You can’t save time – you can only spend it. If you’re spending two-thirds of your lifetime on work and sleep, just one-third remains for all the other precious values that are important to you. Time is the most valuable thing a person can spend, and it’s very often in short supply. How are you spending yours?
Whether you’re searching for a good friend, a key employee or a lifetime partner, the secret to finding the right person is like looking for your own glasses, only to find them perched on your head. Most of us search and search for the right person, when all the while the key is being the right person. Value attracts value.
To create good, strong, caring relationships in your company, community, or country, go home and practice on your family. If you want world peace, start by creating peace within a mini-society – your family. A family almost always mirrors the qulity of our own values back at us quite clearly.
Chop Wood, Carry Water
Some succeed because they are destined to.
Others succeed because they are determined to.
Henry Van Dyke
At age 40, I visited seven people who had guided me along positive paths when I was a child. I wanted to thank each one for shaping my life. To my surprise, only three remembered me. Like stones dropped in a pool of water, the words of advice you give today may ripple outward into many lives and many tomorrows.
Don’s words are so accurate! Don, you need to know that you didn’t just receive ripples created by seven people, but you dropped many stones in that pool yourself that have propagated ripples to many, many more. I was fortunate to be one of them. I met Don over twenty years ago when he coached and mentored me and my team on one of the pinnacle milestones of my career. We have stayed in contact since then and Don has continued to be a mentor, advisor, and friend to me. Thanks Don! No doubt you have given more than you received!