We make what we want from any given situation.  It is up to you to choose the direction you wish to take. 

Mary Panwaskar

It has been some time since I last wrote any blog entries.  This is due to being unwell on and off for several weeks.  Perhaps this has been more than the past few weeks but I choose to ignore it.  This year has been quite an interesting year, as I have been striving forward with my plans and making marked improvements both in the tasks set professionally and also in my running targets set.

Goals become futile when you cannot reach them as your health becomes poor.  We cannot feel what the other feels who is less fortunate in health, until we experience extreme discomfort and pain.  I found this out recently that my goals set could not be achieved as quickly as I had wanted because my health was not allowing me to do so.  The large fibroid growing within me can cause extreme pain spontaneously.  However, I have not let it stop me in striving forward with my life.

There are always drawbacks and unexpected spanners thrown in the path of your journey.  Poor health is the worst as it is expensive in time, expensive in motivations and goals you have set.  Sometimes, a reroute is required to re-focus and strive forward further with a renewed optimism.  I plan to carry out the latter and after my operation and recovery time.  I will be passionately moving forward with added determination.

You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I’m so blessed.’ That’s the way I choose to look at it.” Isla Fisher

Often, we forget to look at the core aspects of our lives as we are trying to meet the deadlines set by ourselves and others.  There are some constraints in your life that you cannot control and if you have no health then you have no options or way to move forward.

A healthy lifestyle can be achieved with the right motivations. My healthy lifestyle on most days and constant running and gym workouts mean that I am fitter than others.  My recovery time post-operation will most likely be faster than others.  Exercise creates a healthy body and mind.  Laziness kills!

“The body needs its rest, and sleep is extremely important in any health regimen. There should be three main things: eating, exercise and sleep. All three together in the right balance make for a truly healthy lifestyle.”                                                                                                                            Rohit Shetty

Next on my agenda in personal growth is to write and deliver a speech for Toastmasters at American Express.  This is truly going out of my comfort zone and I have thought about a speech several times but on each occasion I start again.  I am going to try to video it for others to view and hopefully this will influence you to improve yourselves and move out of your comfort zones!


“Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you’d just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting.”                                                           Edward Whitacre, Jr

It can be very difficult to step outside out of your comfort zone.  However, if you try the once you will find it was much easier than you anticipated.  You might have even enjoyed it.  Take a risk! What do you have to lose?  Comfort zones are there to be broken otherwise they wouldn’t be called comfort zones.  I will be carrying this out with the speech presentations and trying to run faster.

I wish you all best of luck in your endeavours.

Please drop me a mail if you wish to discuss anything personally.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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