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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Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Old love does not rust.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Every dog has his day.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Be the best that you can be.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
This is the beginning of a new day.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Ideas... they have the power
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
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When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.