the ordinary blog
One of the most important plans when starting this website was the section on all the Psychology and Self Development books i've read over the years. I eventually would like summaries of all the major books in the hope it will achieve two main goals.
Anthony Robbins mantra is CANI - Constant And Never-ending Improvement and I guess I have subscribed to this view ever since reading Awaken The Giant Within but it is fair to say that I also find distraction is never too far away!
The first summary on Dr Carol Dwecks's Mindset was in a position to be completed last Saturday afternoon but before it was the must see Manchester City v Leicester in the Premier League. What a game it was. This is why people love football. The billionaires against a team with seven free transfers in their team, a team tipped for relegation but 3 points clear at the top.
I got to my laptop after Leicester's amazing 3-0 victory and all thoughts of self development went completely out the window and I haven't really returned since. Instead the Reading Football Book Club was founded and became far too fun and engrossing to want to do anything serious and proper..
If Leicester can win the Premier League it will be the best story that professional sport has even known. I know that is a massive statement but I can't think of anything that would top it. Whatever happens I hope they can take it to the final day against the holders Chelsea with a chance of glory. It is going to be great fun finding out.
Back to the website and as much as I want it to be as good as it possibly can be I also never want to stop having fun creating it. If that means happily getting distracted and doing other things then that's OK.
Talking of distractions I think the site needs a Best Part of Ordinary section, one that looks into the books that inspired the naming of the site. I think it could be a hive of positivity and brightness if done well. If I do it I want it to look great so I am hoping my new book "HTML and CSS" by Jon Duckett will help and inspire me.
I am also preparing a Twitter Watch section as well, inspired by Dave Gorman and the nature programs on BBC2. I am enjoying Twitter so much more now that this website has given me more of an online identity.
So much to look forward to and as with life success means many things for The Best Part of Ordinary. This website doesn't have to be perfect but it does need to keep as high a standard as is fun to adhere to. I also want to enjoy the tangents but keep the main goals of the site in mind too and most importantly finish the sections that I start...in a reasonable amount of time :)
I am 43 and lucky to have a fantastic wife and 3 kids who give my life purpose and make it fun too. To pay the bills I am a Software Consultant and have been for the past (mostly enjoyable) 18 years.