When you are in a hole, stop digging. When you mess up, fess up, apologize and move on, as best you can.
Most people see problems as burdens and barriers. Leaders see the as OPPORTUNITIES to make things better. – Michael Josephson Read more of Michael’s favorite leadership quotes here: https://whatwillmatter.com/2017/02/50-best-ever-quotes-leadership/
Life is like a stagecoach ride. In every circumstance, you can choose to be the DRIVER that controls it, a PASSENGER that rides in it, a HORSE that pulls it, or a SPECTATOR that watches it. What you choose to be determines how you experience the journey. – Michael Josephson
People don’t always remember what you say or even what you do, but they always remember how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou. Remember this as you interact with your relatives. Many people dread family gatherings for fear that they will have to endure unfiltered and unkind comments or questions. Think before you speak and only say those things that …
Always Do Your Best It increases your chances of success and it wins the respect of others.
IT IS NAÏVE to believe the truth will always prevail. It may come out in the end, but by that time enormous permanent damage can be caused by actions and attitudes fomented by false beliefs embedded so deeply that they cannot be uprooted by the truth. – Michael Josephson
Voting Is Your Duty At a time where we seem to have lost a consensus on VALUES long thought FUNDAMENTAL to what it is to be an AMERICAN, do not doubt that the RIGHT to vote is so SACRED that it’s more than a PRIVILEGE; it’s a DUTY. – Michael Josephson
Failure is much easier to handle if you think of it as feedback to guide your next effort. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
Make your CHARACTER your MASTERPIECE! All men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life; in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a master piece. – Saint Pope John Paul II Read more of Michael Josephson‘s favorite quotes on character here: https://whatwillmatter.com/character-greatest-quotes-character-reputation-character-education-compiled-michael-josephson/
Spend less energy trying to convince others you are right and more of just doing what is right. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
If you’re having a hard time… Just hang on! It will get better – a lot better. It really will!
You can’t win a race you don’t start. What are you waiting for? START! Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
WHEN IT CONCERNS CHARACTER: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SICK TO GET BETTER. Everyone is ethical in their own eyes. Beware of self delusion when assessing your own character or the ethics of your organization. It’s a dangerous form of hubris to be certain that “I would never do that” or “It can’t happen here.” It’s easier to make a …
Great Responsibility With great power, there is great responsibility. – Uncle Ben to Peter Parker, Spider-Man
The Size of Your Courage “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
Enjoy The Journey Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
IDEALISM IS AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP. Idealism and realism are not opposites. Effective leaders are idealists without illusions. Idealistic leaders are not naïve about human nature or real world obstacles to change. They simply refuse to be confined by what “is” as they pursue what could be. – Michael Josephson
Be relentlessly generous in your judgements and actions. Give others the benefit of the doubt and stop being so hard on yourself. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
There Is Nothing Cool About Being Cruel. Stand Together. Be Kind!
The Fear Of Death I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear…that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. – Harold Kushner Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com
Leaders Are Problem Solvers Most people use problems as reasons to stop. Leaders see problems as reasons to start. – Michael Josephson
Be worthy of your best friend’s secrets. Trust is the foundation of friendship.
You can BE what you want to be. GET what you want to have. GO where you want to go. If you DO what you need to do. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
The Consequences of Dodging Our Responsibilities “It’s easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” – Sir Josiah Stamp Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
Karma will find you If you are mean to someone today, you are not going to like what’s in store for YOU tomorrow. Create a culture of kindness and you won’t have to worry when you might be the next victim. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com
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 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 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 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.
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