Stop & Think: November 9, 2018

Relief When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig. That’s about all you can do. (Leonard Cohen, Canadian novelist and poet) Is Cohen’s advice really helpful? Are we to deal with our concerns by...

Stop & Think: November 8, 2018

Perspective A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century poet) This oft-quoted axiom has been argued by many thinkers. It is true that if you hold to an erroneous view, continuing to support it makes...

Stop & Think: November 7, 2018

Confession Here’s what’s cool: Admitting you were wrong. (Warren Buffett, wealthy philanthropist) This is no. 6 in Buffett’s list of cool things. It may be cool, but we don’t see a lot of it. This is because it’s so hard to do. Do you remember a...

Stop & Think: November 6, 2018

More than Facts Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin. (Ivan Pavlov, 19th & 20th century Russian physiologist) “Just give me the facts” was a frequent line in an old detective TV show. That...

Stop & Think: November 5, 2018

Work Your Dream If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 20th century French...

Stop & Think: November 4, 2018

Serving & Leading If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you. (Anonymous, quoted by Jed Record, marketing specialist) Societal values are changing. A good work ethic was very American for most of our country’s history. But now, a lot...

Stop & Think: November 3, 2018

Character Talent without character is like a kite without a string… worthless! (Jamy Bechler, leadership trainer) Do you remember how frustrating it was when you lost your grip on your kite string? Or when you gave the baby a balloon and he...

Stop & Think: November 2, 2018

Human Nature You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York. (William Lyon Phelps, 19th-20th century scholar, author, critic) With its broad spectrum of ethnic origins, levels of education, and social...

Stop & Think: November 1, 2018

Opportunity The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. (Orison Swett Marden, 19th-20th century inspirational author) Marden continues, “It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in...

Stop & Think: October 31, 2018

Art It is art that makes life…makes interest…makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of its process. (Henry James, 19th-20th century novelist) All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, they say. Very likely...

Stop & Think: October 30, 2018

Obedience Most of us know what we need to know, we just have an obedience deficit. (Jeremy Wike, pastor) Some people have learned to ignore their conscience—that “little inner voice” that brings conviction when we fail to do what we know is...

Stop & Think: October 29, 2018

Change There is nothing so stable as change. (Bob Dylan, songwriter) It’s something we’ve heard again and again. Yet, in this fast-moving day, it seems truer than ever before. Ask any elderly person, and he or she will acknowledge that months and...

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