Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quote #480

Here goes Blog Quote #480...
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."
-Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf-

Think about it. A good strategy with no character... and what do you have? Not much. Even if it works out--you likely won't be able to sleep comfortably at night.

On the other hand, Good character with no strategy.. probably can live with that. And some of the times, even without a great plan, but good solid morals and ethics-- things somehow happen to turn out OK.

I believe Coach John Wooden said it best when he said... "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your reputation is what other people think of you. Your character is WHO you really are."

Lose your character-- there truly isn't much else worth having, is there?

That's my view... what say you?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Quote #479

Here goes Blog quote #479...
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners encountered heartbreaking obstacles, before they triumphed. They finally won by their defeats."

The older I get, the more educated I become, the more convinced I am--- that FAILURE is a good thing. It teaches lessons. It toughens us up. It paves valuable wisdom for the later conquests that will follow.

Perhaps failure should be renamed "Temporary setback to success." Sounds much better, doesn't it? All this assumes that you keep going and don't give up.

There is an old Japanese proverb that says, "Fall down seven times, stand up eight." Keep standing up, and failure will melt away like the snow in springtime.

That's my view...what say you?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Quote #478

Here goes Blog quote #478...
"When spiders unite,they can tie up a lion."
-Ethiopian Proverb-

Give this concise quote a quick ponderance. It's very powerful when you think of the magnitude of little things joining together to form a massive, unbreakable bond.

This proverb gives a whole new meaning to the team concept.
What one cannot do alone---(s)he can achieve monumental tasks together.

Join up, team up, gather, and perform great deeds and works!

That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Quote #477

Here goes Blog quote #477...
"Promises are like crying babies in a theatre, they should be carried out at once."
-Norman Vincent Peale-

Genius comment, Mr Peale. What an analogy!

Anyone disagree?
Then why do so many say so much, and follow through on so little?

A quick litmus test---
How do you feel when someone promises something to you- and then proceeds not to come through? What goes through your mind? Your stomach?

Then remember that--- the next time you make a commitment to someone. Regardless of size, great or small--- Deliver on your promise.
If we all commit to keeping our commitments and promises.. we'll save each and every one of us plenty of heartache and disappointment.

That's my view...what say you?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blog Quote #476

Here's Blog Quote #476...
When someone asked the newly elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied:
"I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends."
-Abraham Lincoln-

What a great, great answer.
I believe I've read this from the great Og Mandino. From the talented Zig Ziglar. And from the greatest selling book on the planet, the Bible.

Perhaps others have responded to the enemy question as well. With LOVE. The wonderful story 'Tuesdays with Morrie' says that Love is the answer to all.

It's a powerful answer. One that many of us others--- faced with the question on what to do with enemies... might also want to consider?

Lincoln was a smart man. A very smart man.

That's my view... what say you?