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Three thoughts Thursday

Welcome again to ‘Three thoughts Thursday’ my weekly blog where I share the three thoughts that have been at the front of my mind over the last few days. I hope these three thoughts can be of benefit to you.

The light that you shine versus the shadow you cast

When I was in my late twenties, I started working for man called Chris Scott, not long after I had begun working for him, he said I believe you can go on and become a Retail Director. At the time I did not believe him however each week he would continually build on this thought. Some years later I went on and became a Retail Director.

Over the years I have met many people with similar or differing intentions and approaches to Chris. I found time this week to reflect on my impact intended and impact felt when working/leading others, I wonder if the same exercise could be of benefit to you?

It will pass

Impermanence is something that is all around us in every moment. Despite having endless evidence, we hold on to the thought that this experience will last forever. The impact of this can be huge sometimes leaving oneself imprisoned within a thought or stuck within a situation. There is an exercise called ‘noting’ that can help when these moments arise. Noting is a simple exercise watching one’s thoughts and labelling them as they pass through our mind. Just like clouds these thoughts may not be all dark and even more importantly not all for us. This exercise can be completed in a few moments with benefits such as clarity, calmness and perspective becoming gained as a result. I have found much benefit throughout February reminding myself to take one moment at a time as it will soon pass.