It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Storms make oaks take roots.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.-Aristotle
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
He who hesitates is lost.
Give a lecture to a thousand people.One walks out and says,I’m going to change my life.” Another one walks out with a yawn and says,”I’ve heard all this before.”Why is that? Why wouldn’t both be affected the same way?Another mystery.
The millionaire says to a thousand people,”Iread this book and it started me on the road to wealth.”Guess how many go out and get the book?Very few.Isn’t that incredible?Why would everyone get the book?A mystery of life.
Mysuggestion would be to walk away from the 90% who don’t and join the 10% who do.
” I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example. I want to make sure there is no discrepancy between what we say and what we do. If you preach accountability and then promote somebody with bad results, it doesn’t work. I personally believe the best training is management by example. Don’t believe what I say. Believe what I do.”
” If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.”
” I’d say one of the great lessons I’ve learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership.”
” If you do not look at things on a large scale, it will be difficult to master strategy.”
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.