Ordinary people even weak people can do extraordinary things through temporary courage generated by a situation but the person of character does not need the situation to generate his courage, it is a part of his being and a standard approach to all life’s challenges. — Michael Josephson
Courage in action is often nothing more than the choice to do something that is risky because there is a stronger driving motivation, one that makes the risk less important than the thing sought. It could be noble as with honor, patriotism or the protection of family or it could be anger, a desire for revenge or unbridled ambition. — Michael …
Click here to download the original high resolution poster. By Michael Josephson Ready or not, some day it will come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, …
Click here to download the original high resolution poster. by Michael Josephson Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. Your grudges, resentments, …
To truly grow you have to be willing at any moment to sacrifice what you’re for what you can be. Subscribe to free weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com
MYTHS ABOUT & MISUSE OF THE GOLDEN RULE. The core of the GOLDEN RULE is a moral obligation to treat others ethically for their sake, not ours, even if it’s better than the way they treat us. Why? Not because it’s advantageous, but because it’s RIGHT. And because the way we treat others is about WHO WE ARE, not who …
Truth matters and its your moral responsibility to find it. Trustworthiness matters and its your moral duty to insist on it. Never in my lifetime has truth been more important or more illusive. Though hard to find, within every mountain of careless claims, unsubstantiated assertions, fallacious reasoning and outright lies there are true facts and credible sources. It is your …
As President Trump is currently reviewing a recent decision to reverse previous prohibitions of bringing animal trophies into the country – a decision which has a huge impact on the trophy hunting industry and threatens to take the incentive out of these personal quests – it is important to acknowledge the massive moral issues involved. Trophy hunters seek to deflect …
Please join me in a commitment to at least double your charitable donations this year. It will improve the world and your life. “If you want to know how to live your life, think about what you want people to say about you after you die and live backward.” Having recently experienced a life-threatening health challenge I am more passionate …
At least 27 more innocents murdered and 20 injured in Texas Church.
You can twist words, make excuses, and interpret what you’ve done or what’s been done to you anyway you want, but reality won’t budge. – Michael Josephson
I prepared a condensed summary of business ethics issues and strategies to a class at Xavier University. If you’re interested, you can find the slides here.
Every year since 1993 the US Senate passed a bipartisan Resolution declaring National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week, read USA TODAY‘s coverage of this years resolution below. Read full article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/10/13/trump-proclaims-national-character-counts-week/763727001/
Face the day with enthusiasm. You never know what good things await.
Sometimes you just have to dig deeper.
Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey. – Michael Josephson
Every day you make lots of choices. Every choice has consequences. Before making a choice, consider the consequences.
Both wisdom and happiness are developed and demonstrated by the ability to see beauty in the ordinary and even in the ugly. – Michael Josephson
Don’t settle for fitting in when you can stand out.
Don’t just wait for the storm to end, learn to dance in the rain. A positive attitude can turn hardships into adventures and tragedies into turning points. – Michael Josephson
A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. – Author Unknown
Leaders must show they care. A leader is like a battalion commander who isn’t content to read the menus but insists on going into the mess hall to taste the food himself. Not only does he know more about what’s being fed to his subordinates, but he’s considered a better leader by his troops. – Peter Drucker.
Gratitude is not a statement, it’s feeling. It is so easy to say we are grateful that I often don’t stop to really, really take the time to experience gratitude. Saying the words doesn’t mean a thing without the feeling and it takes a moment of genuine reflection to summon that feeling. This Thanksgiving don’t shortchange yourself with hollow word. …
“Good people will do good things, lots of them, because they are good people. They will do bad things because they are human.” – Harold S. Kushner, living life that matters
Some people live their lives in black and white. Others live in shade of grey. Why not live in yours in bold, vivid colors?
“The purpose in life is not to win. The purpose in life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.” ― …
Happy Father’s Day! Please enjoy this collection of Vintage Father’s Day
I was so lucky to have you as a dad I can’t wait for my kids to have you as a grand dad. Happy Father’s Day!
Your father doesn’t need another father’s day tie, wallet, or sweater. Give him a gift he’ll treasure forever. Get a nice picture frame put inside it a handwritten note telling he’s been a good dad. Include some specific memories. Then tell him how much you love him.
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life. – Sydney Poiter