Know better. Do better.

In this short clip, Robert de Niro plays a penitent who had taken on a heavy burden to compensate for his sins. Watch what happens next…

Yesterday, I met with a manager over an issue that I was afraid to discuss with him. The frustration had gained interest over a long period of time and in a short, direct conversation it was gone. The weight that I carried was cut from my back and today I am relieved.

Maya Angelou says ‘when I know better I do better’. I know better but I didn’t do better. Know better and do better!

Orbiting the Giant Hairball

How to Figure Out What You Really Want

Leadership via @simonsinek

Leadership is not a rank, it is a responsibility. Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about taking care of those in your charge. And when we take care of our people, our people will take care of us.”

Put Your Big Rocks First (inspired by Stephen Covey)

What are the ‘big rocks’ tasks in your life? Here’s a way to make sure they all get done…

Opposing Evil without Becoming It via @richardrohrofm

“Today, I offer a journal entry from Etty Hillesum (1914–1943), a young Jewish woman who was killed at Auschwitz. In her diary, she recreates a conversation with her friend, writer Klaas Smelik, about the hatred and bullying she saw within her own community: Klaas, all I really wanted to say is this: we have so much work to do on ourselves that we shouldn’t even be thinking of hating our so-called enemies. We are hurtful enough to one another as it is. And I don’t really know what I mean when I say that there are bullies and bad characters among our own people, for no one is really “bad” deep down. I should have liked to reach out to that [bully] with all his fears, I should have liked to trace the source of his panic, to drive him ever deeper into himself, that is the only thing we can do, Klaas, in times like these.” Source: https://email.cac.org/t/ViewEmail/d/62082DE5E9C4AC972540EF23F30FEDED/95BE6BBD9631A2EE6D5E5F9A8728A5A6

3 Signs You’re the Toxic Person in Your Workplace (and What to Do About It)

People tend to have a natural aversion to those who make it all about themselves: 3 Signs You’re the Toxic Person in Your Workplace (and What to Do About It)

Why are We Told That Good Grades Lead to Success in Life?

It’s time we prioritize humanistic aptitude over analytic in defining success: Why are We Told That Good Grades Lead to Success in Life?

James Baldwin said…

Calming Reactions to Others

How To Move On, Let Go & Get Closure With Your Past via @notsalmon

What Parents Can Learn From the Paris Hilton Documentary

Knowing if residential therapy is right for your teen and finding quality care: What Parents Can Learn From the Paris Hilton Documentary

10 Things Every Employee Must Do

Insurance against becoming a COVID economic casualty: 10 Things Every Employee Must Do

How to Carry Out a Personal SWOT Analysis for a Successful Life

One of the most powerful personal and professional development tools is the SWOT analysis. But what is SWOT analysis? Learn all about it here: How to Carry Out a Personal SWOT Analysis for a Successful Life

If You’re Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time: If You’re Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Healing Shame: a Guided Meditation with Tara Brach

5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

Practicing a few new habits can go a long way: 5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

8 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

How can you help build resilience in your child? Here are 8 things to consider: 8 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It.

Keep this story in mind when talking with stubborn people: “The earliest strong match for the modern saying located by QI appeared in the January 3, 1948 issue of “The Saturday Evening Post” within a profile of Cyrus Stuart Ching who was the head of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service: A man in the audience began heckling him with a long series of nasty and irrelevant questions. For a while Ching answered patiently. Finally he held up his big paw and waggled it gently. “My friend,” he said, “I’m not going to answer any more of your questions. I hope you won’t take this personally, but I am reminded of something my old uncle told me, long ago, back on the farm. He said. ‘What’s the sense of wrestling with a pig? You both get all over muddy and the pig likes it.’”

Source: Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It – Quote Investigator

“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us”

“The quote “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”  is often mistakenly attributed to Marshall McLuhan. It does NOT appear in “Understanding Media”, as Wilson Miner confidently asserts in the presentation below, indeed it does not appear in any published work by McLuhan at all. The quote was actually written by Father John Culkin, SJ, a Professor of Communication at Fordham University in New York and friend of McLuhan. But though the quote is Culkin’s, I would argue that the idea is McLuhan’s, as it comes up in an article by Culkin about McLuhan: Culkin, J.M. (1967, March 18). A schoolman’s guide to Marshall McLuhan. Saturday Review, pp. 51-53, 71-72. The idea presented in the quote is entirely consistent with McLuhan’s thinking on technology in general.”

Source: “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us” | McLuhan Galaxy

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