Every professional was first an amateur

Always remember, every professional was first an amateur. They had to master their craft (whatever that craft was) and persist using dedication and commitment. Only after significant time was applied (and this could be months and most likely years of effort) did they perfect their craft to be called “professional”.

So why do we want and expect instant results when we are attempting something new? It takes patience and time to get it right. Enough time consistently and persistently applied in order to master your craft.

So don’t get frustrated when you haven’t mastered your craft early on. Just more time, persistence and dedication is needed, and you will become professional.


If you attempt something but don’t succeed…

If you attempt something but don’t succeed, is it failure?

NO! It certainly is not failure!

It is ONLY failure if you just give up and never try again.

If you don’t succeed the first time you attempt something, you should learn from that experience and use it to be better prepared the next time that you try!

So the lesson is, you are not a failure by failing to succeed, you just have got to keep trying until you prevail

Become unflappable

Don’t fret, stress and get disrupted by life’s issues. It is life! It’s what life does!

So don’t sweat this stuff. Just deal with each issue as it comes and move forward. Understand it is another of life’s tests you just need to deal with and move on.

So be unflappable when these issues come along. Just shrug the shoulders and deal with it.

Your health will thank you for it!

What others “think” of you, is none of your business

Occasionally we may believe that other people may be thinking badly of us in some way. You may perhaps notice someone look at you in a different way or that they appear to whisper something to someone else, whilst perhaps glancing in your direction.

You, therefore, may truly believe they are talking about YOU! Or gossiping about YOU! Or saying something derogatory about YOU!


If they are not addressing you directly then it has NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU! In fact, it is most probably something going on in your own head! It’s your own mind thinking this way and playing tricks on you. It’s what your mind is good at doing when it doesn’t have the actual full facts available. It fills in the blanks with negative thoughts!


Understand that this is happening and just ignore the negative thoughts. Instead, focus on being yourself and not thinking that others are talking about you.

Because in reality if you cannot hear them, then it really isn’t any of your business anyway. Just move on and stop “thinking” things are going on when they actually are not.

Be smart…learn from others

Instead of trying to show people how smart you are, the smarter thing to do is to find out more in life, by listening to others.

You will soon discover whether they have valuable information that you can learn from or not.

If however you don’t stop and listen to others, you will miss golden nuggets of information that will move you forward in life.

Remember, everyone has something of value to teach you, so always listen to what they have to say.

Even if it is learning how NOT to do something!

You have iron in you…what is it worth?

A block of iron can be worth around £5

But invest some time and turn it into a horseshoe and the value grows to £12

If however, you choose instead to invest more time and effort and turn it into needles, then the value is now £3,500.

If you nurture and train yourself to learn new skills and then make balance springs for watches, the value of that iron is now worth £300,000


So what are you worth if you apply yourself? What can you mould yourself into if you just tried?


You have the potential inside to be whatever you want to be. With a little nurturing and training, you can realize your true potential.

So don’t leave the iron to rust and be next to worthless. You are worth far more so mould that potential and free your magic!

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Don’t Bother…

“Don’t bother helping other people, as other people don’t matter, you need to think only of yourself

Don’t bother helping others in need, they can help look out for themselves without any help from us

Don’t bother giving to charities to help others, because you should only think about yourself!”


Is this the language and the thoughts of a decent human being, who shows compassion to their fellow man?

Or are these the words that seem to be the new “standard” of behaviour being encouraged by some people of influence?


Rise above this poisonous rhetoric. Keep your standards high and don’t shy away from helping those others who need help.

Don’t stop saying supporting words to those that need to hear them. Don’t stop giving your love and compassion to the world at large. Because by being compassionate and thinking of others, sets us apart from wild animals.

We have evolved away from creatures who only think of themselves and not others. So if you succumb and go back to this backward thinking, you are returning yourself back to a primitive mindset with poor standards.

You are better than this. You are a compassionate, helpful and kind human being. With thoughts and actions which show this.

Keep your standards and integrity high as you are a wonderful HUMAN being, not an animal!

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