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Monday Quote of the Week: Raise the mainsail and go forth

Think about this anytime you’re holding back … you’re hesitant to do what needs to be done … you’ve convinced yourself that making no decision is the best course.

It isn’t.

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Monday Quote of the Week: Set your own quality standards – and follow those closely

We’ve all had this experience, haven’t we? Whether it stems from jealousy or ignorance, ’twas always the case. You’ve just got to keep your head down and do your best work.

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Monday Quote of the Week: Are you focused on the process or only on the outcome?

Too simple? Not really because results flow from actions. We can never be sure of the outcome despite our good intentions, but we CAN try hard enough to give us the best chance for success.

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Monday Quote of the Week: How hard is simplicity?

You’ve probably heard the axiom, “I would have written you a shorter letter but I didn’t have time”?

That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than compled. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

That’s the essence of this quote … and a core principle that has launched Apple’s meteoric rise to become the most valuable company in the world.

What are you doing to make your life simpler?

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Monday Quote of the Week: Do You Chase Perfection?

Anyone got a problem with Excellence?

Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence

Football season is around the corner, but regardless of whether you’re a fan, there are many lessons we can take from the world of sports.
This is one we all need to remember, especially you perfectionists out there. You know who you are. (For my part, you can put me in the camp of a “reformed perfectionist”.)
I think I’ll just “settle for” EXCELLENCE.

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