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Thoughts for Daily Living

This is a list of little thoughts by some famous people.  Each could be just a little tid bit that can help you become a better leader and person.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Proverb

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choosing sides. It must bring sides together.
Jesse Jackson

It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
Vince Lombardi

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

Difficult things take a long time. The impossible takes a little longer.

You've got to give loyalty down if you want loyalty up.
Donald T. Regan

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigale Van Buren

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

Please, God, help me do my best, help me be myself, and help me lead with my heart.
Mike Krzyzewski - Head Basketball Coach, Duke University

If you take care of the employees, they will take care of you and your customer.

Kids are only limited by OUR imagination.
Girl Scout Leader and good friend Velma Vaughn

From the Alchemy of Leadership
James Huling - CEO Matrix Resources
The circumstances of leadership are often difficult. At times we feel alone, even foolish in pursuing our vision, especially when so few around us do the same. Why is it that leaders continue through these times when it would be easy to simply give up? It is because they know and remember these three keys:

Leadership is always a choice
Leaders hold their vision
We are all born to lead

See James Huling's essay on leadership for more.

From Think Naked
Marco Marsan - Founder of Marco Polo Explorers
Children are relentlessly curious, eager to explore, and less concerned with limitations than possibilities.  Like adult creative giants, children possess and instinct for creative thinking, for seeing the world in a way that too many of us have completely forgotten.  .... We all have the spirit of our childhood buried deep within and we simply need to release it.



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