(I wrote this post three years ago, but the wisdom of children is timeless. Feel free to pass it to others who might need a gentle nudge and reminder! Besides, Valentine’s Day is coming.)
My young daughter sensed that I was struggling with work issues (and a few life issues as well) and before she went to bed the other night she taped a handwritten note onto the screen of my computer. I thought I would share it with you – wisdom from the young.
- Always believe in yourself
- Be Happy
- Go with the flow
- Lighten UP (big emphasis here)
- Stay calm and assertive
- Remember we adore you
- You’re simply the best, better than all the rest (she’s a big Tina Turner fan)
- Don’t wait for opportunities, MAKE THEM
I have this note pinned on the wall next to my computer so I can read it every day.
John R Childress
See the review of LEVERAGE in The Economist (January 9, 2014.