3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that encourages you to work when it’s least practical…

Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has helped me grow.

As a bonus I’ve finished with 1 joke that’s so bad, it’s good.

Let’s begin!

3 x Thoughts:

1) Your future dreams don’t negate your present day responsibilities. (click to tweet)

2) There’s a big difference between trying something and experiencing it. The former is usually done from a fear of missing out. The latter is usually done with an open mind – from a place of genuine curiosity. (click to tweet)

3) Admitting you were wrong simply demonstrates you’ve grown as a person, not that there’s anything wrong with you. It’s important to keep reminding yourself that being wrong is the most ordinary thing in the world. (click to tweet)

2 x Quotes:

“The facts tell us what to do and how to do it, but it is our humanity which tells us that we must do something and why we must do it.”


“Flourishing depends on active participation in the real world: creating, connecting, and contributing.”


1 x Thing:

This hilarious Ted Talk with Tim Urban in which he discusses the issue with procrastination and why setting deadlines might be more important than you realise. Well worth a watch!

1 x Joke:

Another far side comic for you all this week – I hope you enjoy!

Thanks ladies and gentlemen, I’m here all week! As always I welcome ALL thoughts and opinions on this blog. Please let us know in the comments section below.


Mindset Mondays – 14/06/21

25 thoughts on “3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

  • Loved the comic and the Ted Urban video. I’m ashamed to admit it but I’m a procrastinator. I make weekly To-Do lists to keep me on track. However, I always add smaller tasks to the list to make me feel like I’m actually being more productive than I am. As a result, I find myself delaying big projects until the “panic monster” shows up. It worked well when I was younger. I used to say I did my best work when I did it at the last minute. Well, not anymore. Now, I work on projects a little at a time. Sometimes this means accomplishing one small task a week and gradually increasing the amount of work as the deadline approaches. As for the comic- OMG!! So that’s what really happens behind the scenes. Hilarious!

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    • Hey Shaun – I think we’re all procrastinators – most of us are avoiding the feelings that those tasks elicit rather than the tasks themselves. I find getting started is the hardest part, but once I get into it I’m usually ok. I’m glad you enjoyed the post – thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Wishing you well 🙏

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  • I think as we grow older, trying automatically takes the shape of experience. Unless many insist on behaving like overgrown babies. There’s really no dearth of that. Experiencing is done with an open mind and an accepting heart. It’s about learning from a certain act or situation and carrying that wisdom along to the next step or hurdle.
    And the deadly admittance of being wrong is definitely realized by overpowering the ego. No, there’s nothing wrong with the person and most probably they’re on the right track of understanding and tolerance.
    The quotes are excellent and steeped in wisdom.
    The talk on Procrastination was witty and so relevant. It’s tough not to be a victim of it, but we’re the villains who instigate it. I think avoidance is a deep part of human nature. Fear and discomfort are often discovered when we dive into things, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As we go on, and delve deeper, the task or problem eventually gets lighter and less stress inducing. Had a few laughs while watching the video.
    Great compilation. And the pilots seem to be having a joyride themselves.
    Thanks so much for sharing this. 🙂

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    • Us pilots have to do something to keep ourselves entertained 😂
      As always Terveen you have taken my thoughts and expanded upon them with such wonderful insights of your own. I agree with you whole heartedly regarding procrastination. I believe it’s the feeling we’re avoiding – not the task itself. Thank for stopping by and lending your thoughts. Always appreciated 🙏🙂

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    • Thanks Coach! I think procrastination is more about avoiding unwanted feelings than anything else. Rip the bandaid off and get started – that’s always the hardest part. Often motivation builds naturally after a bit of initial hard graft. Thank you for popping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it 🙏

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      • It’s a tough one about motivation as that naturally dies down I feel as the weeks/months go by. I think consistency is key and not motivation for the long run

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      • I completely agree with you. Habit formation is most important. I only meant that motivation is often the result of action, not the other way round

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  • “Admitting you were wrong simply demonstrates you’ve grown as a person, not that there’s anything wrong with you.” – I agree with this. The challenge is that I feel like in today’s society (and perhaps especially in the USA which is extremely litigious…), we have a society where admitting fault or wrongdoing is incredibly hard to do.

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    • I agree. We’ve been raised in black and whites. To be wrong or to fail is to be inferior/incapable. It has everything to do with having a fixed mindset. To understand that being wrong is to be human, that failure is simply part of the process – that has everything to do with a growth mindset. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Wishing you well 🙏

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  • Very insightful thoughts, quotes and video share as always, AP.

    This one resonated with me in particular: “There’s a big difference between trying something and experiencing it. The former is usually done from a fear of missing out. The latter is usually done with an open mind – from a place of genuine curiosity.”

    I was watching a video of a live performance one of my favourite singers did last week during Pride in a packed bar. Everyone was standing mere inches or centimeters away from her. Yet all of them were experiencing it through their phone cameras. I felt so sad thinking about that, how we have evolved into a society living through our phones – not wanting to miss out on documenting it or saying you’ve done it – rather than genuinely living in the moment.

    So I’m sure that’s not what your quote was referring to but it made me think about it within that context!

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    • That’s exactly it. We want to document what we eat and see so we don’t lose it. We’re afraid of really letting go. To genuinely live in the moment I believe that’s what we must learn to do: let go. Thank you Ab – you shared a great example. Wishing you a wonderful week 🙏

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