Through the years I’ve volunteered for or worked alongside some noteworthy leaders. I work hard to emulate their best practices whenever I lead. Lately I’ve been noting some of those best practices, creating a quick-refresh list so I can keep key operatives at the forefront of my thinking. As I’ve written, however, they’ve expanded and
Disagreements are NO fun. If everyone thought as you do life would be so much simpler, but they don’t. Count on it, there will be differences of opinion at home, work, and with friends. These ten words will help you navigate the disagreement and help you emerge unscathed on the other side of the discomfort,
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. Benjamin Franklin Perhaps you’ve seen the shorter version before as I have, the second line. I came across the full quote recently, however, and it prompted further thought. I remember fondly those who
You’re Obligated Several things converged in my thinking last week: Receiving news that a tribute I wrote 8 years ago about one of my high school teachers is still of my blog’s most-read posts Observing the success of a couple of proteges after I moved on An acute awareness of the major contribution to my
Writers aren’t exactly people… they’re a whole bunch of people trying to be one person. F. Scott Fitzgerald This rings true for me, especially when I’m writing a script or short story. Does it sound like you? Link to graphic version: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VilGARM5wTo/T0WI25u6wdI/AAAAAAAABUo/3TgHloxBdlQ/s1600/writers+are+bookoisseur.jpg
Resolution is almost omnipotent. In the practical pursuit of your aim, never lose sight of resolution. Indulge no doubts, for they are traitors. .:Fred D. Van Amburgh, “The Thought Arouser” © 1929, p.183:.
“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” ― Robert Strauss
The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to that person’s commitment to excellence, regardless of the chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi Thinking point: What is my chosen field of endeavor? How intently am I committed to excellence?
In our family we use a term, “The Ransom Version” – which stands for: Let me take all the time I need to tell you everything you need, want, or even might think you could ever use about whatever-it-is. I’m adept at it, but it only works with family – and only a few of
Success is the accomplishment of some definite objective in life, by which we benefit the world, command the respect of all, and hold the true affections of our family and friends. Here the thing we call “success” stops. The making of much money is quite another thing.