Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Keep Calm And Carry On

For 66 nights in succession, hundreds of German bombers blitzed Britain’s capital. London was the most bombed place on Earth.

And there was nothing the Brits could do to defend themselves.

A gunnery sergeant stationed in London said, “We simply elevated our guns to its maximum and fired. We knew every shell we was pumping up had no chance of hitting a plane, but by God, don’t tell me it didn’t give you courage.”

As Britain stood alone against the German onslaught, hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes and possessions.

But not their morale.

While a lousy military leader, prime minister Churchill was a great symbol of hope and British bulldoggedness.

And it was him who helped keep spirits high when Britain was at an all time low.

“Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him all Europe may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world will sink into the abyss of a new dark age. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty. And so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a 1.000 years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’”

Leaders are not the smartest or the strongest, leaders are dealers in hope.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach