Nuggets of Wisdom – Winter 2023

Every quarter I like to share quotes that I have encountered in my reading and research that have been meaningful to me. I call them “Nuggets of Wisdom.”


“Our lives change when our habits change. Resistance hates good, strong, positive habits in your life.”



“Envy makes contentment impossible. By its very nature, envy always compares and guarantees dissatisfaction.”



“The most successful people see adversity not as a stumbling block, but as a stepping stone to greatness.”



“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”



“A good marriage is one in which each spouse secretly thinks he or she got the better deal, and this is true also of our friendships.”



“When you know who you are, you will be comfortable making decisions about your future. I would add that a good place to start is to seek to understand your personal flaws.



“What happens when you compare yourself to others? Usually it’s one of two things: either you perceive the other person to be far ahead of you and you feel discouraged, or you perceive yourself to be better than the other person, and you become proud. Neither of those is good for you, and neither will help you to grow.”



“If we don’t make time for friends, we won’t have any.”



“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life. Everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”



“One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something”


Richard E Simmons III is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership and a best-selling author.


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