A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
We have always found that people are most productive in small teams with tight budgets and time lines, and the freedom to solve their own problems.” – John Rollwagen
On this Columbus Day holiday, my easily distracted mind thought, “Why not include a photo of bears with this quote? If you replace people with bears then the quote applies too.” So, with that, I give you a photo of bears. Happy Columbus Day!
For things to change, we must change. For things to get better, we must get better.” – Heidi Wills
One person who wants something is a hundred times stronger than a hundred who want to be left alone.” – Barbara Ward
What makes a company great is not primarily its top leaders, but the quality of its innumerable everyday ones.” – John Holmes
This week’s quote is dedicated to those innumerable everyday leaders out there. You make the world turn and I, for one, am deeply grateful.
What change shall we drive this week? I’m sure there’s at least one to get after. Why not try?
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” – W. Edwards Deming
This is a useful quote to remember when you catch yourself thinking, “Surely they will see the need to change, if only for self-preservation.” Nope. We all have a choice and some people use theirs to avoid the changes that will save them.
As for me, I’m going to remember that survival is not mandatory and take actions to create the changes I want so I can live the life I desire.
How about you? Will you drive a new change this week too?
The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti
When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.” – Simon Sinek, Start With Why
Driving change is about competing against yourself and pulling in those partners who want to help you make your vision a reality. That’s what makes it such a powerful method for creating change.
Most change requires many more people than we first assume to make the change happen. Fashioning the change as challenge against yourself–and against how fast you think you can go–will bring others to your cause. Why not try it? You’ll be surprised how quickly you gain supporters.
From tomorrow on
I shall be sad
From tomorrow on —
Today I will be glad,
and every day
no matter how bitter it may be
I shall say
From tomorrow on I shall be sad
-a poem reportedly written by a young Jewish girl while in a concentration camp
We choose our outlook on life.
Let’s choose to be glad.
Will you join me?
The way we are going to think tomorrow depends largely on what we are thinking today.” – David L. Brown