Having been an American Expat living in England, and an optimist in character herself, how could our founder, Ilsa Manning, not instantly love the Apple TV show Ted Lasso?
From the quips about tea to the personalities of each character, they’ve got English culture nailed from an American’s point of view. But Ted Lasso isn’t just any American, he’s an overly optimistic, yet staunch realist when it comes to his outlook in life. These two characteristics meld together to create a thoughtful and thought-provoking main character with lines a plenty to seek inspiration from.
Today, we delve into our 3 wisest Ted Lasso quotes to spark self-reflection
1. “Be curious, not judgmental”
These four words are so simple yet put together in this way they cause pause to think. Let’s face it, we as humans are judgmental beings, but mostly what comes from being judgmental is incorrect assumptions and critical opinions. Instead of being judgmental, being curious offers us an opening to remove our assumptions about people, places and things we don’t know or understand and allows us to wonder and be eager to seek out the truth that lies within each.
2. “Taking on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doing it, you're probably doing it wrong.”
Riding a horse is definitely uncomfortable, as is trying something new and challenging ourselves. Let’s get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Let’s challenges ourselves to grow, be curious and seek out new things. Because, let’s be honest, while riding a horse is uncomfortable, riding a horse while its galloping down a soft, white sand beach while the waves crash against the surf is absolutely exhilarating.
3. “What I can tell you is that with the exception of the wit and wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes, not much lasts forever.”
Change is horrendously uncomfortable, yet we cannot grow and evolve without it. Once we accept this as part of life, we can move forward in our discomfort and curiosity and begin to blossom into what we’re meant to be… and what your meant to be lies within you already!
So let’s turn inwards and self-reflect. Let’s see how we can be more curious and less judgmental, see how we can welcome challenges and be uncomfortable, and see how we can be open and embrace change and let ourselves blossom from the inside out.