The two most important questions

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”Charles Bixton   Some time ago at the Princeton Theological Seminary, the students were told they had to attend a special lecture on the story of The Good Samaritan at a certain time and place on campus. However, right before the scheduled lecture was to be …

Don't bother with goals … unless

“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”Andy Warhol, American painter   Over the years, you’ve probably heard a variety of motivational speakers. And you’ve probably heard them say. “Ya gotta have goals. Ya gotta have goals.” And I have to admit that I unwittingly bought into their “gospel of goals,” until I …

Finding Your Purpose

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” J. K. Rowling, author of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”   The British alternative rock band Coldplay has a song they call “Fix You.” It starts with these words: “When you try your …

What it Takes to be Successful

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov, author and scientist   What does it take be successful? I mean REALLY successful. It’s a question I’ve studied for years and I’ve found some of the answers. And to the extent I’ve applied the lessons, I’ve succeeded in my business, my …