Tuesday Minute with Mary (and Mark)

The “Mark” in this case is Mark Twain. Tomorrow is his birthday, and I wanted to pay homage to one of our country’s great writers. Perhaps my special affection for Twain comes from the fact that like Twain, I was born in Missouri. I still recall a family vacation, visiting his boyhood home in Hannibal on the Mississippi River. Just for the record, Mark Twain was Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ pen name.

Food for Thought ~

The Mark Twain quote that I chose for you is representative of his wisdom and his love of water-related themes. I appreciate it for its universal applicability and most assuredly, how it relates to leadership. I hope you enjoy it.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Question of the day ~

In what ways might you explore more, dream more and discover more?

For those of you who also love stamps, one of the current commemorative stamps features Mark Twain. It’s a beauty! And because I can’t resist sharing another Twain quote… “Always do right. That will gratify some of the people and astonish the rest.”