Michael Daly

Author, Speaker, Mentor

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Is now a good a time as any to invest in yourself?

Is now a good a time as any to invest in yourself? And if so, here are some thoughts and suggestions on how you might just do this.

Challenging and all as it may be at this time as we deal with the Covid–19 situation, eating the right foods, getting enough rest and relaxation, along with exercising on a regular basis is a great start. This and keeping your mind sharp through reading broadly, journaling and meditating daily if that is something that would work for you (as it does for me) is a great way to invest in yourself.

It is also important to be aware of who you are spending time with, and to invest your effort and energy in people who support you. By being proactive about looking after yourself in all these areas, you will also tend to like yourself more. As opposed to a vicious circle, this becomes a positivity circle. Moreover, as you get caught up in this positivity circle, your own paradigm of yourself – your self-esteem, self-confidence and integrity – will be profoundly affected.

As this is all wrapped up with self-esteem, which is vital to achieving success – success that is true and real for you. Feeling good about yourself starts with having a great relationship with yourself. For the problem is that so many of us just want to be accepted by the people who mean something to us – or to be part of the gang, the in-crowd. The difficulty with this is that we can end up living what others see as success for us. We are often more than happy to go along with that, as it will mean we are accepted, and stay part of the gang and the in-crowd. Yet we will never live to our fullest and reach our truest potential by letting someone else – be they parents, friends, family, neighbours or colleagues – define the meaning of our success.

While many people take action because of social pressures, those that achieve true success often take action despite social pressures. Looking for others’ approval, or not wanting to upset them, can often be the basis for the way in which many people make decisions in their own lives and relationships. If this has been the case for you, it will not be easy to change. Yet therein lies the challenge: to make those decisions and take those actions which will bring you to where you really want to go with your life. If you want to be truly successful, then you may have to be prepared to take actions which might not endear you to those people who matter in your life. Easily said, hard done!

Until next month, take good care of yourself, all the best for now and if you want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you please check out my book: Conversations in Singapore – available from:

Amazon
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Liberties Press

Pandemic – good opportunity to take some time out?

As we are having to deal with the pandemic that we are now facing is it a good opportunity to take some time out for you? If so, then maybe it is a great chance to look at what is true success for you in your life and work.

Do you agree with the definition of success as set out by the dictionary? For me I have to answer ‘No’. For surely true success is unique to each one of us. However, I still need to define and redefine as I grow and develop as a person as to what true success is for me. Only I do know that successful people are prepared to take the necessary time out to discover what true success means to them, as they know they do not have to accept the traditional definition of success: notably wealth, fame and power. When looking to see what true success means to them, they turn inwards, knowing that they need to look to all areas where they want to see this success become a reality, such as their health, relationships, wealth, work, and leaving a legacy. They measure their success in relation to the person they are becoming during their time here on this earth, and not only what they are acquiring externally. In the end, they will define on their terms what true success is for them and their life. They also know that by doing this, they will encourage others to do the same.

Nobody else can say what true success is for each of us; only we can answer that for ourselves. Likewise, they also know that the first challenge is figuring out what true success is for them. That having done this the next challenge is to go and live it and make the true success they want for their life and work an everyday reality. This too might just be the case for you as you make the most of the pandemic we are now dealing with. That you take some time out to figure out what true success is for you, then go, and make real as you get to live it every day in your often own unique way.

Until next month, take good care of yourself, all the best for now and if you want to follow up on living a life of true and real success for you please check out my book: Conversations in Singapore – available from:
Amazon 
Liberties Press

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