This week marked the end of the matric exams which brings different emotions to each one of us. When I wrote matric I was a very insecure 18 year old holding thumb that I would pass matric. One sure thing though was that on the 7th of January the next year my place was booked on the train to Bethlehem for military service. Until then I hardly knew there was a Bethlehem besides the one where Jesus was born.
A teacher’s view
Forward a couple of years and I was ... continue reading
A while ago I wrote about the importance of taking more time to think (quantity), but equally important is the quality of our thoughts. Seems like the quality of the Springbok coach’s thoughts had a bit of a downturn during the last minutes of Saturday’s game.
When your business, organisation or church, plan for next year, do you only plot the same outdated activities on next year’s calendar, or do you use your creativity to plan something new and original.
Nobody likes stale bread and nobody likes a stale program. ... continue reading
The only thing that is certain about the future is the fact that it is uncertain.
One of the aspects that are assessed in personality tests is the degree to which someone is comfortable with change; the contrast being preference for a more predictable environment, i.e. maintaining the status quo. This implies that some people experience the uncertainty of the future as less threatening than others.
We live in times of great uncertainty. Tom Peters writes in one of his books that even working for a big company does not ... continue reading