“I’m sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” — George Bernard Shaw I got this title from a blog post by Seth Godin who demonstrates, in his daily posts, an amazing economy of words. He expresses complex concepts in few words. Leaders use too many words and confuse people who are attempting to understand. Then we worry … Continue reading When is it Okay to Start Worrying?
Tweet Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson Once, upon hearing a person tell me that he had worked continuously for four years with no vacation, I stopped to think about how unsuccessful that person appeared to be to me. Now, I fully realize that, to some … Continue reading Are You Taking Care of Yourself?
Tweet Do you want to be famous? For what? Thomas Edison was the most prolific inventor in history. His style of leadership was to work all the time. Edison was known for not sleeping. Yes, that’s true. He basically never slept. He would only take short naps and get right back to work. There is a difference in being driven, and being called as a … Continue reading Are You Driven or Called to Lead?
Life is defined by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece. – Nadia Boulanger In his post, The Art of Balance, the Art of Leadership, Don Frederiksen commented, “I have always thought that my music background brought creativity, dimension and balance to my thinking and work.” Wow, that really resonated with me, since I had been a … Continue reading Remember Your Past
We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves. – Francis J. Braceland
Plan your work, and then work your plan. It might be a commonly repeated statement. It’s repeated because it is true.
Plan your work. Plan your planning and study time. Plan your recreation time. Plan ahead.
TIP: Plan tomorrow’s activities today. If you wait until tomorrow – the planning time will escape more times than not. Continue reading Balance
Your goal should be out of reach
but not out of sight. – Anita DeFrantz
Your foundation is first your values, then your goals. Goals are crucial to success. Goals in your mind are not goals, but only dreams.
Write your goal. Print out the goal. Punch the goal sheet. Put it into your planning notebook. Read your goal daily.
Develop a positive affirmation that will focus on the BENEFIT of accomplishing your goal.
TIP: The specificity of your goal is important. Write your goal describing the future accomplishment in present tense.
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We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves. – Francis J. Braceland Patience is the companion of wisdom. – Saint Augustine Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. – Anonymous Compare your life to a musical composition. … Continue reading BALANCE: Value the Rests