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Giving Them Hell?
Today’s quotation comes from a man who became President first by not being elected (when Franklin Roosevelt died) and remained after most thought he wouldn’t win re-election. In this quotation he talks about how he feels his behavior was mis-perceived. I think it has application for us, which is why I share it with you […]
The Truth About Attitude
Most everyone would say that attitude is important – even those who would admit theirs isn’t as positive as it could be. And most people who know me would say that I am a pretty upbeat, and positive person. In fact, some have said I was as positive as anyone they’ve known (and I was […]
Why Set Goals?
Yesterday and today I have been working with an organization, and part of the work has been to talk about goals, goal setting, and goal achievement. Perhaps because of my current focus, this quotation seemed valuable. The reality is that it is profoundly true and it urges us all to set goals. Questions to Ponder […]
The Biology of Success
Today’s quotation seems especially appropriate for spring. I hope it inspires and challenges you as much as it does me. Questions to Ponder – What am I thinking about? – Am I putting words to my plans? – Am I willing to act on those plans to create the results I want? Action Steps 1. […]
Valuable Thoughts on Work
When you think of self-help authors in the last 100 years, this author’s name will come to most people’s minds. His influence went beyond those who read books, and is still being felt today – nearly sixty years after his death. Admittedly, his ideas have been influential for me – I’ve read nearly all of his books, […]
What Kind of Company Do You Want?
David Ogilvy is perhaps the most famous advertising executive of all time. His book, Ogilvy on Advertising, is a classic, and many of his ads have been often copied. Today’s quotation from him tells us his genius went far beyond writing an advertisement (and perhaps gives a big clue as to why he was so […]
What's Your Policy?
Sorry if the title sounds like an insurance commercial – I promise that isn’t want this post is about. Today’s quotation is from a famous leader – one of my favorites – and a guy who is getting more popular than ever. A book about his life (well, his death), is a recent bestseller. That […]
Finding Your Second Wind
William James, sometimes called the Father of American Psychology, penned some of my favorite quotations. Today’s is certainly one of them. Questions to Ponder – How often have you experienced your second wind? – When was the last time? – What goal is important enough to work long enough to find that second wind? Action […]