This week author Frank Sonnenberg published his latest book, Follow Your Conscience: Make a Difference in Your Life & in the Lives of Others. You can read my review here. The book is a series of essays on the important things in life—which Frank reminds us are rarely “things”. He writes beautifully about honesty, compassion, integrity and authenticity.
Here are some of my favorite snippets from the book:
Fairness: “Fairness—or the lack of it—says a lot about the giver even while it impacts the receiver.”
Living Life on the Edge: “So remind me again . . . why are you risking it all? Is it the thrill and the adrenaline rush? Are you trying to impress your friends? Does it make you feel better to have one more toy than your neighbor?”
Forgiveness: “Seeking retaliation, rather than forgiveness, traps you in the anger.”
On Being a Role Model: “I don’t care how many games you’ve won, how many records you’ve broken, or how many awards hang on your wall. The fact is, if you’re a lousy role model, then you’re a drag on society. Period.”
Falling on Tough Times: “It’s easy to look like a star when times are good, but when times are tough, your true character comes into full view.”
And this is my favorite visual quote:
Do you like these nuggets of wisdom? You can learn more about Frank’s book at followyourconsience.com.
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