Archives For June 2015


 

The worst state to live in is the state of distraction.

If you look at the state of world affairs, you will be certain of one thing – nothing is certain. The changes in the way we do business and our global capacity to cross continents through technology mean things will be forever changed, and to a large degree, questionable, because so much is moving beyond our control. These shifts demand that we bring a new level to our focus and bring new disciplines into practice to minimize distractions. Due to heightened stress levels that come with economic downturns and changes in world affairs, we sometimes choose to work on what we’d like to do, or is easy to do, rather than the work we should be doing. It’s the deception that “busyness equals productivity,” and as long as I keep going, working on the distraction, it will change the state of current realities. Trust me, it won’t, things will get worse! The truth is, there are dozens of distractions that we can medicate ourselves with, but usually just a few things that will get us where we need to be. Distraction becomes a drug of choice, an addiction that keeps us avoiding the discomfort of working on what we need to work on to get past the “stuck point.” Times like these demand focus on the critical work despite inconvenience or difficulty; they also demand that we count the price we will pay if we don’t work on what’s important instead of what’s comfortable.

Identify what’s critical today, get busy, stay focused, and reap the reward.

What core activities will have immediate impact on my circumstances?
What “medicating” things do I distract myself with daily, and why?


 

To be fully in touch with something, it helps to search out both the gravity and the levity of it.

The creativity of your questions will drive the trajectory of your conversations.

Leadership is putting yourself in a position to be perpetually wounded. Perhaps it should be called Bleedership.

Character is awoken by crisis when it should have never been asleep.

Greet your loved ones in a new and meaningful way now and then.

 

One Liners by Dean Del Sesto. Copyright 2015

One Liners by Dean Del Sesto


 

Small gestures of kindness generate massive impact.

One of the overlooked blessings in life is doing a few “small things” every day to make a difference with those around you. Spending just a few minutes, a few times a day, to deliver a kind word, send a nice email, make an encouraging phone call or help someone with a task, is all it takes. That’s about 10 minutes total to touch three different people totaling over 1,000 differences a year, all from just 10 minutes a day. Even if it’s one person a day where you invest 10 minutes, it’s still 365 differences made every year. Any way you play it, it all adds up to a more fulfilled, more enjoyable life. It’s good to note, that the formula to keep relationships together, growing and thriving is never doing a big thing on occasion, thinking that’s going to buy you some relational equity for a period of time. The real glue of relationships is doing small things on a consistent basis so your heart to care for others is always apparent, always working and creating value. Consider that if you invested as much time thinking and acting on ways to impact those in your life as you do brushing our teeth every day, your relationships could grow in amazing ways. Showers, drive time, waiting in line, eating, (and yes, even potty time) are all great opportunities to think of the little ways to bring much needed innovation into our relationships. We typically waste these idle time periods drifting between thoughts, until the idle time is done with no real productivity anyway.

Do a few small things today, and see how big you feel!

Have I lost touch thinking of small ways to bless those I care about?
What 3 people can I impact with a kind gesture, encouragement or favor?


 

Social gatherings unnerved me until my goal became getting to know just one or two people instead of having superficial conversations with many.

Whoever said that knowledge is life, knows little of love and even less about life.

Love is not a feeling. Love is a commitment to listen, value, and serve. The feelings are found therein.

Rarely do we suddenly find ourselves in trouble. We decide ourselves into trouble over time, then suddenly realize it.

If you want to know the value of an intention versus a result, just try getting someone to write you a check for an intention.

Life is oil on a glass floor. Wisdom is moving at a pace to see it.

 

One Liners by Dean Del Sesto. Copyright 2015

One Liners by Dean Del Sesto