INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LEAD UNCOMMON LIVES
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“Everything you do matters. Everything you don’t do also matters.” - Amy Kaur
Do you do what matters most to you?
I would be true,
For there are those who trust me;
I would be pure,
For there are those who care;
I would be strong,
For there is much to suffer;
I would be brave,
For there is much to dare;
I would be friend to all -
The foe - the friendless;
I would be giving,
And forget the gift;
I would be humble,
For I know my weakness;
I would look up -
And laugh - and love - and lift.
“I refuse to believe God put us on this earth just to be ordinary.” - Lou Holtz
Would you consider yourself common and ordinary or uncommon and extraordinary?
“Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How much emphasis are you putting on the things that matter most?
“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.” - Peace Pilgrim
What type of thoughts motivate you?
“Success is piece of mind which is a direct result of the self-satisfaction knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” - John Wooden
How do you define success in your life?
“I would rather fail in a cause that would ultimately succeed, than succeed in a cause that would ultimately fail.” - Woodrow Wilson
Are you involved in causes that matter to you?
Life’s Meaning and Purpose
By: Morrie Schwartz
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot
What is stopping you from taking that risk you know would be good for you?
"Fear is like fire: If controlled, it will help you; if uncontrolled, it will rise up and destroy you. Men's actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them. This sort of fear has no relation to physical or moral courage. It is inspired by the knowledge that we are not adequately prepared to face the future and the events it may bring - poverty perhaps, or injury or death." - John F. Milburn
“I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.” - Kareem Abdul Jabbar
How much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve the great?
“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” - Theodore Isaac Rubin
Is your wisdom driven by kindness?
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things are connected.” - Chief Seattle Duwamish
How are you connected to everyone and everything around you?
I have reinvented myself numerous times over my professional career.