February 18, 2021 —
Excellence requires confidence. Some degree of courage and self-assurance is essential for an extraordinary life. Confidence is not always easily achieved, and even the most confident leaders occasionally falter.
Recognizing their doubts and fears and finding role models helps successful people overcome obstacles and develop excellence in themselves. Tapping into a common cause—realizing that your effort will help others—is another confidence booster.
— J. Pincott
It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start
”I tell (young people) not to be afraid about starting at the bottom; that they can Work their Way up; that they need to learn all they can from people who have been in the business longer than they have been. They should be a sponge and absorb what is going on around them and learn everything they possibly can as soon as they step inside the door.”
— Katie Couric, news anchor
A Meaningless Life
“So many people Walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
— Morrie Schwartz, educator