The issue of continuation is crucial for 2010
by PAUL BRENNAN
_’Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’_
The above quote is from Sir Winston Churchill and seems quite apt after the difficulties of 2009 and with, I believe, a more difficult 2010 ahead of us. It is a statement which can apply to so many companies and people in various different circumstances.
For the healthcare sector the one important caveat to the above is that failure (of care) can lead to fatalities, as we all sadly know. However, the overall principle which the great war-time leader was advocating is still relevant and, in particular, the issue of ‘continuation’.
Whether you are doing well at present or suffering problems, having the courage, the skills, and strategies to continue and survive is needed and is what counts.
Recently we have seen the likes of M&S celebrate 125 years and Sainsburys 100 years in business, and along the way they have experienced ups and downs – but during the bumpy patches the