Get your Goals with Less Pain!

Time to get your goals with less pain!

I have often written about goal setting and the importance of having clearly defined objectives.

My friend and blogging mentor, Leo Babauta has recently written about an alternate approach – he talks about being open to what emerges and going for simplicity.

His article really resonated with me as most of my life, my approach has been to set goals and to go all out gung-ho to achieve them.

Leo agrees that goal setting does work when one gets clarity, visualises their goal, has determination to achieve it and takes small, focussed, consistent actions to get there.

However, this is not the only way – he offers an alternate way and explains how one goes about this route.

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It’s May Day and Time to Make your Dreams Come True!

spring blossom!

It is the 1st of May, and another beautifully sunny, spring day in London 🙂

It seems only yesterday that I wrote on May Day two years about how we should look at taking on new habits.

Today on a similar theme, I am pondering on how one can change their dreams into goals.

Firstly, thank you for all the many good wishes for the London marathon last Sunday. It was an amazing experience and one of the best days of my life. Thanks also for the many people who have already sponsored me.

I walked the entire course of over 26.2 miles except for the last 20 yards, when I thought the TV and on-line cameras might be on me. But alas the cameras had long since gone and I could have walked the whole way!

It took me 7 hours and 25 minutes of non stop power walking to get me there under my projected time of 8 hours.

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My 10 Life-Changing Lessons from Running the London Marathon

London Marathon

This Sunday, on 26th April, I shall achieve one of my lifetime goals and finally take part in the London marathon!

Over the years I have applied through the ballot and got a space and then had to pull due to injury. One year, I got injured the day before playing mixed 5-a-side football. One bad “tackle” from a female opponent led to a sprained arm and that was the end of that year’s marathon.

Two years ago, I had a place again in the London Marathon but an injury meant I had to pull out and defer my place.

So finally, come Sunday I will be one of the 36,000 participants at the start line and my goal is simply to finish. A running injury in February curtailed my training and rather than pull out, I am going to walk the whole route. It may take me over 8 hours but I shall be there at the finish line!

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7 Simple Tips to Make all your Relationships Even Richer

make your heart huge!

I delivered another public talk last week and it felt great to be amongst a group of motivated people making time in their busy lives for personal development. The theme was how to improve all your relationships and make them richer and more fulfilling.

It always amazes me how such evenings take their own shape despite detailed planning – it is almost as if destiny plays a part! As usual I feel that I was the one who learnt more from the evening.

More on my talk later as it was just another highlight of a significant week.

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