“When the student is ready,
the teacher will appear”
“A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.”
Edward de Bono
This website is dedicated to the memory of Edward de Bono ( 1933 – 2021) – the ‘lateral thinking’ man – a dear friend, an amazing mentor, a court jester extraordinaire, but more importantly, a man who dedicated his life to inspiring millions to seek and attain their mental freedom and emotional balance. I am grateful that Edward ‘happened’ in my lifetime.
20th June, 2021.
I challenged myself with a simple question…………..
Why don’t talented athletes “ think “ – both on and off the field of play ??
Why do they sometimes put their careers at risk by taking questionable decisions and/or acting stupidly ??
I read and researched a lot of material, even though I was not quite sure what I was actually looking for, and I even attended a couple of mental preparation and sport psychology workshops in England. Although I did find some relevance to my ‘question’ , I did feel that all the material that I had covered fell somewhat short of the possible answers that I was actually looking for. It was about at the same time thatall this was happening that I came across an article in a local Maltese newspaper advertising the Third International Conference on Creative Thinking which was held in Malta in July 1997. This conference was being organized by the Edward de Bono Institute of the University of Malta, and Edward de Bono was the keynote speaker for the event. I decided that it would be worth looking into, and with the assistance of Dr. Sandra Dingli, who was running the Conference at the time, I managed to get myself a seat. What I did not realize at the time, was that in pursuit of my quest for some possible answers to some simple questions regarding the ‘thinking behaviors and decision-taking skills’ of talented athletes, I was actually embarking on a journey that would change my life forever,
The scene was set. The student was ready.
The teacher then appeared……
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Norman Darmanin Demajo
22nd June, 2021.
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