Dad had an 8th Grade formal education and was one of the most intelligent men I have ever known.
He was from an era of the strong, silent type — and, when teased about being so quiet, he frequently said, “I learn more by listening.”
Today, listening seems to be a lost art form — and, we have several generations of fools.
Well, yes, that is blunt. Lest I be accused of being judgemental, let me rephrase — because, People have the God-given right to be the unique creations they are. Their behavior, though, is open to analysis. In other words, “I will not judge the People — yet, I can evaluate their Behaviors.”
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We are well past the Point of No Return and headed into uncharted territory. Literally, all of the graphs and maps of the past are of little value as we navigate into this new frontier of uncertainty and opportunity.
Beyond the time for leaders — this is a time for Inspirators.
Inspirators provide a breath of fresh air while inspiring the next bold Step, forward, to Success.
Each Day We Have A Choice
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1.) Give in and give up to Resignation and Despair — or,
2.) Set a course of discovery with Fascination and Curiosity.
Do you want to be heard?
~ Speak softly.
Do you want to be strong?
~ Offer gentleness.
Do you want to influence?
~ Be authentic.
Imagine a mountain stream of flowing, rushing, bubbling, fresh water. In that stream is a large boulder.
Observe it and these three truths become obvious:
- It is silent.
- It is solid.
- It deftly parts the water.
The same is true of the human condition — Whoever is the most certain wins.
Competitive greatness is not an evil premise. If everyone improves through the effort of each individual to grow into a better person, there is a cumulative mutual benefit.
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