“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.
“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.
Posted on January 21, 2019
“So what exactly do you want my help with?” These were the words spoken by me as I sat in a busy cafe in London.
Posted on August 20, 2018
“I plead with you – never, ever, give up on hope.
Never doubt, never tire and never become discouraged.
Posted on August 07, 2018
“You see things and you say ‘Why?’.
But I dream things that never were and I say ‘Why not?’
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself,
and you are the easiest person to fool”
“Comfort, the enemy of progress”
“Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.”
– Albert Einstein
Posted on February 12, 2018
“If you’re not in it, you can’t win it.”
– Daley Thompson
Posted on January 29, 2018
“Observe the masses and do the opposite.”
– Walt Disney