Choose To Be Better

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. – Rabindranath Tagore Change is constant and inevitable. Difficulties only end when we do (i.e. we die). There will be joy, and pain. …

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Desire & Work

If life was so easy that you could just go buy success, there would be a lot more successful companies in the world. Successful enterprise are built from the ground up. – Lou Gerstner The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small …

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Heal Yourself

Hurt people, hurt people. That’s how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion and cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault.  Love is the weapon of the future. – Yehuda Berg [Note: what follows might …

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Be Brief, Be Remembered

Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour. – Thomas Jefferson Anything that takes too long to convey will be experienced as an ordeal. That which is delivered with relevance, wit and dispatch will be valued – and remembered. Be brief. Be complete. Be useful. It’s possible to do all three. …

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Dreaming and Looking Back

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. – Thomas Jefferson You should spend four times as much time dreaming as you do looking at the past. Really, it’s true, there have been numerous studies that have shown . . . . I’m kidding, there are no studies. And …

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