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Leaving a Legacy

While I was busy eating an apple this afternoon, I thought about the saying that it is not the number of seeds in an apple that is important, but

the number of apples in a seed.

The number of seeds in an apple is finite, but there are an infinite number of apples that can grow from one seed. In other words what is the potential hidden in that one seed? More favourable conditions will produce apples of better quality.

I believe the same is true for us humans. No ... continue reading

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The future is all we have

History

The one subject I never enjoyed at school was History. To memorise all those names and dates was certainly not my favourite pastime, to put is euphemistically. I therefore quit the subject at the earliest possible opportunity, only to find myself in History class for another two years as a student at Teacher’s College.

But that was not the end of my misery. Some years later I studied Economics at the university and to my surprise, economic history was part of the curriculum. To be honest to memorise those ... continue reading

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Essentialism

Many people I know are “people pleasers” to a greater or lesser extent. Are you one of them?

Unfortunately people pleasers tend to over commit themselves because they find it hard to say “no.”

On a business note

After the 2008 financial crisis Jim Collins wrote How the Mighty Fall, a book which looked into the reasons for the failure of many established companies. One of the reasons he emphasised, was what he called the “undisciplined pursuit of more,” which sounds very similar to an over committed people pleaser.... continue reading

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Crowded life

How would you like to have more time at hand? Perhaps the following description by Steven Covey in his book First things First resembles your experience.

“My life is hectic! I’m running all day – meetings, phone calls, paperwork, appointments, etc. I push myself to the limit, fall into bed exhausted, and get up early the next morning to do it all again. My output is tremendous; I’m getting a lot done. But I get this feeling inside sometimes,

So what? What are you doing that really counts?

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Planning amidst uncertainty

The only thing that is certain about the future is the fact that it is uncertain.

One of the aspects that are assessed in personality tests is the degree to which someone is comfortable with change; the contrast being preference for a more predictable environment, i.e. maintaining the status quo. This implies that some people experience the uncertainty of the future as less threatening than others.

We live in times of great uncertainty. Tom Peters writes in one of his books that even working for a big company does not ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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