Ignore the Naysayers

Yesterday, my son and I were having a conversation about his impending match, which was today.

He had been telling his friends at school about the match and there was a plethora of opinions about the opposing team.

  1. They trashed J’s team and J’s team is good
  2. They are better than you guys, you can’t  beat them
  3. They are too good

So the conclusion was, you aren’t going to win. Don’t bother.

Way to encourage a friend! 

So I simply said to him, “it doesn’t matter that they beat J’s team, they don’t have you. So go out there and do your best”. 

For all I knew this team might be the spawn of Barcelona FC but I didn’t really care. You can’t acheive anything without first believing you can. You may not always win but you will most certainly lose if you give up before you start.

I asked what his response was and he said, “I told them I bet you I’ll win). *sniff snifff. Proud mama moment*

I don’t care how delusional I may come across. I will chose delusion any day over thinking I’m a loser before the game has even started.

Pssssh. Anyway, they haven’t met the son of Wonder Woman. He went, he scored, our team won. 

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Quote of the Day

Saw this on the Elle page today

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasms

Winston Churchill

Wisdom According to Rocky Balboa

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth but you’ve got to be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that. ………. but until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.

– line from the movie Rocky Balboa

Happy Sunday!

Machiavellian Tactic In The Workplace

I’ve had a very interesting day at work.  I was told not to bother applying for a promotion; basically because the person wants the role. 

What do you think I’m going to do? I’m going straight for it, I will not pass GO and will not collect £200.

They better watch out for Wonder Woman.   Ka! Pow!