Continue reading Playing the Devil’s Advocate

Community, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Hurtful words

This week in Australia, there has been many hurtful words slung in the fight for supplies in supermarkets - primarily panic buying on toilet paper. The premise is flawed as we have enough supplies and manufacture it here. But still, folks panic buy a trolley load! Brawls have erupted in the toilet paper isles of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Hurtful words

Community

Dreams and Goals 2020

Goals - what would we do if we didn't have any, at all? Become lost in a nebulous cloud of spontaneity? Dreams can keep us going when things are tough, but have to be reined in from being too lofty to be practical. No one said a goal has to be set in stone, did… Continue reading Dreams and Goals 2020

Community, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Contentment

Bättre en fågel i handen än tio i skogen. Better a bird in hand then 10 in the forest.Swedish Proverb “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey Are you constantly seeking contentment? Marc and… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Contentment

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Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – A Bad Day

Knowing your own darkness, is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people - Carl Jung Are You Having a Bad Day? Recently a family member had a bad day. A really bad day. Everyone has them. Some are worse than others. No matter how bad it becomes, a bad day is… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – A Bad Day