Good day and welcome to the week before the 4th of July holiday. I imagine many of you will be taking a long holiday. If so (or if not), there is a book you might want to read.
First of all, I am so excited because I recently obtained a Kindle and am loving it. The irony is that I put off getting one because I love the feel of a real book, like to highlight important or “wow” thoughts, and flag pages. Well, I can do all that on my Kindle and I am going crazy with it.
I had a long flight from Vegas to Chicago and back the next day last week. I read a thought-provoking and enriching book recommended to me. It is called The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. I am working on this in my personal and work life. Here are some teachings I highlighted and hope that they might help you.
- Direction—not intention—determines our destination.
- You and I will win or lose in life by the paths we choose.
- When you get lost in life, you don’t waste minutes or hours. You can waste an entire season of your life.
- Emotions cloud our ability to see things as they actually are.
- Position does not equal ability.
- Wise people listen and prosper. Fools don’t, and don’t.
- Lean hard into the counsel and advice of those who are farther down the road.
- We never outgrow the need for the objectivity an outsider can bring.
- What gets our attention determines our direction, and ultimately our destination.
- NOT A DAY TO WASTE.
Wishing you a good week and Happy 4th of July! Remember, too, our Early Bird special pricing for our 18th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence ends this Friday, July 1.