Purpose as a Tranquilizer

By: Jan Bolick

In celebration of Frankenstein Day & Mary Shelley’s Birthday.

Ms. Shelley, born on August 30, 1797, wrote the book, Frankenstein in 1818.

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose-- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

The quote is froma letter written by Robert Walton to his sister. Walton is captain of a ship headed on a dangerous voyage to the North Pole. In the first letter, he tells his sister of his burning desire to accomplish “some great purpose”—discovering a northern passage to the Pacific, revealing the source of the Earth’s magnetism, or simply setting foot on undiscovered territory.

What is your purpose?

What is the purpose of your work?

What is the purpose of your team?

Identify purpose to tranquilize the mind – calming the crazy clutter that tends to create blocks and detours to success.

Speaking of clutter and detours, in Frankenstein, Ms. Shelley created Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Frankenstein created a monster. Are you by any chance creating any monsters in your world?

Post this week’s quote on the walls. Post on your computer (see instructions below). Post it everywhere as a reminder to clarify purpose and be aware of monster creation. Do both and you will boost morale, productivity and overall performance.

Oh yes – and if you haven’t already done so, sign up here for a Monday morning BOOST for you and your team – the Leadership Quote of the Week delivered to your email box each Monday morning.

You can post the above quote to your computer screen with just three clicks.

1. Click on the image above. Don’t see an image? Try this link.

2. Right click on the image that appears.

3. On the pull down menu that appears, click on “set as background”. Voila!

There’s still plenty of room on the left side of the screen for all your shortcut icons.

Note: If you don’t like your new wallpaper, don’t want to replace it with a quote from the Business Class Quote Library and don’t know how to get rid of it…… Go to your control panel. Select “Display”. Select “Desktop”. And then choose from the designs offered.”

Or print the PDF version below. Just click on the printer icon in lower right corner of the image.

Problems? Try this link.

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