The Blessed Influence

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” – George Eliot The whole point of developing character, developing skills and gaining competency in the affairs of the world is to allow for the unveiling of your soul. Your soul longs for expression, not for selfish purposes, but to extend its influence …

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XI

"The farmer does not expect every seed that he sows in hope and faith to fall on good ground and bring forth its harvest; he is perfectly certain that this will not be so, cannot be so. He is counting on the final outcome of many seeds, on the harvest of all rather than on …

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Throwing Away Our Happiness I

"If in the desert, a lone traveler, in angry protest against the hardships of his journey, were to slash with his knife his goatskin water-bag, letting the hot sand drink up the water that means health, strength, life itself, it would seem—supreme folly. If a shipwrecked sailor were to slip voluntarily from his rude raft …

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Invincible Determination

"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men." ~ Thomas Fuller How determined are you to leave a legacy of blessing, encouragement and inspiration? Does the adjective "invincible" best describe your determination or would it be better described as "better than average" or …

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Road Sign or Road Block?

As a follow up to my previous post on the matter of learning to work more effectively with others, Time to Think, I'd like to share a quote from the book of the same name, written by Nancy Kline. Ms. Kline described why it is so vitally important not to interrupt others while in a …

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Time to Think

A colleague and dear friend of mine gave me an excellent book the other day called "Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind" by Nancy Kline. I read it yesterday afternoon and I am strongly contemplating making this required reading for the entire company. The author began the book's introduction with a story …

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