“Here he comes – ‘The Man With The Big Kidneys’.” said my mother. At first I thought she was talking about some poor unfortunate (or Telpis as they are often referred to in Limerick) and I was tempted to look behind to see who was following, and from what sort of disfiguration the poor soul was suffering? But she was talking to me about me! Her own son. Her eldest son at that!
Confused, I asked her what she meant and she explained that when she was growing up in Dublin, first in Rialto and then Coolock, the term big kidneys was used to describe someone who thought above his station, someone with big dreams. So instead of being offended, I chose to accept the compliment.
I am proud to be the man with the big kidneys. I always ask why can’t life be bigger, better, brighter today than it was yesterday? And bigger, better, brighter again tomorrow? No reason.
In this week’s ‘Coffee with Colm’ from the archives, I encourage you to bigger thinking – not to be confused with working more, but working smarter, not harder, employing leverage, not just pure grunt.
So, stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and think with me for five minutes in your preferred way… who knows, we might form the Big Kidney Club someday.
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