Why ask “why”?

More information is always better than less. Simon Sinek 1973 – When you’re charged with a task, whether it’s at work, at home, or with friends, does the reason why matter? Does your manager try to motivate you by instilling a sense of purpose in your work? Do you try to motivate family members by sharing why you want them to do things a certain way? We often focus on the tasks we want done and the desired results, yet fail to understand the importance of why. To illustrate the point, let me share an experiment done by Professor Adam …
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What’s your Christmas wish?

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves. Eric Sevareid 1912 – 1992 This is the time of the year when the Christians of the world celebrate the birth of Christ. But you don’t need to be Christian to take part in (and benefit from) this celebration. I’d like you to take a few minutes and think up a Christmas wish. If there was a Christmas Fairy who could grant you one wish, what would you ask? Maybe you’d wish that there …
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What will be your legacy?

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Pericles c. 495 – 429 B.C. I’m going to pose a few questions. Take a minute or two to look them over and see how many you can answer. (For those readers who don’t live in the United States, you can substitute a similar event from your country for the ones I’ve named.) What team won the Super Bowl in 2007? Who was the MVP (most valuable player)? What team won the World Series in 2006? Who was the …
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