DRIVING TESTS AND SETBACKS

Driving Tests And Setbacks

“Today is the day!” I wished to myself. “I’m going to smash this test and pass with flying colours!”     I didn’t. In fact, it was the complete opposite. In spectacular style. “I am sorry to inform you that you have failed…” I felt completely dejected. Tears pricked my eyes yet stubbornly refused to […]

CONFIDENCE GROWS WITH SELF-WORTH

Confidence Grows With Self-Worth

Confidence is amazing to have, though not necessarily the easiest of things to come by. Some very lucky people have tons of the stuff – for them it seems at easy as breathing. Some are born with this great superpower, whilst others have to work at it. And I mean really work at it. I […]

WISE WORDS BY OPRAH WINFREY

Wise Words By Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a celebrated talk show host, actress, author and philanthropist. She explores issues such as spirituality and personal development, among others. Oprah is one of the wealthiest self-made women and the world’s first black female billionaire. Here are thirteen of her most profound quotes: “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” “Understand that the right […]

STORY CORNER: HUNCHBACK (A POEM)

Story Corner - Hunchback

Eyes lowered, back hunched, Looking at the ground, Spying every crack and pebble Trying to make no sound.   Imperfections scream loud Heightening my fear, In bustling crowded places, I really couldn’t bear.   Thinking poorly of myself, Too low to even fall. Deserving no attention I was irrelevant, trivial, small.   That was many […]

SOCRATES: 10 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT QUOTES

Socrates: 10 Personal Development Quotes

Socrates was a great Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western Philosophy. He was born in Athens around 470 BC. According to his students Xenephon and Plato who wrote about him, he had great integrity and insight. His teachings are still taught today.  Here are 10 quotes by him: “The only true wisdom […]

DON’T LEAVE YOURSELF BEHIND

Don't leave yourself behind!

Help others. It’s always good to help others. But definitely don’t leave yourself behind. Ever. You should be bringing your own dreams to life, not just merely helping other people to create theirs. Make yourself a priority as much as possible. It’s not selfish – it’s an absolute necessity. Your own progression takes motivation, dedication, […]

STORY CORNER: A NEW SHORE (A POEM)

Story Corner: A New Shore (A Poem)

I step over warm golden sand, And gingerly dip in my toe Into the turquoise water. It’s numbingly cold, But in it I resolve to go.   Its temperature feels like icicles, Their daggers stop my heart. But from this familiar comforting shore, I must surely, for my own sake, depart.   For I have […]

10 QUOTES ON BEING YOURSELF

10 Quotes On Being Yourself

I love being myself. Not feeling the need to act in a particular way to impress others is really liberating! However, although it seems like an easy thing to do, it isn’t necessarily an easy feat to achieve. In fact, it took me many years to be courageous enough to practise being genuinely true to […]

STORY CORNER: A LEAP OF FAITH (A POEM)

Story Corner: A Leap Of Faith (A Poem)

“Can you do this?” they ask me. But I am filled with doubt. One hundred reasons flood my brain Why I should sit this out.   I don’t think I am good enough And my confidence is lacking. I don’t think I’m fit for the task, Despite their support and backing.   For there are […]

10 WISE QUOTES TO HELP YOU MOVE ON

10 Wise Quotes To Help You Move On

I know life can be unbearable, sad or frustrating at times. Don’t stay stuck or allow your emotions or circumstances to swallow you in darkness – it will only result in making you miserable. Keep moving onwards upwards and rid yourself of any excess negative emotional baggage. The aim is to travel light on your […]