“Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.”

—Ziad K. Abdelnour, Lebanese-American Activist

Image from Unsplash by Langa Hlatshwayo

Using our head and our heart to make wise decisions and navigate life is good counsel. How often do you use this dynamic duo to evaluate the options and opportunities that present themselves at home and at work?

If you are fortunate to have achieved significant levels of personal and professional success, where may you have experienced a heightened sense of importance and a bit of a swelled head?

Alternatively, where have you experienced setbacks, stumbles, or thwarted intentions? Where have these difficulties penetrated to your heart, leaving you with doubts and disappointments?


Please take a listen to the Tim McGraw song, “Humble and Kind.” Let me know what you think or how it makes you feel by replying to this post.

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  1. Wow! Lots of facets to this post Barry.

    Having my position eliminated and a surprise termination during a recession definitely challenged my self-image initially. The phrase “when one door closes another door opens” is true. However it does not magically appear! Be positive, work hard and hang in there no matter how hard you have to search for the open door.
    The Tim Mc Graw video and song are terrific. I found it helpful to listen and see the written lyrics too at this link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6juQR4RMy4

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