Let Them Know

Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. – Mary Kay Ash To be appreciated is to be affirmed. To be affirmed is a reminder that we are beyond mere survival in the world and we free to use our gifts and talents to be fulfilled and help …

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Where Are You Going?

It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts. – Ella Fitzgerald The past is useful as a textbook. Something to review on occasion to learn and grow from, but it’s no where to live. It’s certainly no place to worry about. What matters is where you’re going. *  *  * Where are …

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The Basis of Success

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. – Jim Rohn Sometimes people get confused about how to be successful. They think it takes something they don’t have, things others were born with. It’s just not so. First, success is an individual thing and second it’s a process. Success is what you decide it be (even if …

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Greatness Takes Time

No great thing is created suddenly. – Epictetus It can seem that way, but that’s not how it works. Anything takes time, great or not. To paraphrase Earl Nightingale, the time is going to pass anyway, why not do something towards greatness – it takes time after all.

How To Know Yourself

Knowing thyself is the height of wisdom. – Socrates People have heard some version of the Socrates quotes above many times. But, by and large, people don’t give it much thought because they think that “knowing yourself” is some grand, mystical thing reserved for monks and and navel-gazers who don’t have jobs. That is a …

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Are You a Learner or a Knower?

It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows. – Henry Doherty So many people think they’re done with “school” and “learning” once their undergraduate, or even graduate, days are over. That, unfortunately, is a recipe for stagnation and regression. The …

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