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The Problem Perspective

I’m giving some of my old posts some new life, looking back I’m copying and where needs be re-touching some of my old posts. It’s going to be interesting to see where I was at then and what I wrote:

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The world we live in is large, amazing, terrifying and wonderful. We are so small by comparison and when problems get to us we can forget this. I’ve found recently that my perspective on the problems in my life needed to change.

I’ve been going through a rage of numerous problems for some months now, from the personal to the professional. Sometimes it seemed too much to cope with. The way I was looking at those problems was making it worse and dragging me down. Thinking about this and and I decided that changing the way I look at the problem could help immensely.

I recently decided that being human being (haha) with a brain that can think and solve problems, is a good mental attitude to adopt of dealing with life’s ups and down. Changing my attitude and I’m looking at life in a more positive light, focusing on the the good things in it and not giving up has helped me immensely recently.

I’m not saying that this is an attitude we should all adopt, because everyone is different and that what makes people good at working out problems – our ability to act in different ways benefits us.

Simon 🙂

 

Check this out: 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old’

1. Not traveling when you had the chance.

Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself.

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Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself.

2. Not learning another language.

You'll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school and remember none of it.

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You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school and remember none of it.

3. Staying in a bad relationship.

No one who ever gets out of a bad relationship looks back without wishing they made the move sooner.

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No one who ever gets out of a bad relationship looks back without wishing they made the move sooner.

4. Forgoing sunscreen.

Wrinkles, moles, and skin cancer can largely be avoided if you protect yourself.

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Wrinkles, moles, and skin cancer can largely be avoided if you protect yourself.

5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians.

"Nah, dude, I'll catch Nirvana next time they come through town." Facepalm.

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“Nah, dude, I’ll catch Nirvana next time they come through town.” Facepalm.

6. Being scared to do things.

Looking back you'll think, What was I so afraid of?

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Looking back you’ll think, What was I so afraid of?

7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority.

Too many of us spend the physical peak of our lives on the couch. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and beyond, you'll dream of what you could have done.

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Too many of us spend the physical peak of our lives on the couch. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and beyond, you’ll dream of what you could have done.

8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.

Few things are as sad as an old person saying, "Well, it just wasn't done back then."

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Few things are as sad as an old person saying, “Well, it just wasn’t done back then.”

9. Not quitting a terrible job.

Look, you gotta pay the bills. But if you don't make a plan to improve your situation, you might wake up one day having spent 40 years in hell.

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Look, you gotta pay the bills. But if you don’t make a plan to improve your situation, you might wake up one day having spent 40 years in hell.

10. Not trying harder in school.

It's not just that your grades play a role in determining where you end up in life. Eventually you'll realize how neat it was to get to spend all day learning, and wish you'd paid more attention.

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It’s not just that your grades play a role in determining where you end up in life. Eventually you’ll realize how neat it was to get to spend all day learning, and wish you’d paid more attention.

11. Not realizing how beautiful you were.

Too many of us spend our youth unhappy with the way we look, but the reality is, that's when we're our most beautiful.

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Too many of us spend our youth unhappy with the way we look, but the reality is, that’s when we’re our most beautiful.

12. Being afraid to say “I love you.”

When you're old, you won't care if your love wasn't returned — only that you made it known how you felt.

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When you’re old, you won’t care if your love wasn’t returned — only that you made it known how you felt.

13. Not listening to your parents’ advice.

You don't want to hear it when you're young, but the infuriating truth is that most of what your parents say about life is true.

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You don’t want to hear it when you’re young, but the infuriating truth is that most of what your parents say about life is true.

14. Spending your youth self-absorbed.

You'll be embarrassed about it, frankly.

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You’ll be embarrassed about it, frankly.

15. Caring too much about what other people think.

In 20 years you won't give a damn about any of those people you once worried so much about.

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In 20 years you won’t give a damn about any of those people you once worried so much about.

16. Supporting others’ dreams over your own.

Supporting others is a beautiful thing, but not when it means you never get to shine.

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Supporting others is a beautiful thing, but not when it means you never get to shine.

17. Not moving on fast enough.

Old people look back at the long periods spent picking themselves off the ground as nothing but wasted time.

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Old people look back at the long periods spent picking themselves off the ground as nothing but wasted time.

18. Holding grudges, especially with those you love.

What's the point of re-living the anger over and over?

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What’s the point of re-living the anger over and over?

19. Not standing up for yourself.

Old people don't take shit from anyone. Neither should you.

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Old people don’t take shit from anyone. Neither should you.

20. Not volunteering enough.

OK, so you probably won't regret not volunteering Hunger Games style, but nearing the end of one's life without having helped to make the world a better place is a great source of sadness for many.

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OK, so you probably won’t regret not volunteering Hunger Games style, but nearing the end of one’s life without having helped to make the world a better place is a great source of sadness for many.

21. Neglecting your teeth.

Brush. Floss. Get regular checkups. It will all seem so maddeningly easy when you have dentures.

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Brush. Floss. Get regular checkups. It will all seem so maddeningly easy when you have dentures.

22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die.

Most of us realize too late what an awesome resource grandparents are. They can explain everything you'll ever wonder about where you came from, but only if you ask them in time.

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Most of us realize too late what an awesome resource grandparents are. They can explain everything you’ll ever wonder about where you came from, but only if you ask them in time.

23. Working too much.

No one looks back from their deathbed and wishes they spent more time at the office, but they do wish they spent more time with family, friends, and hobbies.

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No one looks back from their deathbed and wishes they spent more time at the office, but they do wish they spent more time with family, friends, and hobbies.

24. Not learning how to cook at least one awesome meal.

Knowing one drool-worthy meal will make all those dinner parties and celebrations that much more special.

