Hello – welcome to my blog!
First a disclaimer…
That’s not me above with the green sheet, skipping over the hills. It just represents what I aspire to – freedom, happiness and boundless enthusiasm!
The truth is that I’m a fairly successful, professional man in my middle years. I am reasonably happy and affluent and I mainly enjoy my job and life is pretty good.
But…I have this sense of not fulfilling my full potential, not being all I can and that I am missing out on some really important things. In short, I just know there is more for me.
I don’t mean in a selfish, ungrateful “give me more!” way. I really don’t. It’s just a sense that I could live better, and feel like I am more connected to my values. That I can live a life that is more me, and be more authentic.
I plan to document my journey towards a more unified and happier me and I really hope you will join me on this journey. You can sign up using the link on the right and then you will receive all my upcoming posts. I will write my blog weekly and explain what I have learned, and what I am doing to try to improve myself. It will show all the ups and downs as I move along with nothing held back!
There are many areas of my life that I hope to improve. I will let you know some of my precise aims next week, but these will cover my health and fitness, aims, motivation, relationships and career. Quite a bit to work on!
I ought to state at the outset that I have always viewed Self-Development with a measure of suspicion. I have a degree of scepticism about how effective some of these techniques can be, and that the whole self-help industry can seem a bit scammy and even exploitative. I am British so maybe that is partly why I struggle sometimes with the relentlessly mindless positivity that self-development seems to built on. Or perhaps I’m just an old Grump!
On the other hand, I do strongly believe that we should do all we can to take responsibility for our own lives. I have a dislike of people who act as victims and are constantly blaming others for their own circumstances. There has to be a way for people to take ownership of their own development and push themselves to be the very best version of themselves that they can. I certainly hope so!
I work in education at a senior level and have a reasonable grasp of some of the theory of human development, and I want to start turning some of this understanding on myself. I would also love it if other people joined me on this journey and shared their own experiences about their attempts at self-development. Sign up by clicking the bright orange button on the right to get regular updates on my blog sent straight to your inbox, so you don’t miss out.
Please feel free to comment on this (or any other) post and contact me with any thoughts or questions at email@example.com. I promise to respond to every comment and email I receive. I really would love to build a friendly and supportive community of people who are willing to try to improve their lives, but don’t necessarily believe all the hyped-up nonsense that is out there! Click the Facebook ‘Like’ button and you will also get daily thoughts and tips in your news feed.
I am going to read many self-help books and take some online courses too. I will provide honest reviews on this site and let you know how useful I found them and whether or not I would recommend them. I’m not doing this whole thing as a money-making exercise – I’m doing it to get happier and healthier, so you don’t need to worry about me recommending any old rubbish just to make a fast buck!
I hope you will decide to follow my journey and keep coming back here to see how I get on.
Next week I will share with you the precise areas of my life I am hoping to improve. It is only the 11th January, but I have been very busy and I already have a lot to share about what I have been up to in the last 11 days.
Cheers for now!
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