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A Message From Your Region 3 Metropolitan Chicago Regent

ACHE Members of the Metropolitan Chicago area,

Late Summer/Early Fall?What a better time to inspire leaders on your teams as well as future leaders in healthcare!? One EASY way is to provide words of wisdom at the start or end of meetings; some call these reflections, or leadership moments.? I thought I would share some of my favorites (feel free to use!) ?

Helen Keller, ?Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much?

Michael Jordan, ?Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships?

Phil Jackson, ?The strength of the team is each individual member.? The strength of each member is the team?

Bob Marley, ?The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires.? But in his integrity and his abilities to affect those about him positively?

Albus Dumbledore, ?It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities?

Daniel James Brown (The Boys in the Boat), ?It is hard to make that boat go as fast as you want to.? The enemy, of course, is resistance of the water, as you have to displace the amount of water equal to the weight of men and equipment, but that very water is what supports you and that very enemy is your friend.? So is life:? the very problems you must overcome also support you and make you stronger in overcoming them?

Diana Nyad, ?Write that novel.? Start that business you?ve always wanted to.? The ultimate high of life is the commitment to pursuing something.? When it comes to the most daring of Earth?s expeditions, success always seems to come down to four factors:? One, physical preparation.? Training.? You are truly the only thing you have complete control over.? No stone unturned.? Two, know everything possible about the elements, the obstacles.? Knowledge is power.? Three, surround yourself with brilliant and honorable people.? Four, unshakable faith.? Go so far as defiance.? Refuse to accept limitations and mediocrity.? I won?t let anybody tell me I can?t touch the stars, because I might just get there.? And I will surely never get there if I don?t keep trying.? It?s as Thomas Edison said it, ?Our greatest weakness is giving up.? The most certain way to success is to try one more time.?? Attempt number five is inevitable?

Mahatma Gandhi, ?Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts are your words.? Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.? Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your values.? Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny?

Dr. Seuss, ?Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don?t matter and those who matter don?t mind?

Jeanette LeBlanc, ?Go now and live.? Experience.? Dream.? Risk.? Close your eyes and jump.? Enjoy the freefall.? Choose exhilaration over comfort.? Choose magic over predictability.? Choose potential over safety.? Wake up to the magic of everyday life.? Make friends with your intuition.? Trust your gut.? Discover the beauty of uncertainty.? Know yourself fully before you make promises to another.? Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need.? Know when to hold on and when to let go.? Love hard and often and without reservation.? Seek knowledge.? Open yourself to possibility.? Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free.? Embrace your darkness along with your light.? Be wrong every once in a while, and don?t be afraid to admit it.? Tell the truth about yourself no matter when the cost.? Own your reality without apology.? See goodness in the world.? Be bold.? Be fierce.? Be grateful.? Be wild, crazy, and gloriously free.? Be You?

In the last days of warm weather, take time to have joy with colleagues, friends and family.

Be in touch with me and each other!


Anita Halvorsen, FACHE

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