Tag Archives: encouragement

Quote for the Day: Tanzanian Proverb (Remember Where You Came From)

Do not forget what it is to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself.

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Dance with My Father

I have been blessed to have been surrounded by many strong men during the years that have helped me grow and become the person I am today.  These people include my Father In Law, my Grandfather in Law (just call him Granddad), my son’s Godfather, my favorite uncles, etc.  None more important though than the […]

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Quote for the Day: Harry Levinson (Watch Your Words)

Abrasive personality is the single most frequent cause for failure of bright men and women in the executive ranks of business and industry. 

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A Time to Lead, A Time to Follow

Too many captains sink a ship. – Namibian Proverb This is the saying from a calendar on my desk from yesterday.  Given that I am a few days behind on turning the pages, I just saw it today.  But as I read it, I was stuck on it…reading it over and over again.  Six very […]

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Quote for the Day: Leonardo da Vinci (Peaceful Time)

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgement.  Go some distance away because then the work appears small, and more of it can be taken in […]

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Quote for the Day: Bill Cosby (Failure)

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

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Quote for the Day: President Theodore Roosevelt (Failing to Success)

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and […]

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly

There are several analogies given to demonstrate improving your self-image, or developing those around you… 1.  Going from Caterpillar to a Butterfly 2. Going from an ugly duckling to a Swan 3.  Making lemons out of lemonade They all say the same thing…Believe in YOU, Believe in Others!  Have confidence that you are here with […]

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Quote for the Day: Michael Ignatieff (Live Fearlessly)

Living fearlessly is not the same thing as never being afraid.  It’s good to be afraid occasionally.  Fear is a great teacher.  What’s not good is living in fear, allowing fear to dictate your choices, allowing fear to define who you are.  Living fearlessly means standing up to fear, taking its measure, refusing to let it […]

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Are You Doing Enough?

Sometime after my workout I will grab the jump rope and go at it for a few minutes (I’m not as young nor as light as I used to be.)   One day while jumping rope, an older gentleman (around late 60’s, early 70’s) had climbed off of the Treadmill and began watching me.  I was […]

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