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Monday, July 23, 2018


Some of the notable markers of immaturity (aka, childishness) are: 

  • Self-centeredness
  • Impetuousness
  • Shortsightedness
  • Inexperience
  • Reactiveness
  • Fecklessness
  • Obliviousness
  • Directionless
As we move away from immaturity toward maturity (and teach our children to do the same), we shift toward the following:
  • Far-sighted thinking/behaviors
  • Consequential intentions
  • Service toward others orientation
  • Appreciation for learning (or, at least, ignorance intervention)
  • Tolerance for differences (of all kinds)
  • Persistence
  • Resilience
  • Reflective disposition
For those in positions of influence and leadership the latter list, on steroids, is most helpful.  It's the surest way to make a meaningful mark and leave a lasting legacy.

What we do matters.  What we leave matters more.

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