Live as if you were living already for the second time, and as though you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!

– Dr Viktor Frankl

Self-analysis is a powerful tool. To assume that what you are about to do is a mistake allows you to think a little deeper, peel a few more layers. If one has the capacity to pause between stimulus and response.

When a slave rebels, it is nothing much to the people who read about it later. Just thin words on thinner paper worn finer by the friction of history.

– N K Jemisin

We have become reactive to the competitive landscape, rather than responsive to the needs of our communities—those people we hope to serve. We are so focused on the competition, or even the threat of it, that we’ve forgotten to double down on what makes us and our work unique and valuable.

– Bernadette Jiwa

As The Quad nears the 10-year mark, I can see how my thinking has slipped up for a few years in between. In becoming reactive, and losing sight of what I am and what is unique about what I do. And in turn, what is unique about the Quad Squad and the work we are doing. A weekly slap in the face is mandatory for me.

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