Arianna Huffington Quotes
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Total quotes (5)
Our eulogies are always about the other stuff: what we gave, how we connected, how much we meant to our family and friends, small kindnesses, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. So why do we spend so much of our limited time on this earth focusing on all the things our eulogy will never cover?
My overwhelming reaction to 9/11 - I was at home in Los Angeles getting my two children, then ten and 12, ready for school - is inextricably bound up not with what happened on 9/11, but with what happened the next day ... Lines formed at blood banks, billions of dollars were donated to charities and volunteers had to be turned away from Ground Zero. The superficial media obsessions that had dominated our airwaves before that day ... gave way to serious discussions about how to repair our country, physically and spiritually.
I’m convinced of two fundamental truths about human beings. The first is that we all have within us a centered place of wisdom, harmony, and strength. This is a truth that all the world’s philosophies and religions— whether Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or Buddhism— acknowledge in one form or another: 'The kingdom of God is within you.' Or as Archimedes said, 'Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world.' The second truth is that we’re all going to veer away from that place again and again and again. That’s the nature of life. In fact, we may be off course more often than we are on course.
Salespeople with the highest annual revenue are those who are the most motivated to help their customers and coworkers; the engineers with the highest productivity and fewest errors are those who do more favors for colleagues than they receive. The highest achieving negotiators are those who focus not only on their own goals, but also on helping their counterparts succeed. Grant also cites research indicating that companies led by CEOs who are 'takers' end up having more fluctuating, volatile returns.