Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
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Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Attitude determines altitude.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
If it is to be it is up to me.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
You're as old as you behave.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.