"Your job is to discover your work and then surrender to it with all your heart."
We have tools, still quite unknown, that may be the starting point for an educational change.
A communication model that focuses on identifying and using thought models that influence a person's behavior as a way to improve the quality and effectiveness of life.
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”
“All it takes is a belief that people are fundamentally good—and enough courage to treat your people like owners instead of machines. Machines do their jobs; owners do whatever is needed to make their companies and teams successful. People spend”
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
“If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we'll turn out all right.”
“The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face or body and more to do with your attitude and how you treat people.”
“I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
“As a pearl is formed and its layers grow, a rich iridescence begins to glow. The oyster has taken what was at first an irritation and intrusion and uses it to enrich its value. How can you coat or frame the changes in your life to harvest beauty, brilliance, and wisdom?”
“If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart...”
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
"We are so made, that we can only derive intense enjoyment from a contrast and only very little from a state of things."
“When the final result is expected to be a compromise, it is often prudent to start from an extreme position.”