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Knowing one drool-worthy meal will make all those dinner parties and celebrations that much more special.

25. Not stopping enough to appreciate the moment.

Young people are constantly on the go, but stopping to take it all in now and again is a good thing.

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Young people are constantly on the go, but stopping to take it all in now and again is a good thing.

26. Failing to finish what you start.

"I had big dreams of becoming a nurse. I even signed up for the classes, but then..."

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“I had big dreams of becoming a nurse. I even signed up for the classes, but then…”

27. Never mastering one awesome party trick.

You will go to hundreds, if not thousands, of parties in your life. Wouldn't it be cool to be the life of them all?

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You will go to hundreds, if not thousands, of parties in your life. Wouldn’t it be cool to be the life of them all?

28. Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.

Don't let them tell you, "We don't do that."

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Don’t let them tell you, “We don’t do that.”

29. Refusing to let friendships run their course.

People grow apart. Clinging to what was, instead of acknowledging that things have changed, can be a source of ongoing agitation and sadness.

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People grow apart. Clinging to what was, instead of acknowledging that things have changed, can be a source of ongoing agitation and sadness.

30. Not playing with your kids enough.

When you're old, you'll realize your kid went from wanting to play with you to wanting you out of their room in the blink of an eye.

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When you’re old, you’ll realize your kid went from wanting to play with you to wanting you out of their room in the blink of an eye.

31. Never taking a big risk (especially in love).

Knowing that you took a leap of faith at least once — even if you fell flat on your face — will be a great comfort when you're old.

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Knowing that you took a leap of faith at least once — even if you fell flat on your face — will be a great comfort when you’re old.

32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and network.

Networking may seem like a bunch of crap when you're young, but later on it becomes clear that it's how so many jobs are won.

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Networking may seem like a bunch of crap when you’re young, but later on it becomes clear that it’s how so many jobs are won.

33. Worrying too much.

As Tom Petty sang, "Most things I worry about never happen anyway."

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As Tom Petty sang, “Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”

34. Getting caught up in needless drama.

Who needs it?

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Who needs it?

35. Not spending enough time with loved ones.

Our time with our loved ones is finite. Make it count.

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Our time with our loved ones is finite. Make it count.

36. Never performing in front of others.

This isn't a regret for everyone, but many elderly people wish they knew — just once — what it was like to stand in front of a crowd and show off their talents.

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This isn’t a regret for everyone, but many elderly people wish they knew — just once — what it was like to stand in front of a crowd and show off their talents.

37. Not being grateful sooner.

It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we're all so incredibly lucky to share.

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It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we’re all so incredibly lucky to share.

 

Check this out: ’37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old’ – https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/37-things-youll-regret-when-youre-old?utm_term=.tgJR9jLyo#.aiZo8wOD9

Simon 🙂

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Innovating your life

I’m giving some of my old posts some new life, looking back I’m copying and where needs be re-touching some of my old posts. It’s going to be interesting to see where I was at then and what I wrote:

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Innovating in our lives can make life interesting and maybe change it for the better. Life can be get boring when facing the same problems time and again, doing things in the same way that we’ve done countless times before. Changing how things are done and new ideas is the cornerstone of innovation, applying this to how we live can affect how we look on life – is it dull and unchangeable, or a living thing that’s fluid and changeable?

Innovation is something that we hear a lot about, especially in the technology driven world we live in. We should apply this to our own lives. How often does an idea come to you that you think is good but are too afraid to try? I say try it! Life gets boring doing everything the same all the time… Do something different. It doesn’t matter what it is. Not everything will work. But hey, that’s life.

What sort of things could things am I talking about?
– Do you feel you could do more for a loved one? Do it. Go nuts and surprise yourself.
– Unhappy in work? Do something, change it or change jobs and go for something that scares you.
– Even down to simple and boring things, go to paperless billing because you hate sorting paperwork. Change a utility supplier because you’ve been with them so long now.

It sounds simple, even daft but how many big and little things niggle us that that we do nothing about. Make your life and everything around it the way you want it. Own it and manage it.

The other option is to keep going as we are – and that’s no good is it?

Simon 🙂

What is a father?

Being the topical kind of guy I am, I was thinking this morning about what a father is so I put my thoughts into this post.

A father is someone who has photo’s where their money used to be 

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This is a quote I saw years ago and to me it’s perhaps the most accurate statement of what a father is.
The stereotypical father is a man that is out the door to work before the house is up, back at whatever time for meat and three veg, out to the pub on a Friday, is often grumpy and shouts when things go wrong and spends the weekend watching football and the F1.

While this is maybe true of some or even many fathers the true essence lies between lines of the stereotypical father.

  • Theres the father the provider.
  • Theres the father that instills their values.
  • Theres the father the social animal.
  • Then theres the father the man, competitive and striving.

Every father is different and marks the family with their own stamp that’s part of who they are. They want it to be a reflection of them and what they think is right and wrong. 

They know they don’t get it right all the time, I rarely do. But the striving never stops and neither does their love. Even in the midst of the fear, anger and maybe even hopelesses they may feel.

Just like in F1 – just because your pit stop put you back three places or you started near the back. It doesn’t mean they accept it. It pushes them to drive harder.

So for today… Give him a rest. Happy fathers day!

Simon 😊

Eternally Spinning through the Cosmos

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Whatever happens today or any other day – remember that whatever we do here the Earth keeps spinning. Round the sun, spinning on it’s axis, days come and go years pass and the Earth keeps spinning.

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Life is so short – the Earth in comparison is eternal it was here when we were born and it’s more than likely going to still be here when we die. This cradle of life will keep going eons after we pass – whatever we do.

Simon 🙂