Relevant Leadership Blog

Some Thoughts on Freedom

I love the 4th of July! I love fireworks, get togethers & barbecues. But most of all I love what the holiday stands for: Freedom.   And this year as we approach the 4th of July my thoughts keep circling back to the idea that you can’t have freedom without responsibility.   This idea was first introduced to me years ago when a friend told me about the idea for a Statue of Responsibility.   The Statue of Responsibility is a proposed structure to be built on the West Coast of The United States. The original idea of a Statue of Responsibility was the

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Stop Blaming – Take Responsibility

Unsuccessful people blame external circumstances; successful people internalize responsibility for their results. This represents a new way of thinking; a paradigm shift that is necessary for your progress. Until this shift takes place the unsuccessful continue to get more and more of what they don’t want, and (comically) it is never their fault. I came across the poem below a couple years ago and it illustrates what I am talking about. It’s one of my favorites. -When the other fellow takes a long time, he’s slow. -When I take a long time, I’m thorough. -When the other fellow doesn’t do

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