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There are certain people that I would like to be able to imitate.

Writers that inspire me to write better.

Leaders that have methods I try to copy.

People of incredible character that I attempt to emulate.

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The days, weeks and months go so quickly that they can become a blur.

Earlier today, I shook my head and commented to Karen that next March, our oldest son will be turning 15.

15?

I can still remember when he was born and now he’s a couple of inches taller than me!

When time moves so swiftly, and the days merge together, we can allow them to pass unhindered and without reflection, but that would be a mistake.

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According to French writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, & give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast & endless sea.” 

If you’re a leader, how do you get things done?

Do you just give orders?

Do you tell people what to do?

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The old-fashioned process of making butter is a physically challenging one.

After the cream is separated from the milk, it is left to cool and then the action begins.

The cream is churned.

And churned.

And churned some more.

You can’t stop, or it won’t work, but if you keep going, eventually you will get what you are after.

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Doors are meant to be opened.

They are meant to be a transition point to another place.

You may need to knock or try the doorbell first.

You may need to jostle the knob or pick the lock.

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