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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: John Wooden

Résumé virtues and eulogy virtues

David Brooks wrote a piece for The New York Times called The Moral Bucket List.  In it, he talks about résumé virtues and eulogy virtues.

David writes, “The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace.  The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful.  Were you capable of deep love?  We all know that the eulogy virtues are more important than the résumé ones.  But our culture and our educational systems spend more time teaching the skills and strategies you need for career success than the qualities you need to radiate that sort of inner light.  Many of us are clearer on how to build an external career than on how to build inner character.” Continue reading

Times in life when we need to hold the space for someone

The other day I was reading an article and it mentioned how there are times in life when we need to hold the space for someone.  This is when we are present for a person completely without asking for anything in return.  They may be going through a mental illness, a job loss, a tragedy, a health crisis or some other plight. And they need someone to walk beside them without trying to find a solution or tell them what to do or judge their journey. They need someone to hold the space. Continue reading

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