You don’t realise what you are learning in life when you are learning it.
The most significant thoughts that have challenged, shaped and transformed my own thinking have come in random moments of quiet revelation.
The power is in the story.
I have had two extraordinarily important roles in my life for which there was no formal training – parenthood and politics. It was all ‘on the job’. As is so often the case, you make mistakes.
I have been to Washington many times over the past twenty years.
Without fail, there are two places I always visit so that I might never lose sight of what is most important.
The first is the Jefferson Memorial.
His nation’s first Secretary of the State and third president, Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the American Declaration of Independence.
I look up to those words etched in marble: