“Make yourself necessary to the world and mankind will give you bread”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in many of his masterful essays, pondered this formula. He was expected to follow in the steps of his father and grandfather as a Unitarian minister. Although he did become an ordained minister, Emerson was not content to minister in the ways of his forefathers. He recognized his gift was different. On […]

“Where there is no vision, the people perish”

An ancient proverb states, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” It is a way of saying that everyone needs dreams and a goal in order to live life fully and satisfactorily. If we don’t have a specific goal in mind or we don’t know where we want to go, we may be likely […]

“Progress depends on diligence and perseverance”

Do you realize that one of the most precious resources we have is our time? According to the Wall Street Journal’s book On Management: The Best of the Manager’s Journal, the most important aspect of being a role model and leader is how we handle our own personal time. The book described the importance of […]