Principle 14: Persistence

Henry Ford went bankrupt twice during his first three years in the automobile business, but he didn't give up. Vince Lombardi didn't become a coach in the NFL until he was forty-seven. Michelangelo endured seven years of lying on his back on a scaffold to paint the Sistine Chapel. The stories go on and on. In case after case, persistence was a vital ingredient for success and greatness.

Principle 14: Persistence

John D. Rockefeller said, "I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature." Persistence is an inner resource - it comes only from your heart and must be cultivated, encouraged, and strengthened daily to have its full effect.

Futuristic Thinking

Ranjit NairAs a lead facilitator on The Complete Leader faculty, Dr. Ranjit Nair knows that the ability to adapt to change is an important part of futuristic thinking. Click here to watch a short video and learn more about this competency.



Potluck Culture

Check out this new book by my colleague Ranjit Nair, PhD: Potluck Culture: Five Strategies to Engage the Modern Workplace.

Principle 12: Pain

Problems stimulate growth by teaching us new ways of doing things. If problems really do contain treasures, how are we to uncover them? How can we convert this pain into gain? I believe the answers to these two questions lie in learning to analyze problems and tap into the energy within them. This energy, if released, will bring significant changes. 


Time is Money

Dr. Carol Gaffney on Mindfulness

Listen to this 30-minutes podcast with consulting Psychologist and Peak Performance Coach Dr. Carol Gaffney on increasing your level of awareness and effectiveness by being more “mindful” in your personal and professional life.

Principle 23: Giving

Steps to develop Principle 23: Giving - Think about giving something positive, either tangible or intangible, to someone you don't like or someone who has opposed you within the last 30 days. Let me know how this turns out!

Principle 16: Friendship

Friendship is forgiving. By not counting a person's transgressions against him you help restore him.



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