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 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 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/
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/
“Worry less about being sure others know how you feel and more about what you say and do to make others feel.” – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com
Don’t let others DEFINE YOU Don’t let the past CONFINE YOU Take charge of your life with CONFIDENCE and DETERMINATION And there are no limits on what you can do or be – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
When life gives us lemons we can make lemonade (the perfect metaphor for turning misfortune or disappointment into something better) Or squirt the juice into our own or other’s eyes (a metaphor for making things worse). The problems of life we call lemons are not always so simple, but we always have a choice to make things better or worse.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shorted. Happiness has never decreased by being shared. – Buddha
Life is about perspective Two men looked out of prison bars. One saw mud and the other saw stars.
Successful or not, acts of physical courage always bring honor. It is the much smaller forms of valor, standing up for principle at the risk of social disapproval, economic loss or injury to career that require the greatest moral will power. There is little upside to winning and a significant and often lasting downside to losing. — Michael Josephson
Hold yourself more accountable. Awkowldege the wounds you’ve inflicted and the mistakes you’ve made and make amends. Make it easier for others to do the same. – Michael Josephson
Selfishness is not a word It’s a sentence
The only force that can sustain true and consistent courage is some form of spiritual belief that values notions like honor, duty, loyalty and integrity above the status, power, money and even security. — Michael Josephson Read Michael’s commentary on Moral Courage here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2016/09/commentary-moral-courage-the-engine-of-integrity-801-4/
YOU HOLD THE ANSWERS The key to every puzzle, The solution to to every problem, Is in your head waiting to be found.
Don’t waste your time wishing – Take Action! “Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our timing wishing.” – Alexander Woollcott
If you haven’t got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over? – John Wooden
Hang On, Pain Ends Pain is unavoidable but it isn’t permanent. The sun will come out tomorrow; it comes out every single day even when we can’t see it. You have the strength you need to get through this. The light at the end of the tunnel is your life; it’s the tunnel that’s temporary. – Michael Josephson
Ethics is bigger than compliance. Compliance is doing what you are required to do; ethics is about doing what you should do. An act is not ethical simply because it’s legal, nor is it proper simply because it’s permissible. In an ethical culture, people are expected to do more than ask what they have a right to do; they are …
The bigger they are, The harder they fall. Don’t be afraid to take on big challenges!
Don’t even think about giving up or backing down. Just be strong! IT WILL GET BETTER! – Michael Josephson
As 2017 comes to an end, please consider making a donation to the Josephson Institute and CHARACTER COUNTS! end of the year fund raising campaign. Your donation will help us continue our ever-growing mission of teaching ethics and character to the world! It is not enough that we express our gratitude we must experience it. – Michael Josephson
It’s your last chance to donate to the CHARACTER COUNTS! and the Josephson Institute end of year fundraising campaign! $15, $25, $50, $100 – any amount helps us fund our mission of healing the world through ethics and character! “Gratitude should be felt and experienced sincerely, expressed generously and received graciously.” – Michael Josephson
This holiday season, please consider a donation to CHARACTER COUNTS! and the Josephson Institute to support our mission of healing the world through ethics and character! It is not enough that we express our gratitude, we must experience it. – Michael Josephson
This holiday season, please consider a donation to CHARACTER COUNTS! and the Josephson Institute to support our mission of healing the world through ethics and character! “Gratitude should be felt and experienced sincerely, expressed generously and received graciously.” – Michael Josephson
Increase your tips by 5%, double the time and money you donate to issues and people you can help, and triple the number of complements and thank yous you give. – Michael Josephson
Face your fears and you will conquer them. You’ll be amazed to discover how strong you really are.
Fairness is not equality; it’s equity.
Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. – Corrie ten Boom It’s always wise to anticipate possible problems but success and peace of mind increase if you can discipline yourself to not allow concern about negative “what-ifs” to sap …
For every ACTION there is an equal and opposite CRITICISM A critical quality of effective leadership is a THICK SKIN. In addition to PASSION, PERSISTENCE and PERSUASIVENESS, change agents have the COURAGE and CONFIDENCE to withstand criticism. Effective leaders need many qualities but those who seek to make meaningful change and solve complex problems with competing interests must have the …
“Ethics doesn’t demand a life of 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 to muster the moral courage to do what is right.” – Michael Josephson