Category: Wisdom Quote

Monday Motivation: Create your legacy

June 20th, 2016 by

pablo (9)

It doesn’t matter who you are, your time is limited, and your life is finite. Knowing this, if you made a list today of things you would not want to leave undone, what items would be on the list? And what has blocked you from checking these items off? If you are like most people, you wait to act. You wait until something kicks you in the butt and reminds you that maybe you are not living life on your own terms. Maybe you’re living by someone else’s terms … someone you don’t even like.

Identify what’s important (versus what doesn’t really matter). Write your list. Build your legacy. Don’t leave what you’re meant to do here undone.

Weekly Wisdom: The Importance of Management

June 14th, 2016 by

people and management

 

“People work in the system. Management creates the system.” -W. Edwards Deming

Monday Motivation: Are you comparing your insides to someone else’s outsides?

June 13th, 2016 by

Do you ever look at social media and see so many people doing so many cool things that you wonder if you are falling behind? It’s not social media’s fault. Social media wasn’t designed to let us know whether or not we measure up. It’s our fault because feelings like that arise when we compare our insides to someone else’s outsides.

We have no idea how long it takes for a person to get to where they are. Let’s not act like it was dumb luck or unearned effort when someone succeeds. Although another person’s success can feel like a reminder of personal shortcomings, jealous feelings can be proactive when we recognize them and allow them to reveal qualities within ourselves we can improve upon. The real question is:

Are you willing to make the sacrifice?

Weekly Wisdom: Don’t question opportunity!

June 7th, 2016 by

rocket ship

 

“If you were offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Monday Motivation: Always 100%

June 6th, 2016 by

pablo (6)

Doing more than you are paid to do is the best investment you can make in your career development. It’s the simple law of success!

Weekly Wisdom: What is a Root Cause?

May 31st, 2016 by

root cause

 

“A Root Cause is the absence of a best practice or the failure to apply knowledge that would have prevented the problem.” – Mark Paradies

Monday Motivation: Risk the Ordinary

May 30th, 2016 by

pablo (5)

We do we settle for the ordinary?  Complacency is a choice.  Letting people off the hook who let us down gives them permission to do it again.  Not learning something new to qualify for a better position at work keeps us stuck in dead-end jobs.  Avoiding exercise and good food keeps energy low and sets us up for health problems.

Look at the cost-benefit analysis of decisions made during this thing called “life” in the areas of career, health, finances and relationships.  What are your decisions costing you today? Are you ready to risk the usual to reach the extraordinary?

Weekly Wisdom: Change your thinking, change the outcome.

May 24th, 2016 by

same thinking

 

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

Monday Motivation: Get busy!

May 23rd, 2016 by

pablo (4)

Research indicates that the happiest people are the busiest.  What’s the key to wanting to stay busy? Find justification for being busy; otherwise, we tend to remain idle.  Learn more.

Weekly Wisdom: Create Your Own Happiness.

May 17th, 2016 by

happiness

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” -Dalai Lama

Monday Motivation: Courage

May 16th, 2016 by

pablo (14)

True story! “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Other people do not really think about what you need. Whether it’s a boss, co-worker, spouse or friend, if you feel frustrated, overwhelmed or resentful of the relationship it is usually because you are not asking enough of the relationship. People are not mind readers, and they miss subtle cues.

How can you practice courage? Be specific about what your unmet expectations are, “Would you please do x by y?” If you are allowing others to encroach on your personal boundaries, you are complicit in it. Set boundaries — and be clear about what you can’t tolerate. “When you x, I feel y.” Don’t try to be all things to all people. “I’m sorry, I’m not available to help you with x today.”

No need to act in an aggressive or entitled way to get what you want. Courage is a manner of conveying that you know your worth, and while you may not always get what you asked for, you will command more respect than if you had not been bold enough to make your request.

Weekly Wisdom: Silence the Negativity.

May 10th, 2016 by

Paint

“If you hear a voice within you say, “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh

Monday Motivation: Growth

May 9th, 2016 by

pablo (15)

Every day you have the opportunity to be a better you. This doesn’t mean huge changes all at once. Small changes over time guarantees steady personal growth.  These changes include dropping excuses and living up to mistakes, letting go of anger, listening to others (really listening), practicing kindness and being open to change.  Believe in yourself and know that whatever situation you are in, you have life-changing growth potential.

Weekly Wisdom: Simple Things Can Lead to Progress.

May 3rd, 2016 by

Maimonides

“Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thou shalt progress.” -Maimonides

Monday Motivation: How to get good advice.

May 2nd, 2016 by

pablo (13)
Why are most of us willing to take advice from anyone? Friends, family and neighbors mean well (usually) but would you seek advice from a friend about money who doesn’t have money? Would you seek advice from a neighbor about health who is morbidly obese? Would you seek advice from a family member about a relationship who struggles with relationships?

Motivate yourself to seek out people who will give you the right advice. It takes extra effort because they may not be the people who surround you.  Two rules of thumb:

1. Carefully evaluate advice from someone who doesn’t have to live with the possible consequences.

2. Think seriously about the advice from someone who you wouldn’t trade places with on the matter.

Weekly Wisdom: Look Past the Fear.

April 26th, 2016 by

other side of fear

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Adair

Monday Motivation: Strong to the finish!

April 25th, 2016 by

pablo (11)

Do you have a habit of committing to things, but not finishing them? While getting started is the first step to something great, many of us get stuck on the second step … thinking but not doing. Seldom do we consider the challenges that were not visible when we first started toward a goal.  However, a goal without commitment will never be reached unless you take action to overcome those challenges.

Where have you dropped your commitment?  What one action can you take today to pick it up?

Weekly Wisdom: Decide Who You Want To Be.

April 19th, 2016 by

Emerson

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekly Wisdom: Don’t Let Anything Keep You Down.

April 12th, 2016 by

stand up

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” -Ancient Proverb

Weekly Wisdom: Massive Success.

April 5th, 2016 by

best revenge

“The best revenge is massive success.” -Frank Sinatra

Weekly Wisdom: Seek the Light.

March 29th, 2016 by

afraid of light

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -Plato

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