Wisdom, for now and later

Eat honey, my child, for it is good;    honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.1Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:    If you find it, there is a future hope for you,    and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs (of Solomon) – Tanakh / Old Testament I read this the other day, and got to thinking:…

Contact

Next time you read an article, listen to a podcast, watch a program that you like – why don’t you get in touch with whoever made it? Not just the person who was in it – the ones we normally notice – but the people who made it too. Drop them an email, or even that hand written note that you…

Old year’s resolutions

What can you tick off already? Good work on those. What do you need to quit – stop doing, stop trying to do, draw a line under, declare an amnesty for yourself, admit that it won’t get done, and let die with the old year? Perhaps most crucially, what are the little things – acts of kindness that you’ve been…

Compound interest

We all know about compound interest in the world of money. Save £100 a month for thirty years at one percent interest** and you’ll have a little under £42,000 by the end of that time (compared to £36,000 at zero-percent). Make that investment at 5% and suddenly you’ll hit £83,000. 10%*** makes almost £228,000. It takes time, and the commitment…

The end in mind

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Steven R. Covey’s first habit of highly effective people is to begin with the end in mind. Where do you want to go? What do you want to build? It’s another way of asking: what’s your vision? We can’t escape surprises, the contingent, serendipity, and we shouldn’t want to.…