Skip to Navigation

Following the post I wrote a few days ago I wrote about acknowledging the past; many years ago I was told the following quotation, from the writer Anatole France:

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy. Because what we leave behind is part of us. One must grieve for what has gone, before starting something new.”

The Original

(for those who want to debate the misquotes that float about):

“Tous les changements, même les plus souhaités, ont leur mélancolie. Car ce que nous laissons derrière, fait partie de nous-même. On doit faire le deuil de sa vie passée, avant d’entrer dans la nouvelle.”

 

What do you think? Share your thoughts...

Latest from the blog

Simple Solutions Are Best

Faced with a dilemma? Here’s how to choose.

Continue reading

What makes effective staff training?

Organisatons spend millions each year on staff training yet much of it is a waste of money. One pundit recently claimed that people only remember 16% of what they are taught in training. Would any organisation buy another product or service that only worked 16% of the time?

Continue reading

Why Can’t I Help Myself When I Hear a Question?

We can become powerless in the face of the questions we are asked. Why is this? What provokes us to unthinkingly accept that a question MUST be answered, then and there, just because it is a question?

Well formed questions are a powerful and delightful thing. Badly formed ones are often the last resort of bigots and bamboozlers.

Even when its not that serious, we let ourselves down when we use questions carelessly.

Continue reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Get it now.

How to be more Resilient

Get my super-helpful guide '9 Steps to Resilience' absolutely FREE, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
close-link
%d bloggers like this: