Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.
When everyone assumes that it is someone else's responsibility to get the job done, then the job never gets done. The alternative, in which everyone involved assumes full responsibility, creates the most successful outcomes.
When you have chosen to shoulder the responsibility for something, it can feel burdensome. Just imagine, though, what an even greater burden would result if there was no one responsible.
Responsibility creates and maintains the conditions that make advancement and achievement possible. And the most powerful, useful, effective kind of responsibility is full responsibility.
Though others may also be responsible, that's no reason to reduce your own level of responsibility. When everyone makes the commitment to be fully responsible, truly great things can happen.
In responsibility there is enormous opportunity, for working through challenges, for achievement, for fulfillment and for much more. Whatever the situation, choose to take full responsibility, and there will be much value that you can create."
-- Ralph Marston
upon, your future will be better than your now. If each moment you're
making the best of what-is, no matter what it is, you make the best of
it; make the best of it; make the best of it—your future just gets
better and better and better, and better".
surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out
there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn
-- Armistead Maupin, on a Starbuck's coffee cup.
appreciate, something to savor, something to take in, that's what your
moments are about. They're not about justifying your existence. It's
justified. You exist. It's not about proving your worthiness. It's done.
You're worthy. It's not about achieving success. You never get it done.
It's about "How much can this moment deliver to me?" And some of you
like them fast, some of you like them slow. No one's taking score. You
get to choose. The only measurement is between my desire and my
allowing. And your emotions tell you everything about that".
-- Elizabeth Berg, Eat. Pray. Love.
you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do bring
forth will destroy you."
-- Jesus, Gospel according to Thomas
-- Barbara Sher, It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now
-- The Boy Scout Encyclopedia, 1952.