Andy Taylor
1 min readFeb 8, 2021


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When Life Is Unpredictable, Keep Hope Constant

The future is tantalizing. It’s possible to see freedoms we lost in 2020 start to return in the near future.

Then, a setback. A variant emerges. A vaccine’s efficacy is questioned.

The hardest moments are when we have hope, then it recedes.

The solution — if we can do it — is to keep hope constant, whatever is happening.

Sport provides inspiration for many. It reveals life lessons which last years played out across games that take a couple of hours.

I love cricket. I live in Wales, but our national cricket team is England (it’s the England and Wales team). Former England captain Nasser Hussain dragged the England team of my youth from zero-to-hero wobblers to resilient high-achievers. His mantra:

Don’t get carried away with the highs. Don’t despair at the lows.

Let’s do the same and keep our hope constant.



Andy Taylor

I want to learn. I try to grow. I’d love to help.