‘I always had a repulsive sort of need to be something more than human. I felt very very puny as a human. I thought, “Fuck that. I want to be a superman.” – David #Bowie

Knowing you have so much potential and yet realising in your heart of hearts that it’s not happening. Frustrating your friends, family and loved ones but not so much as the frustration that greets you each morning. Monday is the worst. It’s not about regret over the past or future plans that are way outside your potential. It’s just the feeling of being bogged down in the present.

It’s a kind of boredom that drove Sherlock Holmes to cocaine. The game is afoot and it is within your reach, so the question is about the limits on your potential. Sometimes the problem is out there but every entrepreneur, business owner, athlete or sports coach I have worked with has shown me that most limitations are ones you do have control of and they are internal.

The gremlins that eat motivation, the monkey on your shoulder talking bullshit, the failure to live a life true to your self. The bugs I am interested in are deeper in the system than negative self talk – they are just a symptom of a self working against the dictates of wisdom.