“Common sense is like deodorant.
The people who need it most never use it.”
I remember speaking a few years ago at a conference where there were several speakers.
I was standing to the side of a stage, getting ready to go on after a well known man. As I listened, he rattled off numerous inspirational slogans, one after another.
Here’s a few I remember:
“Stop focusing on how stressed you are, and remember how blessed you are.”
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
“Life is too short to care about what other people think!”
There were a couple of people standing beside me and one of them, a woman turned to me and said:
“If only he lived what he’s saying, he’d be great.”
Her tone implied that this man was far from living what he preached.
And I think that’s a key challenge we have facing us today in society. Are we living superficially by slogans or are we doing the real, personal heavy lifting to cause major change in ourselves and our lives?
It’s easy to walk around sharing positive slogans but actually not do the hard, but ultimately very rewarding work on ourselves.
The original purpose of this weekly email, was to share wisdom in the form of a quote but then to drill a little into what it really means and also to challenge, you, the reader to do some heavy lifting in the week ahead and beyond.
I hope it’s still doing that.
Either way, feel free to let me know.
PS – If you’re a leader and up for doing some heavy lifting and causing a real shift in your work, business and life, consider joining me at my MindShift program. All details here.