Monday, August 22, 2011

What joyful accomplishment

It was a real gift to share a collection of principles that I'm so passionate about today - I learned a lot in having to articulate how I got to where I am today, hence I wanted to post the words that I finished with; perhaps they will resonate with you too.

Coffee was had, before and after.
"I want you to think on this:

What joyful accomplishment, what moment of happiness has existed in your life that you could have planned from the very beginning? 

Speaking personally, I can attest to the fact that I definitely didn't know my love of experimentation at art school would have ever had me landing my dream job, at the tech company I love most.

We don't often like taking risks as they necessarily make us vunerable to a path we can't predict - but I urge you to diminish this fear of failure by cultivating a greater willingness to take on risks.  Failing to do this robs others, even yourself, of the opportunity to surprise you."

Credit goes out to Sheryl Sandberg, who always reminds me not to limit myself to today's options.

2 comments :

Alice said...

What a wonderful sentiment to share with such young minds. I hope they take it to heart and find the gumption to take chances.

Lorna Diwa said...

Aw thanks so much Ali - too kind! But yes yes to gumption (great word)!

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