Work versus achievement

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”  John Wooden

It is crucial that we know what we do and why we do it. It’s sounds logical, but I found out that it is not so clear to many people… Often we can see good, hard-working people doing their best to produce things, that should not be produced at all. Things that have often opposite effect to one that was required or expected. Continue reading

The battle of opposites

It seems that the drama of life take place between two opposites. There is light and there is darkness, there is good and there is evil, there is motivation and there is demotivation, there is inspiration and there is desperation … In my opinion this is one of the most important lessons in our life. We should understand that we need both to enjoy the drama of life, to enjoy the journey. Even though often does not seems like this is the best way to us! Continue reading

Long live the King, long live the Queen!

It was one of these days normal days… My friend and business partner Ad invited me for a lunch. As we have not seen each other for over a month he booked a table at Joelia in Rotterdam, just opposite our office. It is quite good restaurant and we enjoyed amuses with nice fresh with wine when suddenly he said: look our King and Queen are walking by. Continue reading

The list of my excuses…

It is quite interesting how easy most of us can find why things will not work out for us.

Coming up with a long list of excuses is a very natural reaction. Somehow, we are programmed to rationalize why things could not work, even before we will try them! Seldom you can find someone starting something new telling everybody this one will work for me no matter what.

I can give you my old list of reason why things will not work out for me. I am keeping it just as a remainder.  Any time I am tempted to use an excuse not to try something new, I look at my “do not use these excuses” list. Here is my list of the most common excuses I used to use: Continue reading

What do I want? What do you want?

“Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.

Jim Rohn

You probably have heard many times that it is important to know what do you want. Most of the teaching will say something like that: decide what do you want and when you want it, make plan to get there and follow the plan until you will get there.

Nothing wrong with this approach except the fact that it is quite difficult to create a good picture of what do we really want. Continue reading

Looking back, looking forward…

I like the last day of the year. It is symbolic day. We are closing a chapter of our life story and we are opening a new one. It is the time to look back and the time to look forward.

Let’s start with looking back at 2016. I like to look at my past as at school. In the end, we are here to learn and to check whom can we become. Life is the best teacher. If you are not careful it will give you a test first and after the test will teach you a lesson. Continue reading