On Living Deliberately
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs
Good things happen to those who hustle.
~ Anaïs Nin
Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.
~ Leo Tolstoy
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anaïs Nin
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
~ Albert Camus
Life only demands from you the strength you possess.
~ Dag Hammarskjold
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
~ Dr. Seuss
We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
~ Stephen Covey
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate and to connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
~ John C. Maxwell
If you want to know the temperature of your organization, put a thermometer in the leader’s mouth.
~ Rick Warren
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
~ Anaïs Nin
Courage is not limited to the battlefield or to the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are … the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.
~ Charles R. Swindoll, Growing Strong In The Seasons Of Life
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.
~ Edmund Burke
Hi. Great posts and efforts in address issues of ethics in Brazil applying your experiences from the World Bank.
Thanks, Thomas! I appreciate it.