This is the sequel to my previous blog. If you haven’t already, I suggest you read Clayton M. Christensen’s christensens article in the Harvard Business Review Magazine.
“Like employees, children build self esteem by doing things that are hard and learning what works.”
“The marginal cost of doing something wrong “just this once” always seems alluringly low. It suckers you in, justification for infidelity and dishonesty, lies in the marginal cost economics of “just this once.”
“It’s easier to hold onto your principles 100% of the time than 98% of the time.”
“It’s crucial to take a sense of humility into the world. Generally you can be humble only if you feel good about yourself, and you want to help those around you feel good about themselves too.”
My favorite quote of all…
“Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people.”
If the Character Triangle helps one person, including myself, become a better person then every moment I’ve spent thinking and writing about this has been worth it.