RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Why I Haven't Blogged Recently
Take Five with Rosa Doyle
Thoroughly Good Podcast
Take Five with Kate Enters
Take Five with Jon Jacob

Most Popular Posts

Take Five with Trina Dalziel
Take Five with Nina Farrell
Take Five with Alexandra Harley
Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All
Take Five with Claire Meredith


Take Five
Well being


March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
November 2010
October 2010

powered by

My Blog


He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein 

Last week, I wrote about the smashing morning I had mentoring on the London Eye.

One of the many things which I loved about the experience was the moment when someone noticed a rainbow over London and we all stopped to look at it.  Even in the middle of some great conversations, we had the time and space to delight in this miracle of nature.

Often we are dashing around being busy and don’t have time to notice things.  Or else we notice, but think it isn’t cool to point out something which amazes us.

But without wonder, we could miss so many opportunities.  People like Leonardo da Vinci, who keenly observed and recorded bird flight and wondered about manned flight, provided a basis for others over the centuries to explore the possibility until the Wright Brothers, who are generally credited with inventing the world’s first successful airplane.

In 1941, George de Mestral returned home after walking his dog.   Whilst pulling the burrs out of both their coats, he wondered how they attached themselves to the fabric.  In 1955, he got his patent for the ubiquitous Velcro.

When we wonder at something, we can learn.  It can make us think, like the burrs, “how is that possible?”, or like the airplanes, “if that is possible, what else can be done?” and take us on to even greater things, such as moon landings.  Wonder inspires and delights us, pulls us toward greater ideas, stimulates our thinking and imagination.

This is true in everything, but in creativity, wonder is essential.  As Bette Davis once said, “Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation”.

If this has struck a chord with you and you want to find out if coaching will support you, check out how we could work together and get in touch.

0 Comments to Wonder:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment