May 2021

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. - Margaret Wheatley

Success Thought of the Day – 5/24/21

Many might equate a conversation that matters with a courageous conversation.

In courageous conversations, whether in the context of performance appraisal, mentoring, or coaching, individuals are encouraged to express their views openly and truthfully, rather than defensively or with the purpose of laying blame.

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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. - David Brinkley

Success Thought of the Day – 5/21/21

When you speak to people who’ve devoted their lives to a cause, there is usually a personal story behind it that involves a “brick,” if you will. Whether thrown at them or someone close to them, it is a driving force behind their work.

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You can’t finish what you don’t start, and you should never start what you’re not committed to finish. — Gary Ryan Blair

Success Thought of the Day – 5/20/21

In a world where the images flashed before us are typically those of the glorious outcomes and not the “work in progress,” nor the failures along the way, “finish” can have a lot of pressure associated with it.

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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

Success Thought of the Day – 5/19/21

I will be the first to say that I am in love with the act of failure.  However, over the years, I have tried to make failure my friend.  

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Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. - George Whitefield

Success Thought of the Day – 5/18/21

Evidence suggests that we tend to move forward more than hold on to the past.  As an example, throughout the Pandemic, we started with “return to normal,” but that language appropriately shifted to “the new normal.”  Pressing forward requires not only internal strength but also knowing the times.

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Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. James Bryant Conant

Success Thought of the Day – 5/14/21

Without a doubt, one of my biggest challenges is recognizing and celebrating progress. I am pretty good at cheering others on, but doing it for myself is a challenge.

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Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up, no matter how many times you are knocked down. - David McNally

Success Thought of the Day – 5/12/21

The most critical promise is the one we often do not make to ourselves—the promise to be the best version of ourselves.

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