INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LEAD UNCOMMON LIVES
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"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." - Helen Keller
Do your daily activities allow you to look life in the eye?
“Though the wounding wasn’t your fault, the healing is your responsibility. Though your past may not be your fault, your future is your responsibility. Though their choices were not your fault, your choices are your responsibility. Even if it’s not your fault, it’s still your responsibility.” - Erwin Raphael McManus
How are you being responsible for making the world a better place?
“We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda
How do you view the daily work of reaching your goals?
A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that they can get along without it, and none is so poor, that they cannot be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen - for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as no one needs a smile so much as those who have no more to give.
"Winning is not a ‘sometime’ thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit, unfortunately, so is losing."
Are your daily habits leading you to the winner’s circle?
"Don’t settle for style. Succeed in substance." - Wynton Marsalis
Is there substance behind your style?
"Do the work. There is no privilege greater than the pressure to excel, and no greater reward than earning the respect and fear of others who can only stand in awe of your results." - Tim Grover
Are people in awe of the results your work has produced?
“Depression is rooted in your past; anxiety is rooted in your imagined future. Depression is how your soul processes regret; anxiety is how your soul processes fear.” - Erwin Raphael McManus
Are you letting your past and future ruin your present?
1. Do more than exist; live.
2. Do more than touch; feel.
3. Do more than look; observe.
4. Do more than read; absorb.
5. Do more than hear; listen.
6. Do more than listen; understand.
7. Do more than think; ponder.
8. Do more than plan; act.
9. Do more than talk; say something.
“Leaders are interested in finding the best way rather than having their own way.” - John Wooden
Do you have to have it your way?
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have you become the person you are destined to become?
“Fear is a habit, so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.” - Napoleon Hill
What are you doing to resolve your negative habits?
Change the World
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my city. I couldn't change the city and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our city. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” - Mario Andretti
Are you pursuing your dreams with enough urgency?
I have reinvented myself numerous times over my professional career.