Siya Kolisi’s words after the RWC Final were very inspiring and humble and his team is the first to win the tournament, despite losing a game in the pool stages. A definite win for resilience.
Indeed England’s Rugby World Cup score against New Zealand could have been higher. But this was a team with a mindset locked onto victory, and an honesty in their performance. They all showed up and backed themselves.
Last week I found myself at a conference in one of the top tourist attractions in Ireland, The Guinness Storehouse, in Dublin, which also has a super events facility.
In a team or organisational context, it’s about achieving what’s expected from your job or role – be it the CEO or the janitor. Yet often, many smart people do their ‘best’ without any clarity on what are the top outcomes expected from them are and how their success is to be measured.
Many people say they’re fully committed when really they aren’t. They hold back out of perhaps fear or from being focused on too many things at the same time. What really matters most to you? Are you fully committed?
Time really isn’t the issue, it’s more about changing perspective – taking a different mindset. Which for most is hard unless it’s forced upon you. That’s where the power of an hour comes in.
An attitude like Shane Lowry’s can make any journey enjoyable. But only if that’s part of our approach.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognise the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
I know quite a few ‘control freaks’… 🙂
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have
courage to lose sight of the shore.”
I recently wrote a blog post about an easy way to overcome overwhelm.
It was about a client who arrived at my Thrive Experience retreat only to tell me he wasn’t going to stay because he had “too much on”, and what happened next.
“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.