How to Measure Success

August 31, 2013…

"Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed."      - Booker T. Washington

The Truth About New Opinions

August 30, 2013…

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common." - John Locke, philosopher (1632 - 1704)

Steve Jobs on Opinions

August 29, 2013…

"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."  - Steve Jobs

"Your life will never be the same again." - Og Mandino

August 28, 2013…

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." - Og Mandino

Wise Words from Harry Potter

August 27, 2013…

I confess, I have read every book in the Harry Potter series. I love the creativity and the story…especially JK Rowling's rags-to-riches story. These words of wisdom are from none other than Harry himself:

"If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look as how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."

If We Think Failure is Inevitable...It Is.

August 26, 2013…

"If we think failure is inevitable, it is. If we think our job is dull, it will be. If we tell a child he’s average, chances are he’ll perform that way. We have the ability to turn a situation into exactly what we predict. And we don't even need a crystal ball."

The "Go the Extra Mile" Button

August 25, 2013…

"At the end of a long day when you're most tired, that's the time to push the 'go the extra mile' button."

You Have a Good Life When...

August 24, 2013...

"You have a good life when there are things to smile about today...and to motivate you for tomorrow."

- Shawn Anderson, Founder, Extra Mile America

Andrew Carnegie...and the 43 Millionaires He Created

August 22, 2013…

A reporter once asked Andrew Carnegie how forty-three of the people that worked for him became millionaires. Carnegie responded to the question, “You develop people the same way you mine gold. When you mine gold, you have to move tons of dirt to find one ounce of gold. But you don’t go in there looking for the dirt. You go in there looking for the gold.”

"That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done..."

August 21, 2013…

With an agitated tone, the man wearing an impressively decorated military uniform, Admiral William Leahy of the U.S. Navy boldly told President Harry S. Truman: “That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done…the bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives.”

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