Mittwoch, 19. Juni 2013

Fear - not

I wrote a poem once about Fear. Well, actually, I wrote several poems about fear....
One was titeled "Fear - not..."
Yes, this is my message for the day.
Fear - it comes at times.
However, my friend, to you I say:
Fear not!
Fear in matters close to you is usually a bad advisor.
So I say: Fear  not!
Fear not, because if you fear and do not do, you will look back on all the time you wasted.
So: Waste not!
Enjoy and use your time!

Montag, 20. Mai 2013

It´s been a while....

It´s been a while…
I had an interesting realization.
Actually two.
One about 3 weeks ago and the follow-up realization today.
I was reading about achieving goals. It had more to do with what you need to do to achieve something in general and in particular with achieving your goals through practice.
Actually, it made the point, that if you practice a lot, then actually you get better. Talent or no talent.
And that practice seems to be a much more important factor, compared to talent, then has been the general understanding so far.
I found this extremely interesting.
There was this expression: Deliberate Practice.
I liked it.
I wasn´t sure yet how I would operationalise it, so I made myself a calendar entry every day that says: “Deliberate Practice”.
It as been popping-up every day at 17:30 in my calendar.
“Deliberate Practice” has become part of my daily life. I usually click it away.
Sometimes I briefly think about it. It reminds me of the things I want to put into my life, the big stones, if you know the jar analogy. Things, which are not very present right now. Like more sports.
Today it just popped-up and I realized: Yes. Now I know how to do it.
Mehr wird nicht verraten…

Freitag, 2. November 2012


I have been thinking for the last couple of weeks about blogging.
Not my own blogging.
As you can tell, I am not much of a blogger.
I get an inspiration and blog away for a couple of days, weeks, maybe months, but years?!
I have been wondering why people decide to blog.
There are the most amazing blogs out there.
And the most senseless.
But most bloggers spend LOADS of time and energy on posting.
And now I ask myself: For what?
What is it exactly that people get out of blogging?
Originally I thought it had so much to do with exhibitionism.
But I am not so sure any more.
I think this is one of the reasons I stopped.
I didn´t actually want to write any more about writing.
If I would (would have) continued, I would have been writing about the "other things".
But I wasn´t sure I actually wanted anyone and/or everyone to see/feel me.
Obviously others do want that.
And very much.
Food for thought.

Samstag, 14. April 2012

Choice and freedom

What I really love about life is, that no matter what you think now, you have no idea what you will think in the future.
Of course, most people think they know. And feel validated once, in the future, they think what they thought they would think.
But it could have been different.

Freedom is choice.
Freedom is the possibility to change your mind over and over again.
Freedom is not having to justify yourself to anyone, not even to yourself.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....what a great feeling!

Donnerstag, 1. März 2012

Going with the flow

A friend of mine invited me to a big and important event.
It´s a great opportunity for many different aspects of my life.
Business and personal.
I am not sure I want to go.
So I didn´t answer straight away whether I can make it.
The friend called me to ask if I am coming...
Big inner sigh.
I feel torn.
On the one hand, I am sure it would be a great evening, the possibility to meet and mingle with many people.
On the other hand, I do not feel "ready" in some way.
You know what?!
I am going to go with the flow - and not go.
When I am ready - the opportunity, in whatever form, will come again.

Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Giving yourself permission

Listening to TED talks always inspires me amazingly.
I think more then anything it inspires me to be the best me I can be.
Not for anyone else or not because one "should", just because the people talking passionately about what they are passionate about, makes me feel passionate about, well, just me.
That seems like a weird thought, but in the end it isn´t, is it?!
When we are able to be passionate about ourselves and the things we do, our lives completely change.
It doesn´t matter at all what our lives are about. They still change and always to the better.

I can make an amazingly long list of things I am passionate about. And this changes all the time. While many things remain the same.
And suddenly I think: YES!
Allow yourself to be the best person you can be - for whatever that is worth and for whatever that means.
Give yourself persmission.
And then anything and everything can happen. Independent of what you thought yesterday about what could happen.
This is freedom.

And one more thought:
Random moments and random people happen to us all the time.
Smell the cheese. See the signs.
I still look back to the fateful meeting I was attending, when I first heard that my father was ill and in hospital. He never came home afterwards and passed away 4 months later.
But is it this moment, the call, that I remember?
It is a colleague who I hardly knew, who left the company soon after, who asked me about my stigmata. I had always seen it, but never knew others could.
Since then, every time I am energized, I see it and smile and think of him.
Random people.
Change your life.
Thank you.

Dienstag, 21. Februar 2012

Es geht was weiter...

I can now safely stop wondering if whatever it is I am going through, inside and outside, is a phase or not.
Who knows?! Who cares?!
But - it is great to see how, when you get into the flow, about yourself, things just move along totally smoothly and amazingly well.
I am so in awe of flow.
I used to think it is related to writing, but now I see it is a general principle.
And the flow can be just within you and within your thoughts and it WILL have an outside effect.
To all "nay-saysers": You do not believe it because you haven´t experienced it. Everyone who has experienced it has no doubt.