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Molon Labe (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ) If there was but two word that evoke the Unconquered philosophy more as definitively as the phrase “Molôn Labe”. “Molon Labe” the fearless laconic expression of defiance, spoken by King Leonidas I of Sparta in response to the tyrannical King Xerxes I of Persia where it is estimated that 300 Spartans soldiers alongside 7,000 Greek Hoplites stood against an estimated Persian force of 300,000 and certain death. The response was to Xerxes I demand to lay down their arms and surrender. What ensued was a 3 day battle; the Battle of Thermopylae 480 BC, and one...

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Excuses are stifling. They are an escape clause, a hamper to progress. An excuse is a method of diverting accountability from yourself to apparent factors beyond your control. The more ambitious the goal the stronger the desire to get the excuses in early. The stronger the desire to secretly sabotage progress early to avoid the embarrassment of failure later down the line. Do not alow this to happen. When setting a goal see everything as your responsibility. If it means that much to you everything you do should be about ascertaining the end goal. You need to live and breathe...

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Today's blog is a guest entry from Geoff Frewin. Geoff is a mindfulness and Peak performance coach doing some really interesting things. Geoffs attitude to the various setbacks display characteristics we could all learn from. Check him out on Instagram at Geoffrewin.Without further adieu...... As I move ever closer to my 60th Birthday in four months time, I live for now, this minute, of this day. I have no expectaions high or low, as that would have me looking into the future and guessing. I have studied mindfulness over the last 5 years, now qualified as a Practitioner, I work...

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