The following is a September 6, 1997, Paul Harvey adaptation of a 1995 original essay, “These Things I Wish”, by Lee Pitts – A must read for all ages.
“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today. It is this: if we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right …
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.
“You Can’t Win if You Quit” by Bob Proctor is a talk about what can happen and how much you can achieve when you truly believe in yourself and your ability to get what you really want.
All People Who are Successful are Excellent at What They Do by Brian Tracy, shares some of the secrets of successful people, and gives advice on how to make a living by doing what you love and how to get to the top.
Dr. Eric Thomas’s, “Everybody has Sight, But Very Few People Have Vision”, talks about the importance of showing up, never giving up and having a vision for your life if you want to accomplish big things.
Zig Ziglar “When You Do More Than You’re Paid to Do, You Will Eventually Be Paid More For What You Do.” As Zig Ziglar says, work is the price we pay to travel the highway of success.
“This is Water” by David Foster Wallace, is a 2005 commencement speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College.
“The Fringe Benefits of Failure” By J.K. Rowling, was originally delivered as the commencement address at Harvard University on June 5, 2008. The full title of this speech is “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination”.
“You’ve Got To Find What You Love” By Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks, including death itself. This is Steve Jobs commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University on June 12, 2005.
In this Princeton University graduation address, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes the case that our character is reflected not in the gifts we’re endowed with at birth, but by the choices we make over the course of a lifetime.