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/

Putting Others First

“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 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…

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.

Sharing Happiness

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

Acts of Physical Courage

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

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  

True and Consistent Courage

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

YOU HOLD THE ANSWERS The key to every puzzle, The solution to to every problem, Is in your head waiting to be found.