It struck me recently that all the books we own aren’t worth a damn unless we open them again. It’s not like we can google them. Without a periodic refresh, what good are they?
I had little more than a ten-minute window waiting for an expected phone call to come in, and so I chose easy – Gung Ho! by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles. My books are like mini filing cabinets; They are stuffed with related articles and my morning pages, annotated to the hilt, and tabbed like a post-it flag sampler for 3M, making it really easy for me to find something I liked about it very quickly.
This is what caught my eye: (page 171 if you have your own copy)
“Values guide all plans, decisions, and actions.”
are for the future. Values are now. Goals are set. Values are lived. Goals
change. Values are rocks you can count on. Goals get people going. Values
sustain the effort.”