“Part of what it takes to be courageous is overcoming the constant battle between the desire for what we want and the fear of failure. Most of us don’t expose ourselves because we are fearful.” Dr Pippa Grange, Head of People and Team Development, Football Association (and team psychologist for the England World Cup team)
In 2010, in a speech at Princeton, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, reflected on his decision to start his company as the “less safe path” . . . “I decided I had to give it a shot. I didn’t think I’d regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted by a decision… Read More Looking back . . .
“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I want it more than I can tell!” Belle (Beauty and the Beast) (KF … this is for you x)
“Look to your right… it is the path back home. If you choose, you can take it. It is safe, easy, and comfortable. You do not have to work out or fight or do anything else you do not want to… Or you can keep moving forward. I will not lie to you. I cannot predict… Read More You might just . . .
Thomas Lickona writes a wonderful piece in Psychology Today about acquiring the art of conversation and teaching it to our children. I couldn’t agree more – though as a parent fully understand the pressures of everyday life – I’m not sure that every meal time together can create a conversation that ticks along as you’d… Read More Talk with me . . .
This is a true story … I overheard someone thanking a colleague for delivering a presentation (and it truly was fantastic). The recipient of the praise thanked them, and then just checked they’d overheard them correctly: “Did you say endured or enjoyed?!” It was a bit of a tongue in cheek quip, for the colleagues knew… Read More Quite joyful . . .
In a tribute after the death of Battle of Britain Ace Tom “Ginger” Neil, Dermot O’Leary wrote about having met him in 2015. He called Mr Neill “a true hero” and spoke about having the privilege of his company over several interviews: “It was an education and a lesson in how to grow old with… Read More A lesson to us all . . .
“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” Jim Rohn
“I know there’s pain Why do you lock yourself up in these chains? No one can change your life except for you Don’t ever let anyone step all over you Just open your heart and your mind Is it really fair to feel this way inside?” Carnie Wilson, Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard
“Mma Ramotswe (reflected) on the truth that when people ask for advice they very rarely want your advice and will go ahead and do what they want to do anyway, no matter what you say. That applied in every sort of case; it was a human truth of universal application, but one which most people… Read More Go your own way . . .