Let’s be radical – How to make hope possible rather than despair convincing

“To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing”  Raymond Williams (Welsh novelist & critic 1921-88)

I found this quote at the Eden Project last week during our road trip through England.  Talk about making the impossible possible!  What an extraordinary and inspiring place.  So much of what makes hope possible or despair convincing is in the words, messages, and body language we use, hear or interpret in our communication and building of our relationships.  With the listening skills we have covered over the last couple of weeks (“How well do you really know yourself, “What does your listening style say about you”, “How to listen so people will talk”), we are interested to know what you have found possible and different?  What changes have taken place for you? What have you learned about your style of communication and how it affects your relationships?  What tools have you been using?  What’s worked and what has been a challenge?

With the Olympic fever running through the UK and around the world, it is a great reminder that anything is truly possible and mindset plays an enormous part in our success of what we achieve.  We invite you to be mindful of your communication and listening skills over this next week and be aware of how often you are making hope possible as well as how often you are making despair convincing.  How is your mindset and use of communication skills serving you and affecting those around you?

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”


Join us in being truly radical and making hope possible by creating Coaching Cultures in your community and communicating in the language of the 21st century.

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