Stop & Think: September 21, 2019

Failure Failures forge you. Failures are doorways to success. (Bear Grylls, TV personality) Grylls appears to be fearless in his adventures on the popular TV shows Man vs. Wild and Running Wild with Bear Grylls. But he publicly acknowledges that...

Stop & Think: September 20, 2019

Effectiveness Just because you are comfortable with doing something a particular way and competent at it, doesn’t mean you are being effective with it. (James Emery White, pastor, author) “Always strive for effectiveness,” White counsels...

Stop & Think: September 19, 2019

Progress We should always strive for excellence, but going for perfection may hinder real progress. (quoted by Craig Groeschel, leadership speaker) Others have put it this way, “Perfection is the roadblock to progress.” While exactness may be...

Stop & Think: September 18, 2019

Willpower Can comes after will. Ability comes after availability. (Gabriella Farro, overseas social worker) These comments were made recently at a global leadership summit. The two brief sentences help us understand the order of successful...

Stop & Think: September 17, 2019

Law Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. (Plato, 5th century BC philosopher) Things haven’t changed much since Plato’s day, have they? Rules aren’t needed to keep good...

Stop & Think: September 16, 2019

Others Boredom doesn’t come from nothing to do; boredom comes from nothing to live for. (Dennis Prager, radio talk host) Remember the childhood cry, “I don’t have anything to do” while sitting amid a roomful of toys? Even adults sometimes seem to...

Stop & Think: September 15, 2019

The Future “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” These words have been attributed (probably incorrectly) to a former chairman of IBM. They are often cited as among the “dunderheaded tech predictions.” Looking back on the...

Stop & Think: September 12, 2019

Life Worth Living The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates, 4th century BC Greek philosopher) Why do you do what you do? Do you ever stop to think about your reasons for choosing to do, say, and act, as you do? If you’re just “going...

Stop & Think: September 11, 2019

The Measure of a Man The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. (Samuel Johnson, 18th century English writer) “Quid pro Quo” is a phrase we hear sometimes when politicians are looking for reasons to...

Stop & Think: September 10, 2019

Knowledge The value of knowledge is in the use of it. (William Barton, late clergyman and author) It is said that on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months, and IBM predicts that the build out of the “internet of things” will lead to...

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