Paul Simon may have composed his first major hit without giving it much thought. But whatever your political position, “The Sound of Silence” remains an important reminder to stand up for your beliefs, to challenge paradigms and to fight for the ideals on which our delicate experiment in democracy is based.
Every generation has its “rendezvous with destiny”. We now know that ours is upon us. How we respond can lead to travail or transcendence. May we commit to the latter, so that future generations will read about our exploits and echo Winston Churchill, saying, “This was their finest hour.”
What are your plans for Surviving Quarantine? As Detroit Free Press Columnist Mitch Albom writes, how we deal deprivation says a lot about who we are. We can ignore it and put ourselves and others at risk. We can shut down and descend into tension relieving behaviors. Or we can make it the defining moment of our lives.
Lets be honest. This COVID-19 / Corona Virus thing scares the hell out of us. How do we navigate fear when it feel’s like it’s banging on our front door. This isn’t like navigating fear at work. Even those of you who put your life on the line in the course of another day at the office have been trained…
Whether you’re raising kids or leading a team, how you provide developmental feedback will determine the extent your effectiveness. Do it poorly and your own objectives may be at risk. Do it well and you will attract the best and brightest.
You learn who is important in life when you are needy and high maintenance. False friends hang around as long as they perceive that you can add value to their lives. True friends stay around when you can’t.
Change can happen in Just One Hour a Day. Envision where you want to go. Study multiple pathways to get there. Load your backpack with the tools and knowledge you need to create your game plan. Take the first step. And keep walking in the direction of your dreams.
A milestone like crossing age 65 naturally invites introspection. Here are a few of the many mistakes I’ve made and some of the things I got right, along with a list of the wisdom I hope I’ve gained during the ride.