Rain, Fog or Perfect Day?

Time to Read – Less than 17 years

Sir Terry Matthews, an entrepreneur, told me 17 years ago about his dream – “I will bring Golf’s Ryder cup to Wales.” And immediately everyone asked him, “How?”

And Terry smiled a knowing, private and certain smile.

From the second Naked Leader book, The Naked Leader Experience

And last week The Celtic Manor in Wales, built and owned by Terry, hosted the Ryder Cup. One dream just came true.

And when the weather forced an historic fourth day’s play, the media thought they had at last found a chink in the positive armour worn by Matthews – how wrong they were – this exchange from BBC Breakfast:

Journalist: “Have you had an extra grey hair or two, because of this weather over the last couple of days?”

Terry Matthews: “Are you kidding, an extra day, it’s almost like a special marketing deal – the longest run in history”

Well done Terry, as you know so well, no event has any meaning other than the meaning that you choose to give it

Action – What event has happened to you this week, which you can better address by changing its meaning?

And well done to Terry, to Wales and to Europe

With my love and best wishes

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