Mature Student Hanging in there has just passed on The lovely Blog Award for which I’m truly touched and honoured and have had a real positive buzz from.
Positive buzzes are so important in life. Especially when times are tough and we are faced with all those dreadful doubts. So easy to say “I’m no good at x,y,z” when actually we should be saying “I’m not good at x,y,z YET“. Adding YET changes the focus completely. The first statement is limiting the second is not.
As one of the books I’m reading at the moment points out: “Problem thinking makes the problem even harder to solve” (Joseph O’Connor – NLP Workbook)
How often do any of us admit to our limitations (thus confirming them in our fickle brains) when actually it would be far more empowering to admit to everyone we CAN do something and add the YET to those we can’t. And if people accuse you of a lack of modesty that’s their problem not yours!!
Children don’t spend their time apologising for things they can’t do – they spend their time learning. Who told us as adults we had to give up????
So thank you Mature Student for passing on this lovely award.
Here are my nominations:
Counting Ducks – for making me think and laugh – not to mention how much I am in awe of your wonderful skill as a writer.
I know this little road – for your humorous take on life’s ups and downs
Back on My Own – for being the inspiration that you are
Morning Wood – for your outrageous posts which I just love
Now is Good – for having a positive title for her blog and writing so clearly about her challenges