Saturday, August 6, 2011


Bronze statues of workers - “From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.”

I recently read of a study of ninety top lead­ers in a variety of
fields. Interviewers were trying to determine just what it is that
sets leaders apart. They discovered that those who rise to the top of
their professions have the never-ending ca­pacity to develop and
improve their skills. In other words, leaders are perpetual learners.

But shouldn't we always walk that path of learning? When do we feel as
if we now know enough? When should personal growth end?

I once visited a friend who had just cele­brated her 80th birthday.
Jessie talked with much enthusiasm about a quilt she had recently
finished making for her great-grandson. She wanted the center square
to be special and asked him what picture he would like for that
square. The little boy replied, "I want a turtle."

Jessie had never made a turtle. "How about a dog?" she suggested. "Or
a house? I can't make a turtle."

"Well, Gramma," he said. "I think you're old enough to learn."

And she did! The finished quilt had a turtle right in the middle!

Jessie was especially proud of that quilt be­cause she learned to do
something new. And she discovered that he was right – she was old
enough to learn!

Are you a perpetual learner? It's part of building a whole and happy

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