Today is the day

I hear birds singing. There are blue skies outside. I’m enjoying the world cup. I’m healthy and happy, as is my missus and kids. Life is good. I’m growing, changing, learning. A mountain I decided to climb seemed daunting but, surprisingly, is proving simpler than I thought. Doors open. People are helpful. Things fall into…

Father’s Day

Being a Dad: the Top 10 Problems and Solutions By Joe Armstrong Problem No. 1: Time If you leave home before the kids are up in the morning and crawl home knackered when they’re in bed, it doesn’t take a genius to twig that time is your big problem. Tell me what you spend your…

Perfectionism wastes so much time

I’m staggered by how much time I have lost on a project due to perfectionism! It’s great to be challenged by that book I’ve posted about recently which topples my lifelong assumption that the longer you spend at something the better it will be. Often, the opposite is the case. And all that extra time…

Do it less than perfectly

As per my last post, it’s a liberation for me to think of the phrase ‘Do it less than perfectly’. When you want to do something perfectly, you put it off because it’ll take so much time. Another great insight offered in the book Overcoming Perfectionism by Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan and Tracey Wade is…

Perfectionism

I’m reading a really good book on perfectionism called Overcoming Perfectionism: a self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. It is excellent. It shows how perfectionism is so inefficient. It shows how perfectionists procrastinate. It shows how they tend to ‘blow the whole thing’ because of their ‘all or nothing thinking’. It’s by Roz Shafran, Sarah…