Monthly Archives: June 2015

Thought For The Week

TFTW Deadline

To achieve the impossible set a deadline.

If you need something done – set a deadline.

If you need a big idea – set a deadline.

Zero hour deadlines ensure you clear the clutter and concentrate on what’s critical.

Nothing inspires motivation more than desperation!

Thought For The Week


Are you a sunrise or a sunset person?

A sunset person thinks the best is behind them.

A sunrise person thinks tomorrow might be better than today.

If you are a sunset person, could it be time to change your mindset?

If you are a sunrise person, you already know – the best way to fulfil tomorrow’s destiny is to do your best today!

Thought For The Week

TFTW Butterfly

I have a lovely garden overlooking the Mediterranean and it’s in full bloom right now.

The swallows are chirping, the bees are buzzing and the butterflies are fluttering.

This morning I was watching a beautiful orange and black butterfly, known as a Queen of Spain Fritillary, going from flower to flower on a vibrant purple bougainvillea bush.

All of a sudden a green lizard leapt from a wall and devoured the stunning Queen in one gulp.

The incident reminded me of the little swallow who wanted to winter in Scotland but was forced to fly south because of the cold.

Ice, unfortunately, formed on his wings and he fell to earth in a farmyard.  A passing cow dumped on the little bird. Luckily, the hot manure defrosted his wings.

Warm and happy, he started to sing. A cat padded by and hearing the chirping, cleared away the manure with its paw, found the swallow, and promptly ate him.

The moral of the story:

  1. Everyone who dumps on you is not necessarily your enemy.
  2. Everyone who gets you out of a mess is not necessarily your friend.
  3. If you're warm and happy in a cow pat, keep your mouth shut!

Thought For The Week

TFTW Sputnik

Sputnik moments arise when people are threatened or challenged and have to redouble their efforts to get back in front.

The term relates back to 1957 when the Soviet Union launched its first satellite, Sputnik 1, and beat the United States into space.

The Americans, of course, responded by landing Apollo 11 on the moon and on July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to ever walk on the surface of another planet.

Sputnik moments are scary wakeup calls that shake us out of our daydreams.

They may be uncomfortable, unsettling and unwanted at the time but, if they get us back into the driving seat, they can be eureka moments which transform our lives forever!