Tennis Lessons: the benefits of failure

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

~ Samuel Beckett

I wrote in my last post about my latest knitting project.  A week on and it looks like this:

I am pleased with the handling of the yarn and the interesting but easy to knit pattern.  There is a problem, however.  It is coming up too small, and the ribbing is too tight for the main part of the knit.  Hmmmm.

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“The Inevitable Nature of our Ridiculousness”


Spot the difference – two sides of me in Paris!

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I have been a bit poorly over the last couple of weeks.  Nothing remotely serious – a cold and a cough.  But don’t you find that when you have ‘only a cold’, you feel utterly rubbish?

Feeling under the weather can make us vulnerable to mind-tricks.  Negative messages seem like well-worn truths:  You’ll never amount to much; Who do you think you are, writing a blog for other people to read?

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