I was part of a movement of "dinosaur moms" when I lived in Maryland (Astrodon Johnstoni is the Maryland state dinosaur.) Which is nothing more than this -- dinosaur moms delight in the half-feral nature of the beasties they parent, even as they whisper Shakespeare and Kierkegaard in their ears at night.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Daily "coffee bean"


Daily affirmation from my stepmother:
Leadership experts have made a discovery about the relationship between GROWTH AND LEADERSHIP. Leaders have the capacity to develop and improve their skills through feedback. This capacity is what distinguishes leaders from followers. If you take leadership in this vain, then all of us are leaders if we have the courage to learn from our mistakes. All too often, when our mistakes are pointed out to us, we become:
defensive;
insecure;
angry; and
passive aggressive.
The characteristics defined above are the characteristics of winners or leaders. Each day you will have the OPPORTUNITY to learn from a mistake. Embrace the lesson and you will find that your life will take on a different trajectory—a trajectory toward SUCCESS! Have the COURAGE AND CAPACITY to learn from your mistakes today!

3 comments:

nicegrlmd99 said...

I think more people have the capacity than they realize. But, that is definitely because they lack the COURAGE for introspection and to take steps to change. Change is uncomfortable and most people just want the comfort. Bravo for a great "coffee bean" (even though I drink tea) ;)

Dinosaur Mom said...

I don't get it. Is this snark or are you trying to motivate me?

Astrodon Johnstoni said...

Are you saying that I would snark about my own stepmother?