Posted on July 24, 2012 by basicman
Stephen Covey died last week. For millions of people he became the voice of reason when they couldn’t seem to get things going in their own lives. His book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” steered people in all walks of life to accomplishment using very basic principles. If Covey spoke directly to the habits of adults, who then speaks to the younger generation regarding their issues of squandered opportunity, wasted time, and not being able to function efficiently in today’s society? I wonder sometimes if GenX or the Millenials understand that they now live in the ‘The Real World’; that cold and competitive environment where not everybody gets a trophy for participation and poor performance carries consequences.
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Posted on June 1, 2011 by basicman
The seniors just graduated and received all sorts of congratulations for their (in some cases) hard earned victories. But parents, don’t expect too much from them; you’ve been the ones spoon feeding life to them up to this point (once again, in some cases). They remain immature, raw, and inexperienced on one hand and full of bravado and book knowledge on the other.
Life has yet to smack them on the side of the head. It will happen, it will hurt, and life seldom apologizes without needed course correction.
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