Chapter 4. Scenic Views, Sunshine, and the Joys of Traveling or Creating the Self-Motivating Situation


We need to stop looking at work as simply a means of earning a living and start realizing it is one of the elemental ingredients of making a life.

 --Luci Swindoll

One morning a national leader gazed in the mirror and knew his time had passed. He decided that he should select his successor. He believed this to be his most important remaining decision. Under his guidance, his tribe had grown from a small, disorganized, self-defeating people into a powerful nation with much pride and sense of purpose.

So it was that he summoned his two greatest governors to his quarters—one of whom he would choose as his successor. He turned to the first governor, ...

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