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The Poetry Of This Key Skill For Success

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – A poem by Mary Oliver.

A friend shared this poem with me last week, and I was struck not only by it’s brevity but also by it’s power.

I think it’s easy to read these lines and think ’that’s cute’ and just move on with the busyness of life, but I believe they are worth reflecting on.

What % of Meetings Are Failures?

“Behaviour is what a man does. Not what he thinks, feels or believes.” – Emily Dickenson
‘Let’s have a meeting about that meeting.’ These were the words from my boss at the time, over 20 years ago when I worked in a multi-national. I started to laugh and replied: ‘So we’re having a meeting about the meeting about another meeting?’ He laughed too.

Papal Mis-Alignment?

“I plead with you – never, ever, give up on hope.

Never doubt, never tire and never become discouraged.

The Hockey Legends

“You see things and you say ‘Why?’. 

But I dream things that never were and I say ‘Why not?’