Rivalries

“The only way is up.” – Novak Djokovic After beating Roger Federer in the 2019 Wimbledon men’s final, Novak Djokovic said, “The only way is up.” The win gave him his 16th Grand Slam title, and in a post-match interview, he made it clear that his sights are set on surpassing Federer’s record of 20 […]

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Leadership Lessons

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” – Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was a Roman politician and general, considered by many historians to be one of history’s greatest military commanders. His name may forever be associated with Cleopatra, but his skills as a military leader played a key role in the rise of the Roman […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister from 1940-45 and 1951-55. His inspirational wartime speeches are known around the world and his Battle of Britain, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” and, “we shall […]

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Embrace Your Problems

 “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein The problem with problems is that they never end. Ever noticed how you just manage to deal with one problem only to discover that another has instantly taken its place? That’s the problem with problems; as soon […]

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Failure Is an Option

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda If it was impossible to fail it would also be impossible to succeed. You see, to succeed, you must accept that the potential to succeed only exists because the potential to fail also exists. Think of it another way: […]

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Shifting Your Focus

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.” – Carl Jung It’s all too easy to slip into comparing yourself negatively against others. When you think negatively, you begin to see only what you don’t have or what you can’t do compared to others, so in effect, […]

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Changing Your Perspective

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing.” – C S Lewis If it takes you three attempts to pass your driving test, are you a success or a failure? You see, someone who passed first time might choose to see you as a bit of a […]

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How do you define success ?

“Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself.” – Gary Comer There was a time when taking part in a sponsored walk around the village green to raise money for good causes was deemed worthy of local news coverage, but today, unless you’re cartwheeling the route wearing a “beard of bees” and juggling […]

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You Reap What You Sow

“You’ve always had the power… you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda the Good Witch of the North from “The Wizard of Oz” “You reap what you sow” is an expression that makes an important point – you get out of life exactly what you put in. If you want more out […]

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Opportunity Doesn’t Knoc

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca In the world of entertainment, getting a “lucky break” is a popular expression. Certain stars appear to get lucky breaks and become overnight successes, but appearances can be deceiving. The reality is that nothing happens by chance. There is a reason for everything, and everything […]

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