You gotta believe....


I’m sitting in the Calgary airport watching the many televisions arrayed around the boarding lobbies: hockey, soccer, basketball, golf, baseball, auto racing, curling… a veritable smorgasbord of competitive events. Every player on every team playing at his or her best, believing they’ll win. And because so many sport metaphors are applied to our work lives, we watch and talk about these athletes and their efforts long after the games end. Sport seasons, like work projects, seemingly go on forever, starting with the common belief that success for any one team or individual is a real possibility. The only way that can exist is when the participants neither know nor believe that failure is inevitable. Professionals in every walk of life have to approach their challenges with that attitude, and take each step as if it’s one of many on the path to success. If you’re working on something, think like that; if you’re leading others, keep reminding them of that. Professionals should believe that anything is possible today

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (1883 – 1971): French fashion designer, business woman, and founder and namesake of the Chanel brand