He Didn’t Tell Me How To Live

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

The View From Your Shoulders

The view from atop your shoulders was the best I’ve ever had. I see more, know more and can do more because of you dad. Happy Father’s Day.

Turning Into My Father

Turning Into My Father Lately, all my friends are worried that they are turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not. – Dan Zevin Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

The Need to be Appreciated

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” – William James Expressing appreciation with words, a smile, or hug costs so little and means so much. It can make a day or even change a life.

The Door to Opportunity

If one door to opportunity closes, find another. There are more doors than you need. Just keep looking until you find the right one. – Michael Josephson

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt Don’t give it! Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

The Measure of Leadership

The measure of your leadership is not how much YOU DO, but how much YOU GET OTHERS TO DO. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

No Little Lies

TRUST is a tower built stone by stone. Lies remove stones from the base and can topple the highest tower. When trust is important there are no little lies. – Michael Josephson Read more of Michael Josephson’s thoughts on trust in his commentary “Truth Matters. Trustworthiness Matters.” –http://whatwillmatter.com/2017/12/commentary-truth-matters-trustworthiness-matters/

Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It? Don’t ask if it’s going to be easy. Ask if it’s going to be worth it. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

Credibility Is Always Important

THERE ARE NO LITTLE LIES WHEN CREDIBILITY IS IMPORTANT. AND CREDIBILITY IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT. Trust is built like a tower, stone by stone and when someone lies to you it topples to tower because it removes the stones from the bottom. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

The Importance of Punctuality

THE IMPORTANCE OF PUNCTUALITY Be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be. Being late is disrespectful and irresponsible. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

Why Be Ethical?

WHY BE ETHICAL WHEN SO MANY AROUND YOU AREN’T? The importance of what you do goes beyond what it gets you; it determines who you are – and that is infinitely more important than what you own. – Michael Josephson

The Essentials of Happiness

The three grand essentials of happiness are: Something to DO, Something to LOVE, Something to HOPE FOR. – Joseph Addison Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com

What Will Matter

What will matter in the end is not what you bought, but what you built; Not what you got, but what you gave; Not what you learned, but what you taught; WHAT WILL MATTER IS NOT YOUR COMPETENCE BUT YOUR CHARACTER. Living a life that matters is not a matter of circumstance; it’s a matter of choice. See a printable …

Why Don’t You Just Be Nice?

WHY DON’T YOU JUST BE NICE? If you’re going to insult or bully my friend you’ll have to deal with me. So, why don’t you just be nice? Read more of Michael Josephson thoughts on bullying in his commentary about creating a culture of kindness: http://whatwillmatter.com/2017/01/commentary-meanness-bullying/  

Small Steps

Small Steps “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Happiness in Terms of Fulfillment

Think of happiness in terms of fulfillment, not fun. Indulge yourself in the pleasure that comes from living a worthy life in the company of people you love and in there service of something bigger than yourself. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com

Is It Worth It?

Don’t ask if it’s going to be easy. Ask if it’s going to be worth it. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com  

Thinking Inside The Box

THINKING INSIDE THE BOX If your head is in someone else’s box you will never see what’s possible. Don’t let the complacency, timidity, or limited thinking of other limit you.  Unleash your imagination and you will accomplish amazing things! – Michael Josephson

BE KIND!

When you have the choice of whether to be right or kind. BE KIND. Read more of Michael Josephson‘s favorite quotes on kindness here:http://whatwillmatter.com/2016/03/kindness-greatest-quotes-kindness-compiled-michael-josephson-2/

Ethics Does Not Demand Self-Sacrifice

Ethics does not demand a life if self-sacrifice nor require us to ignore our desires and needs. It does expect us to care about right and wrong, to know the difference between what we want to do and what we should do, and muster the moral courage to do what is right. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring …

The Road to Your Dreams Awaits

The road to your dreams awaits Set a GOAL. Make a PLAN. Make it HAPPEN. Read more of Michael Josephson‘s thoughts on setting goals here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2016/09/commentary-a-lifetime-of-setting-and-changing-goals/  

Door to Opportunity

If one door to opportunity closes, find another. There are more doors than you need. Just keep looking until you find the right one. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com  

True Friends Always Forgive

True friends always forgive each other because their friendship is more important than anything they were upset about. – Michael Josephson Read more of Michael’s thoughts on friendship here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2016/12/the-treasure-of-old-friends/

True Happiness

True happiness may be sought, thought, or caught — but never bought. Read more of Michael Josephson‘s thoughts on happiness here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2017/01/happiness-is-more-than-fun-and-pleasure/  

Where Do You Want To Be Tomorrow?

Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Read more of Michael’s thoughts on setting goals and living the life you want here:http://whatwillmatter.com/2016/09/commentary-a-lifetime-of-setting-and-changing-goals/