I met a retired Judge on a train on Friday. He shared his story as follows: when I was faced with a critical life choice, I didn’t know what to do, so I went to see an old and wise mentor. He said “I have 5 words for you, they will change your life .”
So I went to see him and over tea he said these 5 words as a benchmark for my life choices’ “memories are better than dreams”. They did change my life!
In my book “Inspiring Leadership” I share the value of using the wisdom you have acquired and also that of mentors.
Time and again I have chosen to take the courageous, yet fearful route and experience something amazing; airborne selection, going into business from the army, starting my own business. In each case there have been frightening moments and anxiety, yet they have all given me wonderful memories and stories to share to help others learn from my many mistakes and a few successes.
So go out and create your memories today.
As Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said:
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius power and magic in it.
Begin it now!”
Warm regards Jonathan