What Lies Within
"What lies behind us
and what lies before us
are tiny matters
what lies within us."
Quite a useful thought as we all gear up to lead through tougher economic conditions.
More like this: Thought For The Day Website
Two stonecutters were asked what they were doing.
The first said, "I'm cutting this stone into blocks."
The second replied, "I'm on a team that's building a catherdral."
I stumbled upon this site today when searching for a quote to use in a presentation on leadership. It is worthy of a look.
I particularly like this quote:
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
Here's a German proverb that I like (translated, of course)
"you have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it"
That's posted over my desk where I see it at least 10 times a day. It sums up my desire to be a "do-er" not a "done to-er" - and my belief that you can influence almost any situation, if only by changing the way you react to what life throws at you. Something as simple as listening and asking questions showing genuine interest can change the way "it" happens.
I stumbled across the following two quotes today which I thought you might find of interest.
by Jim Taggart
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