You don’t have to win to feel like a winner

“Speed eliminates all doubt. Am I smart enough? Will people like me? Is my bum too big in this plastic jumpsuit?” ― David Sedaris (with a slight tweak)

Agriculture can be a pretty tough operating environment when you are part of a small dedicated team trying to drive change and map out a bright future

There has been plenty of self doubt and self reflection on my behalf over the last 18 months. Many times I have questioned myself and my methods and my personality style and taken the next step and sought the advice of a business coach and done a number of courses to give me the strength I needed to stay on track

So to that wonderful group of people who nominated me for Australian of the Year I say a huge thank you – best Christmas present ever. Your faith in me will help ensure the doubters are just an insignificant noise and give me the inner strength I so needed to stay focused

To agriculture in general please take a little time to pat some-one on the back who is trying to get the best outcomes for everybody. Too often we wear out out our champions and they just walk away    Replace what if with hell yeah

Some more of my favourite self doubt quotes that ensure I don’t take myself too seriously

It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“Self-doubt is a persuasive mistress; careful not to shag her or you’ll never get your balls back.” – Simon Hunt”
Dannika Dark, Twist

Courage to do the same

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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