In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
I hit the ball, you hit it back.
This is like a lot of engagements in life.
I throw something your way, you throw something back.
So, who are you volleying with?
People who are negative and sceptical of what you’re doing? People who deny the facts (as you see them)? People who don’t believe in the work you have chosen to focus your life on?
It’s unlikely that you will change anyone’s mind. It’s unlikely to make you better. But if you volley with them you will repeat, repeat, repeat…
Perhaps you’re better to play with someone else.
You have that choice.
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.