Sometimes I hear a great quote and can almost think of nothing else until I write down exactly what was said. This happened on Monday while sitting in on a staff meeting at a church where I am consulting. The staff was reading a book together and commenting one by one on what they had found most important or most powerful.
As usual, I had my notebook out and was jotting down key ideas as I heard them.
And then I heard this line:
“A person either hates losing enough to change or he hates changing enough to lose.”
I quickly wrote down the line (or as best I could remember it). I also began trying to see the title and the name of the book they were reading! Resolved: 13 Resolutions for Life by Orrin Woodward. I googled the part of the phrase I remembered along with the author's name and there was the whole quote! Perfect.
I don't know about you, but I believe this line reflects the real choice we make. Of course, you have to have clearly defined what you will call success or clarified the win, but once you do the line captures perfectly the choice:
Great line, don't you think? By the way, I ordered the book yesterday and can't wait to read it.
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Image by Craig Sunter