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Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work by Alan Lurie

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Prelude to Disaster: Building Confidence

In most of these messages, I like to include relevant quotes in order to illuminate, support, and clarify the subject being discussed. These quotes come from religious scriptures, philosophers, statesmen, business leaders, and poets, and these sources demonstrate the fact that basic truths cross easily over physical, temporal, religious, and cultural boundaries. As we enter the upcoming fall season at work, and we are all gearing up to redouble our efforts, a particular well-known quote has been coming to my mind:

He who hesitates is lost.

These words were written by Alexander Pope, the great eighteenth-century English poet. Most of us know these words, and perhaps we may think that we understand ...

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