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No Success Without Struggle Teaser

Posted: March 01, 2021

So, it turns out that having a newborn kinda messes with your scheduling! This month's blog post is running a few day's behind scheule and will be finished by the end of the week, untill then, here's a sample...


What does ‘Success’ mean to you? Go on, I’ll wait.

In Autumn of last year, I was privileged to run an Instructor training/refresher course for our existing and up-and-coming teaching assistants. And in our very first session, this was one of our discussion topics.

What does ‘Success’ mean to you?

We quickly got the cliché’s out of the way, admitting that material goals were, in many cases, more than satisfying. After all, as the saying goes. “Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s more comfortable to cry in a Ferrari than a Skoda.”

But, none of us were happy to say that we would consider ourselves successful simply because we had a shiny toy sitting on the driveway.

So, the next angle the group explored was to attempt a concept of success as defined as a constant and never-ending process. Ideas such as ‘personal development’, pride in one’s achievements, the betterment of those around you, were thrown around. And the discussion continued.

.....To be continued.

Thank you for you patience, watch this space.