A blog by Jacob
Alexis De Tocqueville 1805-1859
May we remember these ABCs as we begin our journey into the new year: cultivating a positive attitude, a belief that we can achieve our goals and resolutions, and the courage to face whatever challenges may come our way. Then the abundant life will be ours.
Source: January 2012 Ensign: Living the Abundant Life.
President Thomas S. Monson said:
Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figuratively lose their lives, while those who lose themselves in service to others grow and flourish–and in effect save their lives.
Source: Ensign, November 2009, Page 95.
I was looking through one of my old notebooks, and I found this quote from Henry Ford:
An educated man is not one who has trained is mind to retain a few dates in history. he is one who can accomplish things. Unless a man has learned to think, he is not an educated man, regardless of how many college degrees he has after his name.
Mary Peery, Retired Senior Vice President of Hewlett Packard, said this was the most important leadership lesson ever learned:
Stay humble. Humility keeps you open to learning from any one else. No on EVER has all the answers and if they think they do they’re not a good leader. Over time they will most likely fail and certainly do significant damage along the way.
Here is a thought provoking quote I came across today:
I am asking that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight
President Gordon B. Hinckley has repeatedly stressed the importance of getting an education. Here is one quote that I like:
Be smart. You are all in school. Do not waste your time. This is a time of great opportunity that you will never have again as long as you live. Make the most of it right now. It is wonderfully challenging. It is hard, it is tough, isn’t it? But what a wonderful thing to go and learn of all the accumulated knowledge of all the centuries of time. Go on to college or whatever school, vocational school, whatever your choice is, but take advantage of every opportunity that you have because the Lord has laid upon you a mandate through revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith concerning not only spiritual learning but secular learning. Yours is the responsibility, and you can’t afford to waste your time. There is so much to learn. Be smart. Give it the very best that you have.