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Paper Burns at 451F not 450F

Paper Burns at 451F not 450F

Burn book on the sea coast

Paper burns at 451⁰F not 450⁰F!

 

What on earth am I on about in this week’s blog? Paper burning? How does that relate to life coaching and finding our way forward? Well, it’s not so much the burning of the paper that I’m referring to, it’s more the temperature. If you want to set a piece of paper on fire, you need to heat it up to 451⁰F, Not 440, not 450, 451. Imagine then that you had a very important reason to set some paper on fire (probably something we can’t go into here J ), and you worked hard to stoke up the fire but only got to 450. You then gave it up as a bad job, you’ve failed. All the time not realising you only needed to go that 1 degree more and you were there! How frustrated would you be if you found that out afterwards!

How many times in life do we give up and not make that last little effort? We stop thinking we’ve failed not knowing how little extra it takes to get our problem solved, our goal reached. Olympic champions are the ones who know they have to put in that extra mile, that extra hour, that extra push. Only by doing this will they ignite their drive and reach their goal. We may not be Olympic champions, but we are all striving for something and we can all give up too easily.

Often giving up on something is in our head rather than our ability. As a practitioner of yoga, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been able to push my body that little bit further, quite safely, just by my mind being in the right place. So, it is important, when striving for what we want, not to give up easily. Tell your mind you just want that extra degree because that may be all you need.

Can you tell your mind that you want that little bit more? Have you thrown your whole soul, your whole life force into what you’re doing? Could you reach your goals and achieve more if you gave just one degree more? Let’s remember that the difference between good and great is immeasurably small.

A short one this week, but I believe an important one. We can all achieve the great things we want to achieve so get out there and stoke up the fires for that extra degree……..

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