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

Tag: Neil Gaiman

Identity theft

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People author Stephen R. Covey says, “The greatest identity theft is not when someone takes your wallet or steals your credit card.  The greater theft happens when we forget who we really are, when we begin to believe that our worth and identity come from how well we stack up compared to others, instead of recognizing that each of us has immeasurable worth and potential, independent of any comparison.” Continue reading

More than three priorities

Author Jim Collins said, “If you have more than three priorities in your life you have none.”

That really hit me this morning.  Three seems like a low number.  When I think about that list for me it would be my kids, growing my mind and walking daily.  But we also have to balance projects, pay bills, care for family or friends in need, do chores, cook meals and interact in society.  The list can be endless.  How can we only have three priorities? Continue reading

Stare into their eyes

Tim Ferriss was interviewing singer Amanda Parker, spouse of author Neil Gaiman, on his podcast and she mentioned something that happened to her that was very powerful.  She was in a yoga class years back and the activity was to find a partner and stare into their eyes for a number of minutes.  It was hard to do as it’s a very intimate interaction, especially with a stranger.  But what she found most telling was that a number of people in the class broke down in tears and were unable to continue. Continue reading

You can change it

Steve Jobs said, “Life can be so much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call ‘life’ was made up by people who were no smarter than you.  And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.  Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” Continue reading

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