"Notes" of An Elder

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."

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.

  • Self-discipline is the art of living in harmony with your goals and values.

  • When we feel happy for others, their joy becomes our joy.

  • No one gets to the top alone. When we elevate others, we're often carried up with them.

  • The future belongs to those who prepare for it.

  • Revolutions occur in people's minds before they happen in the world.

  • "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ― Pablo Picasso

  • Your best and most important work is still ahead of you.

  • Every step you take in your life should be strategic.

  • People possess plenty of "know-how" but too little "do-how."

  • During times of change, habits hinder rather than help.

  • Don't seek praise. Seek criticism.

  • Be someone who views service to others as a deeply personal calling.

The Story

  • Your Story

  • My Story

  • Real Story

  • Become a professional cheerleader for your friends.

  • Frustration is nothing more than the difference between expectations and reality.

  • Pain and struggles are almost always part of the untold story of adversity and resilience.

  • Do you want to be ruined by praise or saved by criticism?

  • If you could have only one skill for success, it would be the skill to improve.

  • No matter your job, there will always be more you can do.

  • "If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times." ― Dean Smith

  • After honor, no attribute is more important than courage.

  • Accept failures as opportunities to improve.

  • Many of us are busy, but few are focused.

  • Close every day with a win.

Magic Question

What is it that makes your life meaningful?