LOOKING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD
Todd Dewett | January 4, 2016
I’ve always found that at key points in time it’s fun to reflect about where you’ve been and where you’re going. It might be New Year’s or your birthday or the first day at a new job. As I think about the new year, I feel many new quotes bubbling inside me. If you’ve followed me for long, you know how much I value a good quote. Short ideas and phrases that provide a lot of value with very few words. I looked back over 2015 and found a handful of favorites I thought you might enjoy…and felt inspired to write a new one…
Drowning in credentials, we’ve forgotten the most important one: competence.
To create change, meetings can help, but subversion often works faster.
Insight requires considerable work. When a good idea hits you, hit back harder.
Amazing relationships require honesty, but the key is knowing when to use the fire hose or the squirt gun.
Forgiveness becomes effortless once you realize the scope of your imperfection.
Personality is a platform not a prison.
The true value of conversation is advancing what you think, not imposing what you know.
Wisdom only accompanies age when you have the courage to be consistently wrong
The thing about joy is that you can’t wait for it to happen randomly.
If you’re not a little flexible, you’re definitely a little arrogant.
Don’t live to avoid regrets. Live to learn from them.
Feedback that doesn’t hurt just a little isn’t feedback. It’s praise.
Greatness always begins with realizing you’re not that great.
Anyone can boast. Few truly achieve.
The key to life is learning how to make your mark without leaving a stain.
The leader who doesn’t laugh doesn’t last.
Failure is the gift that keeps confidence from becoming hubris.
Trying to avoid all risk is like trying not to breathe – illogical and harmful.
A bad boss makes a good job unbearable. A good boss makes a bad job uplifting.
AND THE FIRST QUOTE OF 2016:
The key to personal change is realizing that you can choose what you crave.
Pick your favorite one or two and share them 😉