Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
Take Time Prioritisation,
Take time to think – It is the source of all power
Take time to read – It is the foundation of all wisdom
Take time to play- It is the source of perpetual youth
Take time to be quiet – It is the opportunity to listen
Take time to be aware – It is the opportunity to help others
Take time to love and be loved – It is God’s greatest gift
Take time to laugh – It is the music of the soul
Take time to be friendly – It is the road to happiness
Take time to dream – It is what the future is made of
Take time to pray – It is the greatest power on earth
Take time to give – It is too short a day to be selfish
Take time to work – It is the price of success
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
The culture denatures words to uselessness
Take the word accountability as an example. If you look that word up in the dictionary you will find some form of the following definition: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. That definition, while technically accurate, isn’t very useful in advantage-seeking because it doesn’t tell you how you do it.
Moreover, the culture has further maligned the word into full-blown uselessness. Very smart people routinely say things like “yup, this is the year I start holding myself accountable.” While that may sound good, it’s actually a useless statement because nobody can hold themselves accountable. If that were possible, the word accountability would not need to exist because the concept ofaccountability would be unnecessary—we would all just lead ourselves down the virtuous path through our own self-will. But we can’t, at least not enough of the time to render the world free of the problems that the concept of accountability arose to address in the first place.
As a result, for the purpose of the Language of effective leadership, the word accountability has been denatured by the culture and rendered useless. Which is not good, because the concept of accountability is inexpressibly important to the skill of leadership. Without accountability, leaders cannot influence movement to advantage.