Month: September 2016

To give up… or not to give up.

To give up… or not to give up.

By Doug Wright The greatest achievements of mankind fall into three camps. The first comes from stupendous, serendipitous luck – like the day Alexander Fleming noticed that the mould in one of his petri dishes had killed off other bacteria. If he’d washed that dish and gone about his business, millions of lives would never have been saved, thanks to the wonders of penicillin. Lucky for him – lucky for us. The second type of achievement stems from failure. Dr Spencer Silver was trying to invent a super strong adhesive. Among his batch of failed attempts was a glue...

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How to be mentally strong

How to be mentally strong

By Doug Wright Think back to your Year 12 class. Who was going to be the star athlete? Who was certain to become an award winning journalist? Who was going into medicine to save the world? We all have talents. But not all of us have the inner fortitude and strength to make the most of them, many people just give up. As Kevin Durant once said, ‘Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.’ So how do you cultivate that mental toughness, that strength of character required to come away with success? Amy Morin, psychotherapist, was...

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Keep having a go – you’ll make it!

Keep having a go – you’ll make it!

By Doug Wright There’s an old Buddhist saying that goes something like this. Imagine a turtle swimming around in the ocean in the dark; one turtle in all the oceans in all the world. There is a ring floating on the water somewhere. The chance of you being born is about the same as if that turtle randomly popped its head out of the water and through the ring on its first attempt. “Scientists have actually calculated your chance of existence to 1 in 400 trillion.” Scientists have actually calculated your chance of existence to 1 in 400 trillion...

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Amazing Road Safety Commercials – Part 4

Amazing Road Safety Commercials – Part 4

Commercials on Road Safety that are really touching! This film is the last in the series showcasing really great commercials that target safer driving on our roads. Check out our last post on this here. In our society we are seeing far too many innocent lives being lost on roads, and sometimes it is easy to forget about the risks when driving. These especially are great because they highlight the importance of needing to slow down and concentrate on our roads as the risk to human life is real. Close to Home | It Can Wait   Doug Wright, is...

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Amazing Road Safety Commercials – Part 3

Amazing Road Safety Commercials – Part 3

Commercials on Road Safety that are really touching! This film is the next in the series showcasing really great commercials that target safer driving on our roads. Check out our last post on this here. In our society we are seeing far too many innocent lives being lost on roads, and sometimes it is easy to forget about the risks when driving. These especially are great because they highlight the importance of needing to slow down and concentrate on our roads as the risk to human life is real. Good Driver – TAC – Wipe off 5 More to...

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