Use What You’re Given

a cairn made from stones and shingle on the beach
a young monkey puzzle tree growning in the dunes

A lovely coastal walk recently showed a couple of interesting landmarks.

The first was a cairn, that someone had painstakingly created from the stones lying around the sand and water.

The second was a monkey puzzle tree that had clearly been blown onto the coastal land and found a way of growing and thriving in a less than natural habitat.

Both showed the importance of noticing what’s around you, using it in a different way and making the most of it. We can do this with ourselves, our skills, the people and places where we work.

A little curiousity, creativity and purpose can take us further, whatever we’re doing.

© PT Performance Solutions Ltd

By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.