Geoff Hudson-Searle

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Can we truly renew ourselves?

Can we truly renew ourselves?

“If you're
scarching for
that one person
that will change
your life, take a
look in the

We live in a very fast paced technological world, running from one place to another and tasking ourselves from one thing after another, it is not surprising that we cannot prioritise exactly what is important in our personal and business lives. Because we get so busy doing all the things we have to do, making them all seem a lot more important than they actually are, we start to panic and live in this constant state of urgency with much anxiety. As a result, we start to accumulate a lot of stress and tension into our bodies and forget what it actually feels like to relax and enjoy life.

Every person I know is looking to redefine their life personally and/or professionally. They want to know themselves better: be happier, more successful, healthier, authentic, integrated and whole Each of us is, to some extent or other, a reflection of the experiences of our lives. However, whether and how we succeed is determined at least in part by how we cope with those experiences and what we learn from them.

When I wrote my first book, ‘Freedom after the Sharks’ I described a very difficult and emotional family life with professional setbacks. My belief through my personal journey developed the strength, determination, and skills to create a successful family, business and happy life.

There is nothing more exciting than living a life of constant self-renewal. Self-renewal is the attention you give towards ensuring that your life is forward-moving, with every step bringing you closer to who you really are. It entails stripping away the old and stale, so that you become increasingly aware of the purity of your true essence.

A wonderful quote by Rabindranath Tagore where he once said: “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Every time you renew yourself, you relate to your world with a renewed sense of aliveness, seeing beauty and colours through fresh eyes. As you experience this newness, your life-force is activated. Life, inside and outside of you, becomes enriched and inspiring.

Most people have heard the saying ‘The next big thing in your life is right around the corner.’ This is an anticipatory mind-set, one I encourage you to live with each day. Don Meyer, one of the all-time winningest college basketball coaches, once said: “Positioning, anticipation and technique create quickness. Therefore, you can always get quicker.”

It is a quote I think about often. I add to this great man’s words, by saying, when we get quicker, we get better. We become more whole. Thinking quicker, acting more on the behalf of our loved ones and ourselves we take care of family, business and find fulfilment.
Quickness manifests itself in our thoughts, as when we have quicker, sharper intellect, we act and make decisions with greater effect. Anticipation leads to excitement for living. The verve with which we carry ourselves comes from self-satisfaction of living in the moment, and a future-seeking mindset of joy, believing that things will keep getting better.

If you are feeling stuck, dull, bored, or lacking inspiration, it may be time to take steps to renew yourself.

During this period of growth and excitement, take inventory in your life. A period of renewal is a time to examine your emotions.

Here are three ways to begin this process of examination:
– Begin by thinking about all the things in your life that are holding you back. Write these down on a list. This could be things like envy of your friend or thinking negative thoughts about a loved one.
– Once you have your list, identify the key themes. In other words, what are the negative emotions that permeate your thoughts, and thus, the things you’ve written on your list? I’m willing to bet you can identify emotions like envy, anger, laziness and anxiety. These destructive emotions lead to fear. The bad kind of fear, fear of success, will always hold you back from what you want to accomplish
– Come up with a solution for all the things that hold you back. But don’t just write it down. Integrate it into your life. Start living out the solutions to the things that hold you back. A prime example of this is, if you have always doubted your ability to finish a project, like completing your work objectives or KPI’s, figure out exactly how you plan to do this. Once you know the answers, it’s so much easier to achieve the solution.


It is normal to feel stuck and uninspired from time to time. In fact, feeling stuck and uninspired is necessary for you to transition to being bigger and better. When you recognise that you have reached a point where you are stagnant in life and then do something to shake things up, you are taking an empowered step to grow to stretch yourself to actualise your highest potential. Thus, it is an opportunity to experience a new feelings of aliveness and passion… that everything is pulsating with an abundance of possibilities.

The majority of us were created with everything we need to live successfully in this world; millions of emotions, thoughts and possibilities are inside each of us. Over time that changes because we make choices about people and the world; how we’re seen and treated and what we think will truly take care of us and make us happy and successful be it money, job, relationships, owning things.

