Friday, 24 April 2009

Success Winston Style

For tough times some inspiration - Churchill 1941 - Harrow School - Supposedly Speaking on Success

As the story goes... the school members were sitting in anxious anticipation... there is a great sense of awe and drama as Churchill strolled into the auditorium... he approaches the center of the stage... purposefully removes his bowler hat and the cigar from his mouth... props his cane against the lectern... pauses.... gazes for some time at the hushed assembly... and finally says...

Success... "Never give in. [pauses]  Never give in. [pauses] Never, never, never - on nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in, except to the convictions of your own honor and good sense."

He then replaces his hat... picks up his cane... takes a puff of his cigar and leaves the stage!

Credited as one of his shortest and perhaps one of his most powerful speeches... apt for now perhaps!

Ric - orglearn

1 comment:

  1. You are of course correct on all counts :-) Ric-orglearn