This Saturday marks the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Seeing as the playwright created many of the sayings which we take for granted, I thought it might be interesting to imagine what he may have had to say as a coach.
Here are just a few quotations from his work:
And though she be but little, she is fierce.
A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Act III, Scene II
Could Shakespeare be challenging the assumptions we sometimes make?
And no legacy is so rich as honesty.
All’s Well That Ends Well, Act III, Scene V
The Bard reminds us of the value of telling the truth.
All’s Well That Ends Well, Act IV, Scene III
Shakespeare reminds us that show offs sometimes get shown up!
Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene III
A thought-through plan can be more effective than throwing oneself into activity …
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
King John, Act V, Scene I
… but a plan remains just that until you take the first step.
Measure For Measure, Act I, Scene IV
Shakespeare recognises the way in which limiting beliefs can prevent us from acting.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V
We cannot see the future and sometimes cannot see our latent potential: if you’d like to work with a modern-day coach to explore what you may be, do email me to see how we can work together. I promise not to speak in blank verse!
Today’s pebble for your thoughts: what quotations inspire you?
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