“Well, if you don’t know where to go. Then any road will guide you there.”
A world where everyone can be him/herself and work to his/her full potential, not limited by time, location and money.
MY GUIDING PRINCIPLES
I’m personally responsible for my own success, misery and happiness.
My father always had his own company. However, I knew I didn’t want to work in the same field as he did. My interests lay in a different kind of business. So, I ended up studying at the other side of the country, emerging myself in the study ‘International Business’ at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. And I learned, that not only can I start a new life independent from my father, but if I love what I do, I can do everything.
And, to move things to the present. Rather than whining about not being able to go on our planned holiday, we decided to improve the fun in our backyard by installing a jacuzzi.
People are creatures of habit (good or bad).
Nothing is impossible, until confirmed in practice (i.e. after putting in diligent effort).
I happen to have lost my left arm a few decades ago, due to cancer. Having only one arm is considered to be a physical handicap in our society. Regardless, I’ve picked up field hockey as my #1 sport, after my oldest son showed an interest in it. And, without knowing the rules and how to play the game physically, I volunteered at the local field hockey club and became his first trainer when he was 6 years old. And I’ve done the same for his siblings in the years following. As a matter of fact, I’ve started playing myself (and yes, in a “normal” field hockey team). So that’s why I’m always saying: “try it out, and you’ll learn whether you can do it (or not).”