You Need Courage

Whatever you do, you need COURAGE Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a solider needs. – …

Optimism Pays Off

Optimism pays off. Optimists do better at everything – school and career, they have better personal relationships, are healthier and live longer than the pessimists.

Kindness & Gratitude

If you really want to make people happy be extraordinary generous giving two things that you have an unlimited of and cost you nothing: Kindness and Gratitude. – Michael Josephson

Happiness is a Choice

Key to happiness is understanding it is purely a state of mind, not depending on any particular condition or circumstance. Every life has highs and lows. Happy people characterize their life in terms of highs; Unhappy people, the lows. – Michael Josephson Happiness is a choice. Everyone can be happy.

You Can Do Anything

You can do anything you set your mind to do. No mountain is too high to climb. No subject is too difficult to learn. Effort and attitude make all the difference.

A Good Companion

A good companion is someone you spend time with when you want to have a good time. True friend is someone you want to be with when you’ve had a bad time. It’s great when they are the same person. – Michael Josephson

Character is Built on Decisions

Our character is both formed and revealed by how we deal with everyday challenges as well as extraordinary pressures and temptations, like a well made tower, character is built stone by stone, decision by decision. – Michael Josephson

Use Your Time Wisely

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’ – Lao Tzu​ Time is not something you find or make. The clock and the calendar move on at their own pace. Your choice is how you use it.

Take A Risk!

There are risk and costs to an action. But they are far less than long range risk of comfortable inaction. – John F. Kennedy

Follow Your Dreams!

Follow your dreams! You’ll never know what you can accomplish if you don’t try. Expand your horizons – travel, read, try new things!

What To Do

Do more than you have to do and less than you’re allowed to do. – Michael Josephson

The Ideal Employee A-Z

THE IDEAL EMPLOYEE A-Z BY Michael Josephson Accepts responsibility Believes in the mission Committed to improvement Demonstrates good character Eliminates waste Fixes rather than complains Goes the extra mile Holds the company accountable Is honest and responsible Juggles multiple tasks Knows what is needed Loves to do a job well Makes everyone better Never gossips Obtains needed resources Prods company …

Knowledge Enlightens

Have you noticed that ignorant people are just opinionated as those who are informed, But that the ignorant folks always seem more certain? Knowledge enlightens, but it also tend to raise doubt and the desire for more knowledge. – Michael Josephson