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Character

According to Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary (Unabridged, Second Edition) there are 16 definitions of character; I will list those relevant here: 7. an individual’s pattern of behavior or personality; moral constitution; 8. moral strength, self-discipline, fortitude, etc.; 9. reputation; 12. a statement about the behavior, qualities, etc. of a person; recommendation. What character does is …

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Energy

86,400 seconds in a day. 10, 080 minutes in a week. ~730 hours in an average month. We all have same amount of time. Time, while relative in its experience, is constant in its duration. There is no adding time. Or slowing it down when we need more. Time is a constant. It is unmanageable …

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The Width and Depth of Your Life

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.” – Henry Louis Mencken Where has your life narrowed? Where is it shallow? What do you want instead?

Want To Lead? Go Ahead . . .

Had to include this one: A definition of a leader… Leaders lead. Is that too simple? Writers write. If you want to be a writer, write. And be sure to have people read what you write. And leaders? Leaders lead. If you want to be a leader, go lead. From one of my mentors: Seth Godin.

Our Lives are Not Neutral

Our lives are not neutral, they are for something. Even if that something isn’t all that much. Accordingly, carefully and consciously choosing what we want our lives to be about is a gift (potentially) to the World and all those we encounter. (What do you want to give . . . ?) Not choosing has …

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The Folly of Anger

“Having a grievance or resentment is like drinking poison and thinking it will kill your enemy.” – Nelson Mandela As we are creatures of and by emotions we must understand that to be angry, or hate, or wish harm to another, or merely hold a grudge, we must produce that state and those emotions within …

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