Wisdom from “Author Unknown”

by | May 17, 2016 | Leadership | 0 comments

by Gail R. Meneley, Co-Founder and Principal

I work closely with executives going through transitions in their lives and careers, and often find myself  gently reminding people “who they are”. What I mean is that whatever situation triggered a transition, they are the same people they were the day before — with the same strengths and foibles — and a few more battle scars. No one can take away their long records of success, or the wisdom and humility gained from making the wrong decisions at points along the way.

Several decades ago I was given a copy of the following item by an unknown author. You may find it useful on days when a misstep makes you question who you are.

“Finish every day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day.  Begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. 

This day is all that is good and fair.  It is too dear with its hopes and invitations to waste a moment on yesterdays.”