I saw this quote in a blog and it stuck with me through the day…

“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” Frank Costello in the movie ‘The Departed’

Then I saw this on a poster in a shop window…

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Then I heard this in a TV programme…

Father to daughter, “We either define our fate, or we are defined by it.”

Hmmm…

Once is happenstance, twice is a coincidence, three times?

I came up with my own version…

“If we don’t design our fate, then we give fate the right to design us.”

Is that the message?

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of new book “Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
and bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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