In light of the current turbulent business and economic times, most people are in survival mode. They are hoping they do not get fired, and thankful to have a job. Gratitude is always a good thing. Even in these turbulent times, one does not need to lose sight of their dream, or vision. People will still get promotions, raises, and make lots of money. While there are never any guarantees, these suggestions for rising to the top hold just as true in a thriving economy as they do in a down economy.
Granny D just turned 99. The icon, activist and grandmother of 16, has walked across America and travels the country fighting for the causes she believes in. At the age of 94 she ran for U.S. Senator Below is an excerpt from one of her many inspiring talks.
Finding your genius is sometimes a hard trick. Sometimes it is easily spotted, embraced and nurtured. But some of you will not find it until you are old and gray. Some of you will never find it, though it was always there for you to find, I assure you. Sometimes we see it and do not want to find it quite where it pops up. “Well, yes, I happen to be very good at that, but, Dear Lord, I don’t want to be that for life.” Read More
A long-time favorite of mine, here is Henry David Thoreaus take on conformity, from the last chapter of Waldon.
“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such
desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his
companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let
him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree
or an oak. Shall he turn his spring into summer? If the condition
of things which we were made for is not yet, what were any reality
which we can substitute? We will not be shipwrecked on a vain
reality. Shall we with pains erect a heaven of blue glass over
ourselves, though when it is done we shall be sure to gaze still at
the true ethereal heaven far above, as if the former were not?”
Henry David Thoreau,
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