Welcome back! Here’s to 2022.

Admiral Jim Stockdale was the highest-ranking US Officer to be imprisoned in the Vietnam War. He survived seven years of the most grueling treatment, including torture to within a hair’s breadth of death on more than one occasion. He survived because he adopted this philosophy, “Never Lose Faith That You Will Prevail In The End, Whilst Simultaneously Confronting The Most Brutal Facts Of Your Current Reality”.

I don’t know what The Most Brutal Facts Of Your Current Reality are; I only know my own. Regardless, whatever they are, they can be overcome; ‘this, too, will pass’.

As we emerge a bit battered and bruised from COVID and face into 2022, let’s learn from Admiral Stockdale and have Faith That [we} Will Prevail In The End.

Oh. And he warns us about optimists! Intrigued? You should be.

I invite you to stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and think with me for a few (7) minutes in your preferred way…

Listen to the podcast here.

Watch the captioned video below…

“Never Lose Faith That You Will Prevail In The End, Whilst Simultaneously Confronting The Most Brutal Facts Of Your Current Reality”

Enjoy.

Stay well, stay in touch and pop in again next week for another ‘Coffee with Colm’.

Yours Truly

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