What’s the cost of being right?

This is the grave of Mike O’Day, He died defending his right of way, His right was clear, his will was strong But he is just as dead as if he’d been wrong. Anonymous How much are you willing to pay to be right? We often pay far too much to defend our right to be right. I don’t mean upholding the non-negotiable items that make up our core values; I’m referring to the everyday moments when we defend our right to be right without considering the cost. This issue can probably be illustrated best with an example. Some time …
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Because vs. If

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford 1863 – 1947 How many times have you uttered the words “I can’t because…”? It’s a phrase I hear often — and I confess, I’ve been guilty of using it too. Our brains are hardwired to believe it’s okay to pass on doing something if we have an acceptable excuse. So as long as we can find (or manufacture) a good enough reason, we have no trouble saying, “I can’t, because….” If we only used this phrase for unavoidable conflicts, it would be okay. Unfortunately, that’s …
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Quantity or quality?

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra 1925 – 2015 Which is more important, quantity or quality? Before you answer, let me share a little story with you. On the first day of a pottery class, the instructor divided the class into two groups. The group on the left was given the following instructions: “You will be graded on the quantity of vases you make during this semester. Make over fifty pounds of vases and you get an A.” To the group on the right, he said, “You are only to make one …
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