Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 23

Truly lives are led through the building of ,not .

One of the first lessons I learned as a new educator came from a great mentor (and great friend).  His theme, that he continues to live by today, was and is, "It's all about the relationships."

And he's right.

While money can buy many things (including happiness), it can't come close to providing the richness that a personally and professionally fulfilling life provides.  And how do we make our lives so fulfilling? By building them in collaboration with others.

In fact, there's little that we can actually accomplish on our own, as so much of our being rests on connections to others.  So, it isn't any wonder that the most successful leaders are great communicators and excellent collaborators.

As you go throughout the rest of your day today, consider how many relationships you've relied on just to get from waking to sleeping.  It's fair to say that we could not, in fact, get by without a little help from our friends (apologies to the Beatles).

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