March 31, 2016

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission. (Anonymous) In some organizations you have to ask permission from the “higher powers” if you want to experiment with something new or untried. Often the authorities are reluctant to...

March 30, 2016

If you get, give; if you learn, teach. (Maya Angelou, late American poet) Poets have a way of putting profound truths into simple statements. Angelou’s comments speak volumes of worthy counsel in just eight words. Many people are focused on...

Release the Hounds!

Since Charlie is chained up all day, it becomes quite a production when I release him to go on our walks. Upon his release, Charlie and Wally take off like they have been shot from a cannon. You do not want to be in their path that goes directly...

March 29, 2016

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. (Abraham Lincoln) It’s a simple statement that many might disagree with. When you are sad and unhappy, is it because you want to be? That may be hard to admit, but often it seems to be...

March 28, 2016

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. (Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor) In today’s western society, it is sometimes difficult to find a complete family: mother, father, and child(ren). And many such families are mixed, the...

March 27, 2016

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. president) What Eisenhower said about American would be true of any nation and its people. The bigger question...

March 26, 2016

If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. (Jim Rohn, late American motivational speaker) Many people fear taking risks. They want to be sure that the anticipated venture will be safe, secure, and...

March 25, 2016

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. (Margaret Mead, 20th century cultural anthropologist) Here are two important principles. First, each person is different from every other person. He or she is, indeed...

March 24, 2016

I never dreamed about success; I worked for it. (Estée Lauder, late cosmetic leader) Athletes dream of being inducted into their sports hall of fame. Actors covet an Oscar or Emmy. Business people fantasize about earning their first million...

March 23, 2016

[There] is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people. (George H. W. Bush, 41st U.S. president) English writer Lord Acton famously said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” But William Gaddis wrote, “Power...

Don’t Just Sip—Dive In!

Charlie and Wally have access to streams for refreshing drinks of water. They don’t stand on the edge and lap up the water—they dive in. If the water is not too deep, they lay down in it and drink without even lowering their heads. (Stand back...

March 22, 2016

You learn something every day you pay attention. (Ray LeBlond, author and communicator) It is often said that you learn something new every day. But LeBlond is probably more accurate; you learn only if you’re paying attention. Any student...

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