We Are All More Than We Seem

My dear friends, as I write and speak on the power of humanity in the workplace, I constantly remind people of the unique nature of each of us. Truly we are each one of a kind! Remember, the talents, interests and gifts of most everyone stretches far past the landscape of their working lives. Come to know the “story” of  colleagues and your work experience with be all the more nurturing and rewarding.
What follows is a short passage from my book that speaks to the fact that we are all more than we seem!
“… seek out people who constantly strive for personal growth, for they know personal growth requires an abiding passion to do so. These people will also teach you that pessimism is never fashionable and success is more a function of direction than speed. They follow the teachings of Susan B. Anthony who believed that failure is not an option when people consecrate their lives to an attainable vision … I would counsel you to observe your co-workers and listen carefully to what they say. You will learn that compassion is never out of season, that we are all more than we seem. That the admission of a mistake is an act of probity, not a sign of weakness.
Observe those around you and you will come to understand that character is not forged in difficult times, only exhibited. Surely by their acts you will come to realize that the role models we all seek are no farther away than the next office, cubicle or desk.”     Santo J Costa author Humanity at Work: Encouraging Spirit, Achievement & Truth to Flourish in the Workplace  (Chapel Hill Press 2008 )

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About Santo Costa

Sandy Costa is an internationally respected speaker and business leader. Check out Sandy’s website at www.SantoCosta.com
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