Well we survived another year. I hope that 2009 will be better then the last for all that read this post. I hope that you will take to heart some of these thoughts:
- You become better when you become focused!
- Improve your brand, after all, it is the only thing you truly have!
- Be authentic, faking it takes way to much energy and destroys momentum!
- Think Global, Execute Local!
Here are some quotes from my favorite General – Karl von Clausewitz taken from “Marketing Warfare” by Al Reis and Jack Trout:
“Some statesman and generals try to avoid the decisive battle. History has destroyed this illusion.”
“The statesman who, seeing war inevitable, hesitates to strike first is guilty of a crime against his country”
“Pursuit is a second act of the victory, in many cases more important then the first.”
“Many assume that half efforts can be effective. A small jump is easier then a large one, but no one wishing to cross a wide ditch would cross half of it first.”
“Out of a thousand men who are remarkable, some for mind, others for boldness or strength of will, perhaps not one will combine in himself all those qualities which are required to raise a man above mediocrity in the career of a general.”
So let me leave you with this thought for 2009, taken from the book “Basic Economics” by Thomas Sowell.
“No economic system can depend on the continuing wisdom of its current leaders.” p72
Dare I add to this, it holds equally true to ourselves, our family, our vocations or businesses!
Happy New Year!