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Everyday people go off to work, they get in their car, get on a train, a bus, or even an airplane. They work hard, for some it is a labor of love, for others merely a source of income. People find happiness, disappointment, let downs, and sometimes breakdowns. As years go by people sometimes wonder what life is all about, in their minds they count their blessings, replay successes and sometimes their failures.


So often I hear people talk about what they want to do, what they haven’t done, or what they could have done. Often people talk with me about their book, a book they haven’t written but a book they want to write. I hear about barriers, roadblocks, and time. Some will proclaim they don’t want to write it unless they obtain a top publisher, unless they are confident it can be a best seller, or not until their life settles down.

Many people will never paint a picture, and certainly not the Mona Lisa, but they still admire and respect art. Things in life probably shouldn’t be measured by the value that others place on them, they should be measured by the value you place on them.

Count successes, do your best work, write a book, or paint.


Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker, and coach that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is the author of the newly released book, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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