Although I took a month off from blogging, I kept the ol’ Moleskine hot. Here’s a little smörgåsbord of thoughts from the last month or so…

Saturday, February 3, 2007 8:37 a.m….

What was the use of doing great things if I could have a better time telling her what I was going to do?
-Jay Gatsby, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, p. 157

Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:03 a.m.

…if you allow sloppy practice and don’t push your team to continually improve, sloppiness becomes a habit; then it’s tougher to get the team to focus on getting better when it most needs to.
-Ken Blanchard & Don Shula, Everyone’s a Coach, p. 21

Friday, February 16, 2007 8:34 a.m.

And more to the point, if [Tiger Woods] were trying to be some “whole person” defined by having to do it all, then he would probably not win the Masters, as he would be misusing his talents, spending time doing something he might not do well and not doing what only he can do.
-Henry Cloud, Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality, p. 32

We need our gifts, but without wholeness of character – integrity as we are calling it – our gifts will become unusable or at least less fruitful. You can be the best designer in the world, but if no one will talk to you, or you can’t complete a proposal on time, you will be designing the inside of Dumpsters.
-Cloud, Integrity, p. 34