Last year I was given a small silver plaque as a gift. It sits on my desk and the inscription reads:
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
This small, seemingly inconsequential statement has made a significant impact on me because it has the power to shift perspective from fear, worry and doubt into the realm of possibility, passion and opportunity.
Is it glass half-full thinking? Sure. But all of the leadership and inspiration that will be required to make hard choices and changes in our financial markets, in our schools, in our regulatory structure, in our environment, in our consumption, and in our homes cannot all come from President Obama. This leadership and inspiration must start with each of us.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams
What if you could not fail? What would you do? Go ahead—dream for a second. Continue Reading »