Monthly Archives: January 2011

What is the most important thing in the world?

(Translation: What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people! It is people! It is people!)

What are you investing your time and efforts into?
Food for thought.
Paul S Allen

Rose Red

Rose Red, originally uploaded by paulusthebrit.

A single colour can highlight that which is important and unique.

Paul S Allen

The Tyranny Of Perfection

Excellence is achievable perfection is not, so seek excellence.

Striving for that which is unachievable will ultimately demoralize and crush the seeker. The expectation of perfection is a cruel master as nothing will ever be good enough. Sometimes “good enough” is actually good enough.

To often the standards that we set for ourselves are so high they lead to a permanent sense of failure, but what is worse is when we expect perfection of others.

Is it wrong to have high standards? Not at all, but, the standards have to be achievable, there has to be an ongoing celebration of achievements along the path. The level of the standards should always rise, but for some there is a point to which they will not be able to improve. This does not mean that person (or yourself) should be rejected, what it means that they (you) should encourage people still on the journey to get to the standard you have achieved. Become the encourager of those who can progress further.

As a leader you should expect that some people will be better than you, will be able to achieve more than you, set higher goals and visions and achieve them. Do not let your own insecurity hold others back from achieving great things! Cheer them on. (Dangerous Leaders)

A perfectionist will hold onto tasks to try to see perfection achieved and doing so will never allow for the task to be completed at all.

Perfection is a dead-end road where failure is the only way out. Seek excellence for that is a continuing journey.

Paul S Allen

Old School House

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,100 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 62 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 101 posts. There were 25 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 12th with 80 views. The most popular post that day was Living With M.E..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lumen accipe et imperti, surviving leadership, xmrv, paul allen, and unpopular leadership.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Living With M.E. May 2010


Dr Ros Vallings on ME/CFS October 2010


About me
April 2009


Don’t Blame The Sick
July 2010


ME/CFS & Health April 2010

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