Sometimes we limit ourselves with our choices, and we go away from our true brilliance, infinite potential and purpose in life.

The good news is this: you can get back to it. Genuine happiness and success will be yours, when you make the choice to find out who you really are to know, respect and honour your rare individuality.

The greatest care and gift you can give yourself is the profound pleasure and knowledge of being able to say: ‘This is who I truly am and this is what I want in life.’

Marcus Aurelius once said:

“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”

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Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #19

Thank you for your comments, I agree entirely, you need to make a choice and acceptance in life to follow your path to true happiness, for some this is possibly the hardest decision in life because it involves the golden truth of life. Erik Pevernagie once said “When people are just drifting along the tides of life and can’t see the shores of reality anymore, they may experience someday the irresistible desire for a liberating burst, emerging deeply from the inner self and disentangling them from their manufactured pattern. That day might be a day of all possibilities and make them ready to hit the ground running.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #18

There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.” - I love this quote Geoff Hudson-Searle I figured this out at a very young age. But its only in the last few years I realised that genuine happiness and success will be ours, when we make the choice to find out who we really are to know, respect and honour our rare individuality. The golden truth of life. The choice is always ours , everything we need to live successfully in this world, everything lives within our control. Thank you for a very inspiring buzz. Wishing you a fabulous 2018.

Randall Burns

4 years ago #17

I did mention you, include the link to this article and expand on my comment in my latest post Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #16

Super comments CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit I always have meditative reflection and creative thinking in the shower, wonderful! Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #15

Thank you Harvey Lloyd for your wonderful comments. The three RRR's Reflection, Rejuvenation and Renewal. I could not agree more; introspection, renewal and change a fantastic time to make New Year resolutions!

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #14

Completely Lyon Brave adversity is the best form of education!

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #13

Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven thank you for your wonderful quote and your view on change, change is always individual and transformational to ones circumstances. A great quote by Harriet Tubman 'Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.'

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #12

So many beautiful words Randall Burns every day we have the opportunity to renew oneself, this is an attitude for the mindset, the quote by Rabindranath Tagore where he once said: “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” makes the renewal complete with happiness, joy and love in ones heart.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #11

Great to hear from you Debasish Majumder I understand your words across absolute in nature, always the separation between the layers is the cause for the “duality.” It is precisely because your mind cannot directly experience the universe that a duality is formed, which separates understanding, meaning, and truth into two parts: relative and absolute.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #10

Thank you Pascal Derrien for your comments, you remind me of a quote by Emma Watson 'I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.'

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #9

Thank you for your truly wonderful comments.

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #8

We renew ourselves when we take a shower, so extending renewal beyond the physical is well within the realm of possibility because it is in the realm of necessity.

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #7

"There is nothing more exciting than living a life of constant self-renewal." Geoff Hudson-Searle Its that time of year of reflection and renewal for the new calendar year. This is an excellent place to start.

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #6

getting fresh from past bumps is a hard must

Randall Burns

4 years ago #5

Great post Geoff Hudson-Searle Wonderful message. The "renewing" is very important, every moment that we have is a new opportunity to not only improve and strive to be better but it is another chance for us to be happy and joyful. Think about every breath that we take, as we take that breath we are "renewing" ourselves, bringing in fresh new energy, releasing old unwanted "baggage"; every breath that we take is a "renewing".

Debasish Majumder

4 years ago #4

human civilization progressed out of technological development and ushering the means of production which eventually renewed the life style. as nothing is absolute in nature, sometimes it too emerge with a phase of dazzling shine and sometimes with dismal note and both enriched us in the passage of time. however, lovely buzz Geoff Hudson-Searle! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #3

Personally I am not sure what I will be but I am sure about what I don't want to be :-) I really prefer your approach that the overly marketed book Hit Refresh from MS Boss :-)

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #2

Good post that inspires to take a break from the unwanted humdrum ways of life and refresh oneself with the essentials of truthfulness.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #1

Thank you Kevin Baker for your wonderful comments, I recall a quote by George Bernard Shaw who said 'Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.'

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