December 11, 2016

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire, for hospitality in the hall, [and for] the genial flame of charity in the heart. (Washington Irving, 19th century American writer and diplomat) Just two weeks to Christmas, and people are thinking a...

December 10, 2016

Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. (Vince Poscente, motivational speaker) It’s easy to give advice. We all seem to like to do that. But, Poscente says you can profit by listening to your...

December 9, 2016

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. (Thomas Jefferson, founding father of the United States) Some people seem to think that achieving success depends on luck. And that circumstances have to be just right for you to...

December 8, 2016

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. (Chris Grosser, entrepreneurial businessman) Most of us have been told time and time again that opportunity knocks only once, so we’d better grab it when we can. Grosser, however, implies that we...

December 7, 2016

You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of what you already are. (Tom Rath, management consultant and author) Rath’s comment is a correction on the common idea that if you try hard enough you can be anything you want to...

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...

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