I have stumbled across these funny TV series, which everyone except me already probably have watched. It is called Black Books. The action is mostly located in a book shop around its crazy owner, his employee, and their friend. It is a hilarious show. I laughed my butt off.
Some other people's blogs I read yesterday reminded me about my student years. Once in a class, when we were studying a chapter about assessing projects feasibility, a teacher gave us a lecture that sort of blew my mind at the time. And although he was talking about business organisations, I kind of projected it on life in general and on myself. He said that for success of a company it is important for bosses to be able to quite projects that are no longer feasible regardless of the time and money that was already hammered into them and instead redirect the limited resources left into different more feasible projects that are easier to implement. He said that a lot of people have difficulty quitting a project and accepting its failure. And the more funds and time invested in it the harder it is to quit. To the point that such projects can drive the entire company to bankruptcy. He highlighted that it is just as important to be able to stop and write off waisted resources as loss as it is to be persistent in achieving completion of the projects. He said that sometimes people's pride , stubbornness, and regret about already invested resources doesn’t allow for that. Where as logically it makes much better business sense to accept smaller loss of resources, when it is apparent that the project ceased to be feasible or wasn't feasible in the first place.
At the time it was an unusual thought for me. We live in age of achievers and overachievers and believe that anything is possible (no matter what the price is). Facebook, pinterest, and blogs are snowed under all sorts of motivational slogans. But what about feasibility? Is anything really possible? Is profit worth the price? Which projects to put limited resources into? Everyone nowadays seem to aspire to run multimillion businesses, run marathons, be a style icon, have tons of wonderful children, and stay forever young all at the same time and all allegedly self-made from zero with no help. Living in the actual reality is not fashionable. Knowing your limitations is unthinkable. Noticing luck of feasibility or a low-return investment of resources is looking for excuses, laziness, and negative thinking.
Yes, sometimes people have beginners luck and succeed, because they naively didn’t know that what they did is usually difficult. But other times, with other things, same people wish they never bothered with something. What do you think readers?
And another thing, how do you calculate the price and profit of emotional comfort and happiness? Just for example: if you have very high-flying job, but you never see your family, which you adore and you chose to have less income, but do what is more fulfilling to you personally. Or maybe you never even had a high-flying job or chances to achieve it, but with hard work you found some niche in life that is less or more comfortable for you. Or maybe you are still finding yourself. And it is not like you don't like the money, everyone does. From the side, it would look like you have low aspirations and are not trying hard enough. Where as in reality everyone has aspirations, everyone is trying their best, no one says no to good things that genuinely add value to their lives. What do you think?
Lately I got hooked on couple of fantasy TV series: Grimm and Dracula.
Grimm is like a cop drama, but characters are inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales. There are creatures, who look like people, but can turn into magical monsters, when they want. And one of the police officers can detect them do to his genetic ability inherited from his ancestors the Grimms.
Dracula is a new beautiful historical fantasy drama about Dracula, who has risen again. He poses as an American entrepreneur in London in order to get revenge on a secret order that has ruined his life centuries a go. That's a very long time to hold a grudge.
I finally found the time to sort the photos and videos and blog about our summer visit to Warwick castle. It was a very hot day during July's hit wave last year.
Warwick castle is over thousand years old. It is the same castle, where historical figure the kind maker from TV series The White Queen has lived.
These winter holidays were very relaxing, despite the fact that my husband and I both came down with a flue. Which is actually a reason we didn’t try to be too active, but rested a lot and took it slow. As a result, we ended up having restful unwinding peaceful holidays.
I feel like I have nothing interesting to blog about as most of the time I chilled watching tv shows on the internet with a glass of wine. Currently I am watching the 4th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
I have got some vouchers from a craft shop as presents for Christmas, so I have been shopping already. Expect me to blog soon about new greeting cards I am going to make and scrapbooking projects.