"Notes" of An Elder

Forgetting about the people who hurt you is your gift to them. Forgiving the people who hurt you is your gift to yourself.

Nothing in life is of any value unless it is shared with others.

"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.

  • Say less when less means more.
  • Challenge yourself to be less impressed by the things you own and more impressed by the life you live.
  • Focus on becoming so good they can’t ignore you.
  • The only thing holding you back from doing something truly amazing is You.
  • “The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.” ― Paulo Coelho
  • Forgetting about the people who hurt you is your gift to them. Forgiving the people who hurt you is your gift to yourself.
  • Your thoughts either move you forward or hold you back.
  • Knowledge is good for nothing unless it is put into practice.
  • Possessions age and lose value over time. Memories last forever.

A Friend Is Someone Who

  • Listens & Cares
  • Supports & Shares
  • Energizes & Forgives
  • Tell the Truth & Loves
  • We must define success, wealth, and happiness on our own terms because if we don’t, society will for us, and we will always fall short.
  • It is important to work hard, but it is more important to work smart.
  • Feedback is important. Make sure you are getting it from the right people.
  • Don’t keep score. You will become a better person if you do.
  • The last thing I wish is to be on my deathbed and realize there’s zero evidence that I ever lived.
  • “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” — Albert Einstein
  • Seize the day because you have the ability to help build a better tomorrow.

Magic Question

What is lacking in your life?

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