“A man’s greatest enemies are his own apathy and stubbornness.”
—Frank Tyger, Late editorial cartoonist, columnist and humorist
To what degree are you concerned about outside forces influencing the upcoming U.S. elections?
With our intelligence community aware of these threats, much is being done to protect our democracy from these enemies.
What about the enemies far closer to home? And in the case of today’s quote, the enemies within? What impact are they having?
Where are the traits of apathy and stubbornness attacking and winning the war in your community and perhaps within yourself? What can and will you do to fight back?
“Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.”
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A quality most people admire in their leaders is clarity around their visions, missions, and goals. We all lose confidence in those who flip-flop, leaving us feeling lost at sea.
At the same time, the route to achieving our desired futures must remain flexible and open to various course corrections, which also encourages the participation and collaboration of others who want to join the journey.
Where and on what issues are you or others in your world being too stubborn about your methods, and perhaps somewhat unclear about your goals?
On what matters would greater stubbornness or greater flexibility be the way to go?