December 6, 2016

When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. (Often attributed to Thomas Jefferson) A variation of this statement suggests “You must be willing . . .” Repeatedly doing what you’ve always done will almost...

December 5, 2016

No prison is as endless as the prison of perfection. (Max Lucado, preacher and author) Andrew Murray wrote, “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.” Self-imposed imprisonments may be more difficult to live with than incarceration...

December 4, 2016

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. (Charles Schultz, late creator of the comic strip “Peanuts”) Christmas is just three weeks away, and already many are planning their gift-giving. Schultz suggests doing a little extra this...

December 3, 2016

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. (Fred Shero, professional hockey player and coach) That’s not a very comforting thought, is it? But, it’s probably true. The only people who aren’t criticized are those whose existence is...

December 2, 2016

When you forgive someone, you are canceling their debt. (Mike Lee, American pastor) Do you find it hard to forgive someone who has deeply offended you? Or, have you said, “I forgive you, but I can’t forget the offense.” That’s not really...

December 1, 2016

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. (George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, English novelist) You might think that truth is a foundational principal that remains solid and unchanging...

November 30, 2016

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. (Isaac Newton, 17th & 18th century English scientist.) Newton is credited with formulating the laws of motion and universal gravitation, notable achievements that have made...

November 29, 2016

It always seems impossible until it’s done. (Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa) Life is often filled with what seem to be impossible obstacles. We can’t do what we want to do because there isn’t enough money or time, or the people...

#60 – Kaizen

#60 – Kaizen

  Fundamental to the DNA of Toyota is a core principle known as kaizen. This principle gave rise to the Lexus marketing brand: “The Pursuit of Perfection.”   Kaizen means the pursuit of improvement, constantly making every effort to...

November 28, 2016

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. (Gail Sheehy, American journalist and lecturer) Change is difficult for a lot of people, especially as we grow older. We become “set in our ways,” and we resist...

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