May 28, 2012

I always listen to NPR while driving. A few weeks ago, I was listening to the Faith Middleton Show. Gordon Livingston, M.D. was on, talking about his new book the thing you think you cannot do. Here are some of his statements that resonated with me:

— To be a hero, you have to have a choice. And there has to be risk and benefit for others.

— The heart of anger is sadness.

— Hope has to be realistic.

— Courage is not the absence of fear.

— Fear is an emotion. Courage is an act.

— Honesty is necessary for courage.

— And, we must have hope to nourish courage.

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About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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