Jun 28, 2011

Paradox to live by

Admiral Jim Stockdale who survived capture in Vietnam.....


"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever it may be.

.. the ability to retain the faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of difficulties and at the same time confronting the most brutal facts of your current reality whatever they might be, as a signature of those who create greatness, in their own lives or in leading others."

(Reiterated by Jim Collins 'Good to Great')

3 comments:

  1. It really is a challenging balance to achieve!

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  2. I really love this. I wrote a post on 'Trust' last week and I believe it is the same train of thought.

    http://reallifeinaminute.blogspot.com/2011/06/hope-versus-trust.html

    You added the component of discipline needed to confront reality and I think that is essential. I love your site and am already following. Will Tweet and FB your posts whenever I visit.
    Sandra

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