October 8, 2016

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. (H. Jackson Brown, inspirational author) Napoleon Hill, another American author, suggests we miss some opportunities because “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or...

October 7, 2016

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. (Andrew Carnegie, 19th-20th century Scottish-American industrialist) With the ever-present visual and verbal media, we are inundated with words and “talking heads.”...

#45 – The Obeya Room

#45 – The Obeya Room

It seemed like everything was out of control. There was so much going on with so many different people it seemed impossible to keep track of everything. The engineers and production staff in Japan were having the same problem. There was a lack of...

October 6, 2016

You get rewarded at the bottom end of the club by what you do at the top end. (Jerry Barber, late professional golfer) Barber was talking about golf clubs and how important the grip is in determining the flight of the golf ball. It’s a great...

October 5, 2016

Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them. (Rebekah Radice, social media strategist) Most people would likely want to forget their nighttime dreams. But, there are times when we might stay...

October 4, 2016

The secret of life … is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. (Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist and novelist) We all stumble from time to time; that is, we make mistakes, we fail in some way or another. But, like a toddler...

October 3, 2016

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. (C. S. Lewis, British apologist and author) We often view people on a personal scale of value or achievement. To us, there may be many extraordinary people—athletes, artists...

October 2, 2016

When you’re going through something hard and wonder where God is, remember, the teacher is always quiet during a test. (Often quoted) Remember what it was like to take a test in school, no matter what level? You went through mental gymnastics to...

October 1, 2016

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. (Rick Warren, American pastor and author) We can learn a lot from history—whether it’s national, cultural, or personal. It’s helpful to know, for example, how progress...

September 30, 2016

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. (Martin Luther King Jr.) Late civil rights leader King went on to say, “There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions.” In a political season, we...

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