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"Are you scared? Or are you not ready? There is a difference."

- Unique Quietness   (via napsie)

(Source: uniquequietness)

"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."

- Eliezer Yudkowsky

This is the most important thing.

(via mustangblood)

(Source: abundance-mine)

"A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving."

"Love is unselfishly choosing for another’s highest good."

- C.S. Lewis (via kvtes)

(Source: inspirewiki)

Hillsong United
Mercy Mercy (Acoustic)

texturism:

mercy mercy [acoustic] | hillsong united | via letsbsdtgthrtexturism

nudging this to the top again. found it while listening to the playlist of sorts created by posting a daily or sometimes weekly song here over the past 5 or so years. wow.

"The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame."

- Charles Caleb Colton (via observando)

"Traveling–it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

-  -Ibn Battuta

"Good friends help you find important things when you have lost them … your smile, your hope and your courage."

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-Doe Zantamata

Just Say No to Celebrity Death Wishes - Plugged In - Online Community - Focus on the Family Community

Twenty years ago when I heard the news I remember being almost proud of Cobain. His suicide made him even more heroic to my teenage mind. I thought, “Cobain had had enough. Society had been ‘raping’ him so long and he finally said ‘that’s it, you can’t touch me anymore.”’ (This was the language I would use in reference to his song “Rape Me”). Twenty years ago when I heard the news I remember being affirmed in my own desire to die. I thought going out like Cobain would be somehow satisfying, I was I guess you could say caught-up in the Werther effect or Suicide Contagion of Cobain’s death. Twenty years ago when I heard the news I turned on Nirvana and got high in honor of Cobain. Twenty years ago I gave no thought to the 2-year-old daughter Cobain was leaving behind. Twenty years later my perspective has changed. - Chad Stuart

10 keys to being a great employee

1. Write everything down. Never show up to a meeting without something to write with and something to write on. And write it down. Everything. Otherwise you’ll forget. I don’t care who you are.

2. Honor people’s time. Show up early and finish on time.

3. Come with solutions, not just ideas. This is crucial. Move towards completion, not away from it. Ideas are great, but always have to lead towards the finish line.

4. Learn how to anticipate. Be one step ahead. Do something every day you weren’t “asked” or “told” to do, but know you should do.

5. Be a disciplined learner. Understand it is your role to be an expert, no matter what level or role you play in an organization. Don’t just be one step ahead of your boss in being skilled at your job …. be an expert.

6. Listen well. Listen when in a conversation; don’t just think about what you are going to say in response. Listen for next steps, not current realities- this has to do with anticipating.

7. Reflect most of the credit; take all the blame. This is more for leaders, but still a great principle to put into practice no matter what level you are in the organization. Be a reflector of praise, not an absorber. Absorb the blame if at all possible.

8. Never speak negatively of your peers for personal gain. This is a hard one for everyone, especially when your boss or superior wants to pit you against that peer and see how you respond. Don’t give in to that. Stay above it.

9. Push back. Almost every organizational leader I know wants their team members to challenge the process, question assumptions, bring new ideas to the table, and push back when they don’t agree. Don’t be afraid to do this. If your leader is not mature enough to take this, then they probably shouldn’t be in the position they are in. If unsure on whether you truly have “permission” to push back, ask for permission on the front end.

10. Take on more responsibility. Ask for more power and involvement, and you’ll be lifting the load of your employer or boss. That is always a welcomed conversation. Always. Help by taking on more.

-Brad Lomenick