Leinster, Obama & The Queen



This email is going out later than normal but my instinct was to wait until Mr. Obama had concluded his visit to Ireland.

What a 6 days it has been.

First The Queen, then the amazing comeback and victory by Leinster, and then Mr. O’Bama…

So here’s your shot of weekly inspiration:

“Remember that whatever hardships the winter may bring, springtime is always just around the corner. And if they keep on arguing with you, just respond with a simple creed: Is féidir linn. Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Is féidir linn.”

– President Barack Obama
If ever there was an example of ‘Is féidir linn’ in action, it had to be in the Millennium stadium, Cardiff on Saturday.

At half-time in the Heineken Cup Final the score was: Leinster 6 : Northhanpton 22

At full-time, as I’m sure you know, it was Leinster 33 : Northhampton 22

This was one of the greatest turnarounds in rugby sporting history. Absolutely astonishing.  And amazing to watch.

All reports coming from the dressing room indicate that it was the  ‘one-directional mind’ of Jonny Sexton who inspired the team to pick up their heads and to go for the win.  Certainly, you could see it in him on the pitch.  There was only one result for Leinster with Sexton playing – a win.   As a result, he inspired his team to lift their heads and their spirits to spur them on to a most memorable ‘mental’ victory.

Out of the last week, how could you not be inspired to really hold to your goals, no matter what’s thrown at you or where you find yourself?

Because one-directional commitment can create amazing turnarounds, no matter what the situation.

Maybe for you, or the people around you it’s time to consider how to play the second half?  And to really go for that win.

Is féidir linn.

Have a great week,

Shane

www.shanecradock.com

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