“If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.” – Chinese Proverb
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephan Covey
I came across this quote today and had to share it:
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” – Willa A. Foster
Man, doesn’t that ring true? Not just quality at work but in every facet of life. I thought about how Willa’s words might apply to various aspects of life: fitness, time with family, hobbies, etc. There are some many priorities competing for our time and attention but which priorities get a “quality commitment” from us? I immediately though about a good friend of mine (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty). Every time we grab something to eat, or a cup of coffee, he is glued to his cell phone. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Clash of Clans…the list goes on. What’s his focus and intention during that time? I’ve been there too, guilty of prioritizing electronic communication over REAL communication. But, is that quality time spent? I would say, NO. This is just one example of where our lack of “high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution,” causes us to fall short of the quality we want in our life and relationships. Where are you lacking quality? How can you fix it?
I’m asking myself the same! ;-).
“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” — Richard Bach
Einstein was a brilliant man. Among his profound thoughts, ideas, and quotes is this gem:
The older I get the more I find Mr. Einstein was right on the money (pun intended). Today, I won’t be diving into a finance lecture. However I do want to talk about compounding and how impactful it can truly be!
“Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom.” – Chip Bell
“If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him.” – Seneca