So many cool people

There are so many cool people in this world and instead of focusing on them, we waste our time with Snapchat filters, selfies and self promotion.

Wouldn’t it be great if we all knew about people like Malala Yousafzai, Shirin Ebadi, Betty Williams and Susan Haack? If we knew what these type of people are thinking, and how they come to think the way they do and where they are going next we could make some better decisions because they would force is to THINK!

We don’t have to agree with everything people think but understanding their thought process, especially people who are really doing things, will make us better thinkers.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Facts

How often are people giving “facts” when it’s really just their opinion?

How often do we read a “fact” and not bother to verify it’s truly a fact and not someones opinion?

How often do we interpret a true fact and assume that our interpretation is also a fact?

Shouldn’t we all be doing more research and less repeating of “facts”?

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Impossible

Nelson Mandela once wrote “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

I love that quote because thinking back in time, there are so many things that were thought to be impossible…until they were done.

Flying in an airplane was impossible…until it was done.

Eradicating smallpox was impossible…until it was done.

How many things that we now think are impossible will be done in our lifetime? It’s somewhat mind boggling what can be accomplished with belief and determination.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

One negative

One negative voice can offset a lot of positive voices.

It’s amazing how one persons negativity can drain an entire room of energy.

One no can put doubt in many people wanting to say yes.

When trying to get approval, or consensus, it’s important to figure out where the negativity will come from and try to change that…and if that doesn’t work, you might have to get rid of the no’s all together.

Have a great and positive day!

Lawrence

Where to start

It’s easy to want to help others.

It’s easy to give advice to others.

It’s easy to try to be there for others but when looking at where to start, consider starting with yourself.

It’s difficult to help others when you need help yourself.

As an example, a drunk wont be successful telling someone else not to drink.

A person who is overweight wont be successful telling someone else how to lose weight.

A failed business person will struggle telling someone else how to run their business.

Sometimes people need to realize they need to start fixing their own problems before trying to help others.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

What’s going right?

It’s quite common to look at an organization and ask “what is going wrong?” and then try to fix the problem.

What if we started focusing on what is going right?

Learn from what is going right.

Repeat what is going right.

Expand what is going right.

Get rid of the rest.

Just a thought

Have a great day!

Lawrence