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So, this month I am revisiting one of the worst moments in my life. Obviously there are worse worst moments, and better worst moments, but this one was particularly public and has a learning point. (Which leads me to wonder if all worst moments have learning points, but I guess I’m digressing (as usual) and that’s a different post.)
Where was I? Oh yes…
I was 11 years old, and my school ran a mock election. A few groups of us had to put together political parties and create manifestos on how we’d improve the school.
The group I was in took it all far too seriously, and of course everyone voted for the group who promised a swimming pool and more holidays. (Even I voted for them; I didn’t realise I could vote for my own team).
I really didn’t have a clue.
But my worst moment was when I somehow volunteered to represent our group and be interviewed by our science teacher, (pretending to be Robin Day), in front of the whole school.
I was torn to shreds. I was completely unprepared and far too honest to be involved in politics. The whole thing was a complete recipe for disaster.
But what I’ve taken away from that (apart from to be careful what you volunteer for), is to be prepared. Do your homework, swot up, think about what you want to talk about!
That doesn’t mean that I can’t still royally mess up on occasion, but at least it’s not for want of trying.
Do you have a worst moment? Did you learn anything from it?