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  • Zachary shared from Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition) by Ayn Rand
    “A rational process is a moral process. You may make an error at any step of it, with nothing to protect you but your own severity, or you may try to cheat, to fake the evidence and evade the effort of the quest—but if devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
  • Zachary shared from Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition) by Ayn Rand
    “A rational process is a moral process. You may make an error at any step of it, with nothing to protect you but your own severity, or you may try to cheat, to fake the evidence and evade the effort of the quest—but if devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
  • Zachary shared from The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
    That what each of us calls our necessary expenses will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary.
  • Zachary shared from Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion by John Wooden
    Walt Disney once said, “There is no education like adversity.” However, to gain this education you must be tough enough to overcome adversity rather than allowing adversity to overcome you.
  • Zachary shared from Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion by John Wooden
    Whether in business or in basketball, no superstar or top performer, regardless of his or her level of God-given talent and productivity, does it alone. Every basket Bill Walton ever made utilized “10 hands.” In truth, it involved many more than 10—the hands, heads, and hearts of nonstarters, the assistant coaches, the trainer, the managers, and, of course, the coach.
  • Zachary shared from Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion by John Wooden
    Condition Your Team to Love the Struggle. The teams that compete at the highest level love the thrill of the contest. They may have winning in their heads, but they have a love for the effort and struggle in their hearts. A strong leader inspires teams to relish the competition itself and view the outcome as a byproduct—an important by-product, yes, but still a by-product. Remember That Success Can Take Months—or Years—to Achieve but Can Be Undone in Minutes. This is why conditioning—physical, mental, and moral—is so important. A leader must impress upon his or her team the paramount...
  • Zachary shared from Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion by John Wooden
    “Sons,” he would tell my three brothers and me, “don’t worry about whether you’re better than somebody else, but never cease trying to be the best you can become. You have control over that; the other you don’t.”
  • Zachary shared from The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life by Jim Tressel
    they’re throwing away their lives and wasting their talents. I want to say, “What? Are you kidding me? That’s the most important thing a person could ever do.” In society as a whole—as with a team—everyone’s role is huge, because the success of the team depends on the hard work of each and every player. I’m thankful every day for my own mom’s commitment to her role as a mother.
  • Zachary shared from The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life by Jim Tressel
    To me, stay-at-home moms are good examples of commitment and integrity. Over the past few decades, many in our society have perceived stay-at-home moms as insignificant and have concluded that when women make the choice to stay home with their kids,
    Note: Jaeleen, This is for you love! Thanks for your sacrifice to be our kids Full Time Mom!
  • Zachary shared from Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition) by Ayn Rand
    He was a man who had never accepted the creed that others had the right to stop him. He set his goal and moved toward it, his way as straight as one of his rails.
    Note: There is a power in a defined purpose and goal. Once you've decided where it is you want to go, get there! At that point turn around and show those that are willing to follow the way.