Good to Great

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Good to Great

“You Are the Master of Your Attitude. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.”

 

Roy T Bennett

Good to Great

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”

 

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Good to Great

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

 

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Good to Great

“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

Good to Great

“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”

 

Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

Good to Great

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”

 

Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Good to Great

“Great results, can be achieved with small forces.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Good to Great

“Healing is more about accepting the pain and finding a way to peacefully co-exist with it. In the sea of life, pain is a tide that will ebb and weave, continually.

We need to learn how to let it wash over us, without drowning in it. Our life doesn’t have to end where the pain begins, but rather, it is where we start to mend.!”

Jaeda DeWalt

Good to Great

8 Ways to Shine a Positive Light on Others

1. Let the other person appear smart. The person who desperately tries to be the smartest person in the room inevitably comes off as the least.
2. Don’t bring attention to anything which may embarrass another person. Whether your conversation partner has poor grammar, a pimple on his chin, or lacks social grace, a discreet person does not say or do anything which would make another feel ashamed, embarrassed, or humiliated. Allow the other person to maintain his own grace and dignity.
3. Ask their opinions, seek their advice, ask them inquiring questions. By allowing them to reveal their opinions and knowledge, you will demonstrate respect and make them feel important.
4. Practice patience. Sometimes it takes a person a moment to gather her thoughts, process information, or respond appropriately. Your patience is respectful and appreciated.
5. Maintain your calm. Rather than react with anger or defensiveness, regulate your response and shift the energy into a more positive direction.
6. Put your ego aside. Allow another to triumph and enjoy the spotlight.
7. Be aware and concerned for the feelings of others.
8. Purposely seek ways to put others at ease and make them feel comfortable.

Susan C. Young