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Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom. Over the years I have saved quotes or action plans that have helped me stay on track. I thought I would share some of these; hopefully you will find something that will help you.

“Adulthood is defined by the willingness to except full responsibility for where you are at in life; no longer blaming others or circumstances.” ~Joe Westbrook, Networker and student of Philosophy

“Aim for success, not perfection.  Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.” ~Dr. David M. Burns

“Decisions determine destiny.” ~George Patton, General, U. S. Army

Successful goal setting:

If it’s not specific, it’s not a goal.

 Goals must be believable.

 An effective goal is an exciting new challenge.

 Goals must be adjusted to new information.

 Dynamic goals guide our choices.

 Keep short term goals at 90 days.

 Maintain a balance between long term goals and short term goals.

 Set goals in all areas of your life.

 Your goals must harmonize.

 Review goals regularly.

 Set vivid goals.

 Don’t chisel your goals in granite.

 Reach out into the future.

Have a set of goals for every day.

 Train yourself to crave your goals.

 Set activity goals; not production goals.

 Understand luck and make it work for you.

Start NOW. ~author unknown

I will be conscious of the time I spend achieving my goals, maximizing my time management efficiency. I will spend time with my family and taking care of myself so I can maintain a high level of productivity. ~Nancy Hadley

“In order to be a leader, a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence.  Hence, the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U. S. President

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins; cash and experience.  Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” ~Harold S. Geneen, Accountant, Industrialist and CEO

“When an old man dies, a library burns down.” ~An African proverb

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.” ~Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister

“The less a man knows about the past and the present the more insecure must be his judgment of the future.” ~Sigmund Freud

Many of these quotes are used in my business plan but I find there is a bit of everything that can be used in every day life. We often find ourselves so busy it is easy to overlook the most important things in life. As we head into the holiday season, set aside some time to reflect on the real meaning of life and take a few steps to make it better. 

Nancy Hadley is an investment representative with DA Davidson in downtown Sandpoint. She is currently accepting new clients. Reach her at 208-263-2010.

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