Do You Know the 3 Essential P Words for Your Success?

At first sight, these words almost universally do not appeal. You never hear anyone speak of them without either praising themselves (or another) or damning themselves (or another) for the same. What are the words?

Practice, persistence, patience.

All of them are needed when you are wanting to make a behavioural change, in whatever way. Continue reading

Success, Malcolm Gladwell and being an Outlier

In Malcolm Gladwell’s new book ‘Outliers’, about the story of success, he writes:

“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.”

What’s all this about twenty two seconds? Continue reading

The secret behind positive thinking

Using positive affirmations is a fundamental in the world of personal development, and increasingly in the business world.  In fact, thinking and imagining positively has been around for a long time, particularly in the sports world where it has been normal for many years for athletes and others to visualise and imagine themselves in the winning position.

However, I’ve come across many, many people somewhat disgruntled with positive thinking, because they say it doesn’t work. Continue reading