“You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth)
Rob Siltanen wrote these words to launch a very famous advertising campaign. The theme was think different. You might just remember it. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no… Read More Crazy different . . .
Professor Dov Eden from the University of Michigan has done some work on self-fulfilling prophecies that shows that if a manager believes that his or her staff have high ability, and they convey that belief to them, then individuals will achieve more. And the converse is also true. The takeaway? That people need to know… Read More I believe . . .
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.Carl Jung
“I came to the conclusion I want to share what I learned in my life, because I think life is only useful if, at some stage, you share what you know.”Arsene Wenger Do you have an opportunity to pass on to someone else what you know?
I read an interesting article: People don’t become ‘adults’ until their 30s, say scientists “What we’re really saying is that to have a definition of when you move from childhood to adulthood looks increasingly absurd. It’s a much more nuanced transition that takes place over three decades.” (Professor Peter Jones)
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Danish Law of Jante proposes that Danes are happy because they aspire to be average. There are 10 rules: You’re not to think you are anything special. You’re not to think you are as good as we are. You’re not to think you are smarter than we are. You’re not to convince yourself that you are better… Read More Happy?
What do you see? Someone struggling with fear and self-doubt?Or someone with hope? We may never know. But perspective is interesting, isn’t it?
A most lovely colleague shared that he’d dreamt overnight that a personal wardrobe malfunction would befall him when he stood up in a lecture theatre later that day in front of dozens of people. Based no doubt on his perceived stress of the event – why, I’m not sure, for he is an amazing presenter… Read More The wrong trousers . . .