Overthinking negativity can feel like trying to swim in quicksand. Panic rises, struggle intensifies the quicker we sink.
Taking a step back to analyse where we are, where we want to be and the journey to get there can give us the best foundation for change and getting out of that quicksand feeling.
Seeing the feature of new Graduate Malala over the weekend I’m reminded of where she started – shot by the Taliban for speaking up for girls’ education as a teenager – to relocating to the UK, going to school in Birmingham, studying, and graduating from Oxford University along the way becoming the youngest Nobel laureate after winning the Nobel Prize in December 2014 as well as setting up the Malala Fund and the Education Champion Network with a vision to see every girl in the world get at least 12 hours education a week – what a journey.
Whilst Malala is an extreme journey, it shows we can change what’s ahead of us. Opportunity lies in the most obscure places and can present when we least expect it.
Take a step back, analyse what’s really going on. You can’t change what’s happened before – that’s history. We can all change the path we’re on…….if we want to.