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Daily Musings

Daily thoughts and ideas to keep the fire burning

Daily bread

Daily bread

Things you generally have to do every day include eating, sleeping, and going to work. Things you have an option of doing daily would be exercising, reading or engaging your mind, practising your craft, and actively working on the relationships in your life. What if […]

A is for attitude

A is for attitude

You’re not always in control of what happens to you, but you’re always in control of how you react to it. Our attitude is a choice. You might think you would have fared better in another time or somewhere else, but no matter when or […]

Snap back to the moment

Snap back to the moment

In Christopher Nolan’s Inception, the character of Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) has a totem that he spins to see if he’s in a dream or in reality. If it topples he’s in the real world, if it keeps spinning he’s dreaming. Wouldn’t it be great if […]

Being bad is part of the process

Being bad is part of the process

Being terrible at the thing you want to get better at is part of the process. It’s unavoidable and honestly, it’s essential. No master of their craft has ever created their masterpiece on day one. Where would the fun be in that? Nobody likes to […]

Thank you, next

Thank you, next

Sometimes all you need is a good breakup anthem to get you going. There’s so much power in saying ‘thank u, next’ to any drama you’re experiencing or challenges you have lived through. To be grateful for what it taught you and to move on […]

Beauty & intellect

Beauty & intellect

How important is it to you to be perceived as smart or beautiful? These might be the two most overrated qualities in people. Superficial, and out of your control for the most part, why do we revere these two qualities so much? Beautiful people aren’t necessarily […]

You get what you settle for

You get what you settle for

Of course, you have to settle for some things, as we know, you can’t have it all. Your health, your financial matters, your career, your love life – have you consciously settled for the situation you’re in? We are creatures of comfort, so it’s only […]

On patience

On patience

Nothing great ever happens without you putting in the work. Even winning the lotto takes buying the ticket. Action and effort is what leads to results. That, however, doesn’t take into account the other most important element: Time. Like seeds, today’s actions probably won’t grow overnight. […]

You get what you need

You get what you need

Is it possible to have it all? I’d hazard a generalisation and say no it isn’t. Even if you had your version of ‘it all’ would you be satisfied? Would your ‘it all’ be satisfying if it was attainable? It’s like trying to find accommodation […]

The tricky thing about advice

The tricky thing about advice

The tricky thing about advice is you’re almost never ready to take it. In Afrikaans, we have a saying: “As jy nie wil hoor nie, moet jy voel.” Which loosely translates to: “If you don’t want to hear, then you have to feel.” This saying […]