- If given the option of doing something right or doing it quickly, choose doing it right.
- Do not make a decision until (and unless) you are willing to accept the consequences of your actions.
- Newton had it right – every action results in an equal and opposite reaction. Do not act
without considering what will change, who will be effected and whether more good than bad will be brought into play.
- Life is not an isolated event having one beginning and one end. It is a series of starts and stops
- Spending time to improve ourselves often provides an immediate return. Spending the same time to improve others pays dividends in the future that are incalculable to us today.
- It is better to live life without fearing death than to fear death so much that you fail to live life.
- Life is full of activity and of rest – of visions and of voids. Refresh during times of rest so you
can accomplish much during times of activity. Perhaps more importantly, make sure no void ever goes unfilled.
- When you say things without worrying about how they will affect others you build a ceiling that limits how far you may rise. When you say things without caring how they affect others you reduce others so that you might easily rise above them without having to elevate yourself. Only when you rise with the help and assistance of others will the sky be your limit.
- Turning out the lights indicates closure on things we have accomplished. Reaching for the stars exposes new opportunities we have not yet seen. I would prefer spending my time looking into the light than staring into the darkness.
- When reaching out to help others, make sure you provide the tools they need to accomplish great things rather than only the great things they want. All your help and efforts become but a disservice if an individual receives “the world” without learning how to achieve (and maintain) greatness through their own efforts and abilities.
Please feel free to reply to this list with additional insights and “rules of engagement” you rely upon to help develop your actions, interactions and attitudes.