It’s unpredictable what sticks and what moves. Most times, we won’t know. A quick word of encouragement or sharp jab of criticism have the ability to make or break a spirit.
We think our words and actions have little affect, thus we talk without thought, spew regardless the outcome. Everything we say and do has a ripple affect, unseen, unnoticed. Astronauts have what’s called the “Overview Affect,” the unique vantage of seeing our planet as a whole, one vessel in which we all play a part as the crew in its ongoing journey.
Viewing the world this way, one would think we could get along, accept alternative points of view, converse about opposite opinions – with a view, we are all in this together. We will find common ground. We must for our survival.
What do we say that will stick? What will move through time? Our vessel depends on our diligent efforts to make what we say and do count. Kindness, generosity, and love move soul to soul. Withhold these – we are lost forever
Stephen is an author, teacher, and thought leader in human Value and Worth. He is the author of Thinking Out Loud - Uncovering An Extraordinary Life, Uncommon Sense for Unreasonable Times, Cultivating a Winner from Within, and a Divorced Parent's Guide to Seeing Your Kids.Stephen has traveled the world teaching Executive Leadership and Value skills on three continents to such companies as General Motors, Trek Bicycles Worldwide, FBI, U.S. Navel Academy, New Scotland Yard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and hundreds more.
Walrath is the Past President of Crime Stoppers International with responsibilities for over 1200 programs in 17 countries. He was the President of Great Radio Broadcasting, transforming a single AM radio station into 8 enterprises doing business in 3 countries, earning him the YMCA’s of America Key Leader Award.
Stephen is married with three grown children and lives in southern Wisconsin. He and his wife, Gabriella, are proud shareholders of the Green Bay Packers.
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