"Notes" of An Elder
The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest challenge is being at peace with what you find and making the most of it.
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.
- Writing is thinking.
- Your life is a reflection of how well you know yourself.
- Your primary job as a leader is to develop your replacement ― to put yourself out of a job.
- Emotions are the driving force for human behavior much more than reason.
- Each of us is responsible for our own freedom.
- We make decisions, and those decisions turn around and make us.
- Time is our most irreplaceable asset. We cannot buy more of it. We cannot get a second back. We can only hope to waste as little as possible.
- Read a lot
- Learn a lot
- Listen a lot
- Change a lot
- Question a lot
- The decisions we make today often become tomorrow’s problems.
- Without risk, there’s no need for trust.
- Say yes only to what you absolutely can do. Build your credibility one kept promise at a time.
- The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest challenge is being at peace with what you find and making the most of it.
- “To live is to be willing to die over and over again.” — Pema Chödrön
- If you want real change, start with who you are.
- Don’t accept people’s opinions as fact.
What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years?