Tag Archives: humility

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: Proverbs 27:2 (NIV) (Praise)

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.

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Quote for the Day: President Bill Clinton (Being Judgemental)

I think that one of the greatest sins of character almost everybody is vulnerable to is pride.  And we all tend to look at other people who do things we don’t agree with or think are bad things and say, well, whatever is wrong with me, at least I’m not that.  And I think sometimes […]

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Quote for the Day: U.S. Senator Barack Obama (Humility)

I also recognize that part of my job as a Christian is to recognize that I may not always be right, that God doesn’t speak to me alone,…And I guess I think to myself, you know, I have to struggle a little but more and admit that certain human fallibility, and not assert my unyielding […]

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The Star of Riches is Shining Upon You

OK, I have an admission…I got this quote from a fortune cookie.  I’m smart enough to know that there is not a wise man sitting in a room coming up with these profound sayings for Fortune Cookies (insert any reference to the movie “The Last Dragon.”)  But, sometimes you do find a nugget of truth […]

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Quote for the Day: Isaiah 5:21 (NIV)

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

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Expectations Set Reality

I was in a meeting when I heard someone share this story…. If you promise people $100, but you only given them $80, they will be upset.  The fact is lost that they had nothing to begin with and gained $80.  Their focus is that they “lost” $20.  People adjust their reality according to their […]

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