Monday Morning Motivation

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

― Ronald Reagan A couple weeks ago, I visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, California. I love these libraries. They capture a brief moment in history from the vantage point of an important world leader. Full disclosure - I'm a fan of this one! Ronald Reagan was a champion of people - of… Continue reading “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”

― Ann Patchett Ann Patchett is my absolute favorite fiction writer!!! I have read some of her non-fiction work as well and she has inspired me to keep going in this new venture of writing. This quote reminded me of my decision to learn how to play the piano and acceptance that I would not… Continue reading “Why is it that we understand playing the cello will require work, but we attribute writing to the magic of inspiration?”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.”

Jon Stewart Jon Stewart, an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, shared this wit and wisdom at the commencement address he gave to the Class of 2004. He joked about getting a doctorate without putting in any effort. He talked about the real world and how success in it is much less predictable… Continue reading “Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“No one has to wait but can start right now to gradually change the world.”

Anne Frank A little girl that endured so much did indeed change the world. She opened our eyes, and continues to do so for those that read her diary, to the fact that she needed to conceal her identity else be killed by the Nazi's. And eventually she was killed, preventing the world from enjoying… Continue reading “No one has to wait but can start right now to gradually change the world.”