When is it Okay to Start Worrying?

“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?

Remember Your Past

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

Balance

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

Foundations

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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BALANCE: Value the Rests

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