3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (November 26, 2020)
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Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,
Let’s get right to it. Here are 3 short ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question to ponder this week.
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“If you genuinely care about the goal, you’ll focus on the system.”
“Successes are revised mistakes.”
“Amazing social skills are a superpower.
The ability to deliver bad news in a good way is a superpower.
The ability to de-escalate a tense situation into a calm one is a superpower.
The ability to transform a lose/win situation into a win/win situation is a superpower.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
John F. Kennedy on gratitude:
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
Writer and entrepreneur Kevin Kelly on making life count:
“I am now 55 years old. Like a lot of people in middle age my late-night thoughts bend to contemplations about how short my remaining time is. Even with increasing longevity there is not enough time to do all that I want. Nowhere close. My friend Stewart Brand, who is now 69, has been arranging his life in blocks of 5 years. Five years is what he says any project worth doing will take. From moment of inception to the last good-riddance, a book, a campaign, a new job, a start-up will take 5 years to play through. So, he asks himself, how many 5 years do I have left? He can count them on one hand even if he is lucky. So this clarifies his choices. If he has less than 5 big things he can do, what will they be?”
Source: My Life Countdown
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
Some questions to consider before you speak:
Does this need to be said?
Does this need to be said by me?
Does this need to be said by me right now?
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