Welcome back to each and every one!!
It is such a blessing to have reached this point and to be in a position to write “2018” on forms and papers.
With all the mayhem, chaos, anarchy and general uncertainty it is sometimes difficult to find or focus on the positive each day…
I went back to some of my archives and found a piece of advice from Gary Baily (former player for Manchester United and Kaizer Chiefs).
In his talk “Success under pressure” he gave the abbreviation and very practical insight…
Have Gratitude, because you cannot be unhappy and grateful at the same time.
Reframing: face challenges, decide, be tough, focus into a general new direction if circumstances present you with pressure to change.
Empathy: Observe in detail, listen more than before, and expand your understanding before reacting. Emotional intelligence is more important than a large IQ.
Adapt: sooner rather than later. The world, politics, information and technology will not wait for you!
Teamwork is King. Use people, skills, and assets all more productively. You are not alone!!
With that said I can personally vouch for a policy of constantly making gratitude and worship more important than the “ISSUE” of the day…
May you rise, shine and be GREAT this year!!