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Chinese Wisdom



Happy Easter from Chengdu, China. I have just finished a few speaking engagements and am here for the ITF Junior Masters Tournament mentoring all the champions of tomorrow – the top 8 boys and top 8 girls in the world. It is such a great honour to help such dedicated young professionals. They are from all over the globe, from Belarus to Brazil, from Russia to Romania and have such different backgrounds and yet they all have one common goal, to be the best.    

Being in China, there are so many wonderful Chinese proverbs and so much wisdom to share from 4000 years of civilized history. Here are just a few gems.


Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.

Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.
Lao Tzu

Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.

Dig the well before you are thirsty.


Wishing you all an Egg-celent Easter.


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