Everything begins with the resolve to take the first step. From that action, wisdom arises and change begins. Without action, nothing changes.
Mr the Rock. (facebook)
But with change comes a little discomfort.
I was talking to a chess friend yesterday and he said that they don't want to improve. I think that is now obvious. They are stuck in a time warp. For some reason Jimmy and friends think that they own chess and they also own MCF. So they keep telling MCF what they should do or not do. They attack anything new. Even a training program for our Junior's before International Tournament.
So I told my friend, chess does not belong to Jimmy. It belongs to all of us. It also belongs to all the players that came back to play when we had selection. Each of us should be able explore our own path to improvement without offence to Jimmy. That is our right. We should not be subject to lies and slander just because we bring in new value and different ideas.
Since Jimmy claims that he knows best, the right way is to prove it over the table. In a clean and fair chess competition. The ideas that don't work will then just slowly disappear. All the dirty tricks to defend ideas that hasn't worked for 30 years will just keep us backward. So we do not need Jimmy to tell us who are strong players and who are not. We want to see for ourselves.
And we look to MCF to protect our right to that space.