Saturday, 29 November 2014

Weekend Wisdom: Challenging Yourself

I've learnt a few things in my twenty four years being on this planet, one of which, being you have to work bloody hard to get where you want to be!.. Nothing's handed to you on a plate & you make your own future.

My parents have always brought me and my sister up on the idea that you work hard for your money, if you can't afford it don't buy it & life's too short to sit back and be lazy. I was reminded of this when I started my new job recently and saw the slogan 'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take'. This immediately got me thinking of all the things I want to achieve in life... Boy I've got a list as long as my arm & I'm going to have to work so hard to achieve it all.

Today I'm going to be talking about challenging yourself. Whether it be walking for 30 minutes each day to shift that extra couple of pounds or learning to love yourself & strive for personal perfection. Either way being a challenge, it's something you wouldn't necessarily be doing in every day life & it deserves to be celebrated. As we accomplish our challenges it gives us the confidence to go that one step further & tackle further road blocks. For me confidence is the key to success & surpassing all off life's challenges whether they be iddy biddy ones or big fat juicy ones!

Three challenges that instantly spring to my mind are...
1. I want to be a home owner next year so my challenge is to save as much spare money as possible to put towards a deposit with my boyfriend.
2. I want to pursue a career in Interior Design so my challenge is to complete my portfolio & get it sent to as many Interior Design companies as possible.
3. I want my blog to be as successful as possible so my challenge is to improve content, keep up to date with regular posts & grow my little space of internet. (Psst. I'll be doing blogmas!)

I realise I've said want want want here & that may sound a bit bratish, but these are all things I want to achieve, and believe I can achieve with a bit of time and persistence. It's only me that can make these dreams possible so I'm going to ruddy well go for it! I think this post is going to sit really nicely with a New Years Resolution post that will (aptly) be making an appearance at the start of 2015. So we'll have a bit of a reflection in the new year - Gosh 2015 sounds weird to say!

Have you been enjoying my Weekend Wisdom series? What are challenges you've set yourself?

Thanks so much for having a nosey. Lots of love.



  1. Great post, Claire! It's always good to challenge yourself more. There are lots of things I would like to achieve! xxx

    1. Woohoo! Well the new year is a great place to start! I'll be noting down all my new years resolutions soon. Lets hope we can keep them! X


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