Boom Years

Focus on What You Can Control

You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.


In graduate school we had a wonderful teacher named T. P. Hall who taught us principles of leadership as well as the more nuts-and-bolts business of business. One day Professor Hall was talking to us about what it’s like to be the leader of a large group.

“When you’re at the top of an organization,” he said. “You function like a big gear. Move even the slightest bit, and immediately you cause the next, smaller gears in sequence to move more, which in turn makes the even smaller gears move ...

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