Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Chapter 3

“It is difficult to remove by logic an idea not placed there by logic in the first place.”

So here’s my take on this chapter on illogical logic: Paradigms prohibit personal growth; possibilities prioritise personal growth.

As a long-time sports coach I’m all too familiar with illogical thinking.  Sometimes its coaching someone who thinks they are 10x better than they actually are; at other times its the need to build up a player (or teams) belief that they are competent and capable beyond their own perceptions. Working with teenage boys when ego’s are tender or over-inflated can be a delicate tight-rope!

Confronting deeply held beliefs, habitual feelings and attitude seldom works…

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I'm a son, a brother, a father. I'm a coach, a facilitator, a public speaker. I love learning, sport and am passionate about living life with integrity. I work in the area of international development, aid and advocacy. I also know life can be difficult. I've been divorced, been involuntarily terminated from employment, been to way too many funerals, experienced my own personal burnout, juggle life as a single parent and seek to influence and 'enthuse the unenthused' around global justice issues. I don't shy away from grappling with life's big issues, including my own mortality. So I know life gets messy, is complex and can be draining. I hold true that we all need support structures in life. We all need anchors that hold us firm when life's storms come. Alternatively you can contact Brendon regarding counselling, coaching or supervision at

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