Bringing Out The Best Of You In Business And Life

If anyone ever told you you were worthless or undeserving...and you listened and believed them -- let your reeducation commence.

Published by Richard Posner on August 27, 2015

Work Around Your Imperfections

The story goes that Sir Henry Royce, the founder of the Rolls-Royce automobile and legendary engine, once overheard a couple of workers on his exacting assembly line discussing the workload.  One of them said: “That’s good enough.”  Royce came unglued. He walked up to the young worker, tapped him on the shoulder and took him…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 27, 2015

Living To The Final Breath

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”     ~William Ross Wallace~ There are great men and woman…and then there are great ones.  One such man has just passed away at 47, but his wisdom, courage and intelligence lives on.  Randy Pausch’s final lecture at Carnegie Mellon University.  I was touched by the speech in a very…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 20, 2015

Leveraging Your Time for Success

“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don’t let other people spend it for you.”     ~John Dryden~ Undoubtedly, we live in a world defined and confined by time.  When we use our time poorly or in a…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 19, 2015

Discarding Political Correctness

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.”     ~Maggie Kuhn~ Being a great listener is certainly an essential element of all fully-integrated adults.  You have been given two ears and one mouth, it has been said, so that you will listen twice as much as speak.  A virtuous idea indeed! which should be consistently…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 18, 2015

Life In The Past Lane

A line in a song says it precisely, These are the good ole days. Whatever you are doing and feeling at the present moment is a result of the actions or inactions, thoughtfulness or thoughtlessness of that water under the bridge of your life. You can bring up what happened in a nostalgic moment –…

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Published by Richard Posner on August 13, 2015

Sorting Out the Clutter

In recent months I have become overwhelmed by information and clutter.  Learning is an addiction to me and it is my passion to read and absorb as much as I can about anything and everything and pass it forward. This passion has moved to the edge of an obsession, and thus a moment of reckoning…

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Published by Richard Posner on July 11, 2015

Goal-Setting

    Goal setting as a process is simple, not easy. The reason most people fail at their goals is because they have never taken time to qualify their goals. If you have not qualified your goals, when will meets imagination you can put your money on imagination. Qualification of your goals requires you to…

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Published by Richard Posner on June 30, 2015

Success Poem

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch…

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Published by Richard Posner on June 15, 2015

It Couldn’t Be Done

    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done, But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing…

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Published by Richard Posner on June 10, 2015

We All Have The Same 24 Hours

We are as big or as small as our most prevalent thoughts. If we believe in the adage that “Only the strong survive” yet we sense in ourselves a gnawing weakness or flaw of character, then we become the deer in the headlights.  Under such dismal circumstances, when opportunity knocks, we triple-bolt lock the door…

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