Adventures in Awesome Living

by Sunil Bali, 15-01-12

What matters this year – just as in any other year – is not what you think, plan or say. What matters most is what you do.

It’s like a promise. A promise is meaningless unless it’s delivered.

Until you execute your brilliant idea, it’s just that, a brilliant idea.

Last Monday the winner of the 1:40pm horse race at Taunton was a 200-1 outsider, named Lights on Broadway. After the race, the horse’s trainer Jo Hughes said they had a plan which horse and jockey executed perfectly.

Ten days ago, after Newcastle unexpectedly beat Man. Utd 3-0, the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said, "We had a plan and once each player crossed the white line, he executed the plan."

At the end of each year – and this year will be no exception – it’s always the same,

- some people will have made things happen and got the results they wanted

- some people will have watched things happen and

- some people will ask, "What the hell happened?"

Which camp will you be in?

The choice is yours. It always has been.

It’s amazing what just a little extra focus and effort can achieve: the extra degree….. (2:59 min video)



Many fine things can be done in a day if you don’t always make that day tomorrow – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success – Swami Sivananda

Nothing will work unless you do – Maya Angelou

Action is the foundational key to all success – Pablo Picasso



Thanks to Rob Scott for these gems from Tommy Cooper:

  1. I told my girlfriend I had a job in a bowling alley.
    She said ‘Tenpin?’ I said, ‘No, permanent.’
  2. I met this bloke with a didgeridoo and he was playing Dancing
    Queen on it. I thought, ‘That’s Aboriginal.’
  3. This lorry full of tortoises collided with a van full of terrapins.
    It was a turtle disaster.
  4. I went in to a pet shop. I said, ‘Can I buy a goldfish?’ The guy said,
    ‘Do you want an aquarium?’ I said, ‘I don’t care what star sign it is.’
  5. I bought some Armageddon cheese today, and it said on the packet. ‘Best Before End’
  6. I went to buy a watch, and the man in the shop said ‘Analogue.’
    I said ‘No, just a watch.’
  7. I went into a shop and I said, ‘Can someone sell me a kettle.’ The bloke said ‘Kenwood’ I said, ‘Where is he then?’
  8. My mate is in love with two schoolbags.
    He’s bisatchel.
  9. I went to the doctor. I said to him ‘I’m frightened of lapels.’
    He said, ‘You’ve got cholera.’


To your success in 2012,