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can your future be better than your past? dear shame and doubt find a plan when your dream dies roger federer retirement Sep 25, 2022
Roger Federer Retirement

Welcome to Weekly Whisper #73


There's no way around hard work. Embrace it - Roger Federer

Roger Federer announced his retirement recently. From being a temperamental teenager to the exemplar he is today - he’s been a gift to sport and not just tennis.

It’s said he plays with a wand, not a racquet. His mastery and wizardry in his chosen craft can be mesmerising. If you’re a tennis fan here are 10 shots that blew our minds.

This quote of his resonates.

I’m sure many are willing to work hard. Many are willing to put the hours in. To dig deep and push through. But in working hard are you doing the hard work? What’s the hard work? The reflections on how you contributed to a situation you say you didn’t want; the moment-by-moment awareness of the impact you are having on yourself and those around you; the dull and mundane practices that deliver no immediate and tangible results; the work to heal yourself from previous trauma.

Are you willing to do the hard work and not just work hard?


Dear Shame & Doubt

Although you protect me from pain and suffering it stops me from being what I’m built for – the ups and downs of life help me go faster, get better and fully participate in my reality.

Watch this video for evidence


Question of the week:
Do you believe your future can be better than your past?

Whether it’s true or not you have the power to make it so – either way.

Your beliefs inform the lens through which you see the world. The lens through which you see the world informs the opportunities or threats you experience.

Our experiences determine whether the future is better than our past.

Do you believe it?


Quote of the week:
Many people will panic to find a charger before their phone dies but won't panic to find a plan when their dream dies - Bunny Naidu

Has your dream died? When? Who said?

Is there an ember still inside? What would some oxygen do to the ember?


Did you miss Freedom Fridays Podcast Episode #59 with Alison Cameron?

Catch up now before our next release.

In episode #59 Pete chats with Alison Cameron. Alison is a long-term practitioner and facilitator of leadership/cultural growth and development and a founder of Adaptive Cultures.

They dive into some distinctions Alison makes in her book “Leadership for the New Millenium” and they ponder and discuss questions like who am I, where am I, how do I fit in with myself, and explore the extent to which life has become a habit or a ritual.

Alison offers some practical tips to reconnect with our wildness and sit with questions without the need for an answer. If you’ve ever wondered what the most pervasive and durable leadership skill is then listen in for some clues.

 
 
 

                       

 

That's all for this week. I hope you enjoyed Weekly Whisper #73.

Feedback is my fuel so if you have any comments please send me an email at [email protected] and let me know your thoughts.

Cheers

Pete

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