“That’s one of my philosophies”, I jokingly say to my husband on a fairly regular basis. I’m being flippant- but actually there’s some truth behind these comments. So, I decided to stop and reflect. If I can identify what’s helped me in life so far, then perhaps these are rules to keep living by.
Late night pondering
Having had a baby earlier this year, I’ve done a lot of slightly delirious late night pondering. What am I proud of? What good decisions have I made? What makes me happy? When do I feel most fulfilled? What’s helped me achieve my goals?
I’ve certainly not come up with all the answers but the random notes on my phone started to show a pattern.
I’ve boiled these ramblings down into five rules, or philosophies, that have helped me professionally and personally.
Disclaimer – anyone who knows me could highlight plenty of times where I’ve not followed my own advice. But I hope that by writing them down, I might feel a sense of accountability to these rules.
My five philosophies
- Don’t ask, don’t get
- Be brave. Take risks
- Minimum input, maximum output
- Remember what really matters (and say NO)
- Perfect is the enemy of done
At some point I’ll elaborate further!