April 14, 2016

The fool didn’t know it was impossible, so he did it. (Jeevan Darshanam, Indian writer) This is certainly not an endorsement of fools or foolish ventures. Most likely, it’s intended to encourage hesitant entrepreneurs to venture into the unknown...

April 13, 2016

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. (C. S. Lewis, 20th century British fantasy author) Even in those fantasies that end with “And they lived happily ever after” life is typically beset with all kinds of difficulties before the...

April 12, 2016

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) We like to give honor where honor is due. So we honor people whose character qualities we...

April 11, 2016

A leader is a peer who does not see himself as superior to or different from his followers. (Author unknown) A good leader, then, is not an autocrat or a tyrant. He may hold a superior position in order to exercise his proper function, but he is...

April 10, 2016

A man who is told learns with his head; a man who experiences the lesson learns with his heart. (James Rubert, author) We might add a third to this formula: hands. With our minds (head) we gain information and make connections and judgments. By...

April 9, 2016

Keep Calm and Carry On. (WW II propaganda banner in England) In the event of an invasion by the enemy, a banner was to be displayed throughout England to help avoid panic among the people. Although the banners were never used, the warning is as...

April 8, 2016

Reputations are earned slowly and are lost quickly. (Lolly Daskal, leadership and development motivator) The reputation of good character and a solid work ethic are earned only through consistency and hard work. But it takes only a moment of...

April 7, 2016

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? (Dr. Seuss, pen name for Theodor Seuss Geise, children’s author and illustrator) Remember telling your parents, “Everybody else is doing it; why can’t I?” Conformity seems to be the goal when you’re...

April 6, 2016

Good order is the foundation of all things. (Edmund Burke, 18th century Irish-born member of British Parliament) Someone has said that a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind. Others argue that it’s a sign of a creative person. Einstein...

April 5, 2016

There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home. (Rosalynn Carter, wife of former President Jimmy Carter) We probably all agree with Mrs. Carter. But many people do not even have a home. Storms, floods, natural disasters of all...

April 4, 2016

The more you have, the more you’re occupied. The less you have, the more free you are. (Mother Teresa) Have you ever noticed that many people have garages that are so full of stuff there’s no room to park their cars there? Attics, closets, and...

April 3, 2016

Discouragement is a thief. It steals hope, joy, and happiness. (Mike Lee, American pastor) Someone has said that life is like a bowl of cherries. The comedienne Erma Bombeck replies, “If life is a bowl of cherries, then what am I doing in the...

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