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QOTD: Saturday, March 3, 2018

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.  William Arthur Ward Never have I found this to be more true than now.  After several relationships that didn't work out the way we had both hoped, a strained relationship with my parents for years, and a sometimes contentious relationship with people at work, it finally hit home that I was at the root of the problem.  Mind you I don't have enemies everywhere.  In fact, I don't believe I have any enemies at all, but I was definitely not focusing on the best in others, which negatively affected my relationships in all aspects of life.

This reminder caught me at a time when I'm several months into re-examining my past, current, and future relationships. In fact, I've noticed that in the last two weeks especially, where I've gone out of my way to highlight some of the best qualities of those around me. 

For example, while at lunch with a coworker from another team last week, …

QOTD: Friday, March 2, 2018

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain Admittedly I've been pretty bad at writing these daily, but that's okay.  Ever since I got back, it's been crazy trying to catch up on life, work, and my business.  However, I set up a bunch of these before I got back, so I'm committed to reflecting on them in public.  I think that a more sustainable goal will be to post my quotes of the day on Instagram, and maybe pick my favorite(s) to write about once a week.  I've also been slacking on my journaling since I got back, so not many QOTDs. 

Back to this quote though and my caffeine fueled thoughts.  At first glance this is motivation for me to keep doing what I'm doing, trying to kill it at work, grow our business, and continue traveling.   But then, on second glance, I almost wonder if good ole Marky Mark is inadvertently promoting doing things "for the Gram."  It's been hard for me, given my past, trying to fo…

QOTD: Thursday, March 1, 2018

The salvation of man is through love and in love.
Viktor Frankl As I laid in a hammock relaxing on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica listening to Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, I couldn't help but focus on this quote.  There are so many aspects in my life where I can see the truth in Dr. Frankl's message. 
Love, for him, was what gave him the strength to continue bearing the trials of the Holocaust.  In a much less extreme fashion, love has served as the catalyst for me to push through the bullshit thinking and actions of my early to mid twenties, and begin the path to being a virtuous man.  Love I've received from those who matter, love I feel for them right back, and something new, love for myself...all this will be my salvation.
My birthday is just another day in 2018, but because of those whom I love and love me back, it is my special day.  If any of you read this, know that I love you very much.
Readers, sound off on how love is/has been your salv…