Quote of the Day – 16 February 2018

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.” Voltaire

"Don't let perfect be the enemy of good." Voltaire

It’s been a long week for me, however when things don’t work out perfect to your plan there’s not much you can do for those things out of your control. Accept them for now and keep moving forward.

Things happen for a reason, maybe the perfect plan was not the perfect solution after all.

Quote of the Day – 12 February 2018

“You are not your past.”
– Catherine Hoke

“You are not your past.”  – Catherine Hoke

This quote serves as a reminder to me that I do not have to behave the way I always have.  I need to be the man I want to be, always.

This is not saying that you ignore your past. There are lessons in all of our failures and successes that affect who we are today and the decisions we make in the future.

Quote of the Day – 31 January 2018

“Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” Colin Powell

"Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant." Colin Powell

Putting this quote into action, along with the guidance from Jocko Willink to “step back, look around and make a call”, is a must for leaders.

For those who think they are not leaders, everyone has someone watching you, that means everyone is a leader, you choose how you lead in your life.

Quote of the Day – 30 January 2018

“I don’t think failure is sometimes part of the process – it always is.” Kyle Maynard

"I don't think failure is sometimes part of the process - it always is." Kyle Maynard

This quote is from Timothy Ferriss’ book Tribe of Mentors.

This quote is a reminder to me that when something fails, it is a lesson on the path to success, I’ve heard that somewhere before too.  Every time someone explains a failure, most often this is at work where someone hasn’t followed the process, or the process isn’t well defined, what happened was not included, or sufficient clarity was not provided.  The”failure” in these cases, I take as opportunities to add value to the process from the lesson learnt.

Quote of the Day – 29 January 2018

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

I like this quote for, hopefully, obvious reasons. When you try to do something different, people in general don’t like the change, particularly the narrow and small minded ones. Those that love to learn are the ones that will say “Go get some!”, hey Jocko.

Keep asking questions and keep putting forward ideas.

This is from Richard Branson’s Top Ten Quotes on Fulfilling Potential.