Monday, 7 March 2011

Blog Post Award Winner - Time For A Little Perspective

First a quick reminder of what the ‘Blog Post Award’ is all about:

The idea is simple: Every time I find a blog post (new or old) that I think will add value for my readers, I will bookmark it and put it on my list to win the: Blog Post Award.

I will then write a post similar to this one explaining why I have decided on that particular post.

I will also link to the post from my blog post Award icon situated near the top of my side bar

For a full list of previous winners visit my ‘Blog Post Award ’ Page.

This week’s  winner of my  ‘Blog post Award is from a blog titled ‘The Figures Never Lie’, a blog written by a journalist and broadcaster by the name of James Willoughby (here’s how he describes himself on twitter: Racing journalist. Ex Racing Post chief correspondent. Formerly Racing UK, Timeform, The Times and Press Association. Now dog walker and aimless impresario.)

 My reasons for choosing this post began to form last week whilst reading a post on the excellent Green All Over Blog , Cassini, the author of the blog was discussing why he was feeling so annoyed about losing a sizable bet and one particular quote grabbed my attention , he said;

 "Life is good. Those close to me have their health, there's food on the table, so what the hell annoyed me so much?"

Now that short sentence brought home to me the fact that as serious punters we are susceptible to what we consider are tremendous pressures induced by our flirting with the markets. One minute we can be up high and then in another we can be plumbing the depths of despair. 

Well Cassini’s words highlighted to me that we do need to stand back sometimes and realise that there are more important things in life.

Shortly after reading Cassini’s post I continued browsing and found this post written by James Willoughy that I am sure you will agree, really does show how insignificant our worries about the markets can be, here is my post of the week:


I believe that this post offers more value than any ‘How To’ type post ever will, because it reminds us in graphical detail what is really important in life & that sometimes we need to stand back and put it all into perspective.

For anyone interested, you can follow James Willougby on Twitter at: @Prof_Hindsight

I hope you have benefited from this post



  1. Hi Mark,

    I just read James' blog post and couldn't help but be touched. There is little one can say after reading it except wishing him and his family the very best for the future.


  2. Hi Jason

    Yes I totally agree, I just felt that we sometimes need a reality check and that James' post did just that.



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