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You have the strength within!

Inspired by the actions of a client going through a very serious business crisis. On Sunday evening they took the time out to thank their team and remind them all how amazing they truly were for getting through such a challenging week.

She said “I often look to quote Rudyard Kipling in times of stress, he helps me keep my head above water and to think straight and to know there will be a solution.”

Sometimes we need a little reminder that

  • All things eventually pass,

  • There is always a solution,

  • We don’t need to be dragged down into the mess,

  • Keep a steady head and have faith in yourself.

That’s enough from me. Sometimes less is more. I’m going to let the poem say it all this week.

“If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!”



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