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Be Careful How You Walk In 2020

Each year, about 350,000 Americans fall and break a hip.

~ Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Ephesians 5:15-16 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

2020|Year of Duplication

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” ~ Jim Elliot

My New Year’s Resolution: To gain what I cannot lose and to multiply what I gain.  In other words, to be less of a fool.

Accelerate Toward Achieving Your Vision

Q: Say my vision is established and my focus is steadily improving, what’s the next step to accelerate toward achieving my vision?

Clarity and focus together form the basis of execution. Though all three are important, the most significant is execution because execution is about doing. Clarity and focus provide a road map and form the basis for doing what you need to do, but execution is about actually doing it, and this is where you will spend the bulk of your time.

Regardless of your role or vision, you then need others’ assistance and cooperation to be successful, and your ability to persuade has a lot to do with others’ willingness not only to assist you, but also to exceed expectations. When you can persuade others to exceed expectations, you take execution to a higher level and really move the results needle. The most successful people can effectively convince and persuade other people to take action on their behalf. They do it by knowing what they want to say and how they want to say it. Then they can say it in a way that impacts others and spurs them to take action.

From Tony Jeary

Prov 25:15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
and a gentle tongue can break a bone. NIV

James 2:20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? NASU

37-37 Conversation Rules for Gentlemen from 1875

A lady of sense will feel more complimented if you converse with her upon instructive, high subjects, than if you address to her only the language of compliment. In the latter case she will conclude that you consider her incapable of discussing higher subjects, and you cannot expect her to be pleased at being considered merely a silly, vain person, who must be flattered into good humor.

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36-37 Conversation Rules for Gentlemen from 1875

Avoid flattery. A delicate compliment is permissible in conversation, but flattery is broad, coarse, and to sensible people, disgusting. If you flatter your superiors, they will distrust you, thinking you have some selfish end; if you flatter ladies, they will despise you, thinking you have no other conversation.

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Achieving Your Vision

Q: Say my vision is established and my focus is steadily improving, what’s the next step to accelerate toward achieving my vision?
Clarity and focus together form the basis of execution. Though all three are important, the most significant is execution because execution is about doing. Clarity and focus provide a road map and form the basis for doing what you need to do, but execution is about actually doing it, and this is where you will spend the bulk of your time.

Regardless of your role or vision, you then need others’ assistance and cooperation to be successful, and your ability to persuade has a lot to do with others’ willingness not only to assist you, but also to exceed expectations. When you can persuade others to exceed expectations, you take execution to a higher level and really move the results needle. The most successful people can effectively convince and persuade other people to take action on their behalf. They do it by knowing what they want to say and how they want to say it. Then they can say it in a way that impacts others and spurs them to take action.

How I Do It: Tony Jeary

“Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”

― Bernard Montgomery