August Twelfth Success Secret – Baltasar Gracian

August 12, 2017 — Leave a comment

Take no part in foolish enterprises, much less in schemes more likely to injure than to enhance your reputation. There exist all kinds of questionable cliques, and a thinking person flees the lot of them. There are also people of strange taste who forever marry what those wiser than them have divorced. They live well paid for their singularity, and even if they attract notice, it is more by the derision they evoke than the commendation. So the circumspect will not allow themselves to be made conspicuous even in their profession; much less, ridiculous in those matters that concern their persons. They need not be listed, for general disapprobation has sufficiently labeled them.

~ Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)

Dave Leingang

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Dave Leingang retired from the United States Navy in 2003 with twenty one years of service. After retiring he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. A lifelong learner and always looking for a challenge he became a John Maxwell Team Founding Partner in 2011. Dave’s been facilitating leadership classes and mastermind groups to businesses and non-profits for over ten years in both traditional and distant learning classroom.

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