The Quote of the Week

With these posts I usually like to post the best quotes from what I read and listened to throughout the week. However, I had a lunch with a mentor, and he shared one quote with me that is going to challenge me for months to come. He said:

“Giving theory that doesn’t produce an outcome,  is never an accomplishment.”

For someone like me, who loves principles, I always have to purposefully check if I’m actually applying them. In this situation, he was telling me that about when I spend time developing others. If I just give people theory without a process that produces an outcome, then I didn’t accomplish anything.

I’ve typed this quote up and laminated and now I carry it with me everywhere I go and pull it out often, so I can always be asking myself – is my theory producing an outcome?

Are you a theory person or an application? Application will always trump theory.

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