Is it all that complicated?

Or do I make it so?

Am I self-centred?

Is it me?

There are many questions and few too little answers.

There’s no point asking these questions with no answers.

Best to ignore and stay the course.

I have to put myself first if I…



I think taking one step at a time is a grossly misunderstood and taken-for-granted phrase.

Same in golf with one shot at a time.

Every shot does count.

I like to think of these steps as processual and meaningful in long term development.

Recently, I’ve taken some new ones, guided…



You have to fall in the dirt before you can grow — or similarities on that phrase really make you think.

If I want to move forward, do I first have to move back?

And is moving back in the way I think or different?

These anxiety-inducing and stopping forces…



I think we’re all seeking something.

Different points require different thoughts and wants.


There’s a difference I think between aimless seeking and seeking because you need.

Seeking for attention or seeking for survival.

There’s little I can say to think otherwise.

I’m seeking.

I know what for.

I need…



When you make a decision, you hope it’s for the right reasons.

Not on impulse, nor irrationally.

Some are irreversible; however, I believe the ones made in good faith often can lead to much more.

I’ve come to the realisation that I may not always make just decisions.

Thinking selfishly…



I’ve had a marmite relationship with confidence all my life.

Sometimes I feel confident but I’m not actually.

Other times I don’t feel confident but look or act it.

Today, I feel confidence and am acting it.

A strange combo but one I’m liking.

It comes from somewhere which involves…



There’s almost been a calmness about me the last few days.

I don’t know if it’s the blog taking affect or a change in mindset and outlook.

But I haven’t had any major issues.

I feel tired maybe that’s why my emotions have stabilised.

It may have something to do…



You fall to the level of your practice.

Humbled again by the game we love.

However, I was happy with many things.

The result wasn’t great but I could be proud of a few things out there.

Confidence, conviction, strength in the scoring zones was a miss today.

It’s disheartening…



Much of my life now is controlled.

I get through each day hoping to see what’s ahead.

That also covers something else.

I won’t be vulgar to share.

But it is a common occurrence of regular irregularity.

I deal with it as much as one can.




If I’m being honest, I do struggle.

I have been struggling.

My anxiety peaks like it did before.

I’ve pushed myself to my limits and beyond this summer; however, I’ve not built up much resilience.

I still fear a lot.

It’s all irrational and I deep down know that.




Danial Naqvi

Danial Naqvi


Joint PhD Candidate Business & Management at Manchester & Melbourne| MSc UCL Science, Technology and Society | BA (Hons) QMUL Human Geography |