Saturday, May 21, 2005

Quote of the Week

Every now and again, I need a reminder of my basic truths. This quote is my personal bedrock. It comforts me whenever the trails and tribulations of business seem way too much. I offer it to you in the same spirit.

    Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race
    --Calvin Coolidge

Powerful stuff, huh. Woody Allen said it a little funnier,

    80% of success is just showing up.

    Just do it is even simpler.

Every day. Every day you have to do something impactful that obviously moves you closer to having a successful mediation practice. Be determined to see your vision realized and open to whatever form it may take. (Think about it. It's a zen detachment thing.)

One more thing, if you aren't reading Online Guide to Mediation, you should be. Diane Levin of Partnering Solutions pens this interesting blog which is full of must-know information about mediation, new trends like blawgs and the global community. I read it religiously, particularly since yours truly was mentioned recently. Seriously, get the RSS feed because when Diane, a skillful mediator and innovative entrepreneur speaks, people listen.

Ciao, Dina


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