June 25

Vision, the magic ingredient for future success

Vision, the magic ingredient for future success

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. John F. Kennedy

This was a key phrases from an address he gave at the University of North Dakota in September 1963. It is often used as a motivational phrase, and can be found on any number of web sites if you Google it. Viewed from the perspective of a motivational sound bite, this makes perfect sense. I’ve paraphrased this before in previous blogs as “success doesn’t come looking for you, you go looking for it”.

June 8

Success: Change your perspective

Perspective 580

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

This quote is very well known and has been attributed to many authors from Steven Covey to Franz Kafka. Its roots are probably much older than this and its use can be traced back thousands of years. What is fantastic about it is that the value it helps you to create in your thinking is as relevant today as it was centuries ago.