Leaders Must Show They Care

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

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. …

Put Your Mind To It!

Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! And what you can accomplish! – Anne Frank   You will be amazed at what you can do when you put your mind to it.

Make the Impossible Possible

Start by doing what is necessary. Then do what’s possible. and soon you’ll be doing the impossible. – Saint Francis of Assisi You can do just about anything you set your mind to.

What Freedom Costs

“We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor. ” – Declaration of Independence 1776 Remember and appreciate what your freedom costs.  

Who You Are

It’s not where you’re from; it’s where you’re going. It’s not what you drive; it’s what drives you. It’s not what you think; it’s what you do. It’s not who you were; it’s who you become. It’s not who you know; it’s who you are.

Advice for Being Your Best Self

1.   Be yourself. Mindless conformity is a prison; express yourself authentically and don’t be afraid to stand out, but don’t go to extremes just to be different, or just prove you can. You don’t need orange hair, a nose ring or tattoos to be special. In the end, it’s more important to be respected  than notorious. 2.   Don’t expect too much or settle …

The Honor Comes in Giving

“It is your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion — these are the things that count in a life. When you give purely, the honor comes in the giving, and that is honor enough.” Scott O’Grady, Air Force pilot (1995).

Your Character Determines Your Destiny

Watch your thoughts; they lead to attitudes. Watch your attitudes; they lead to words. Watch your words; they lead to actions. Watch your actions; they lead to habits. Watch your habits; they lead to character. Watch your character; it determines your destiny.

Do Not Spoil What You Have

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among things you only hoped for. – Epicurus GRATITUDE – All you really need for happiness

Play The Game

For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — but that you played the game! Grantland  Rice