In Stratton’s Advice by Gary



Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
Victor Hugo

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
Smokey and the Bandit

Ninety percent of the work done in this country is done by people who don’t feel well.
Teddy Roosevelt

The road to success is always under construction.

Either we will find a way, or we will make one.
Nevada High School Class of ’62

A man should know the limits of his reach.

Deadlines should be set with a calendar, not a stop watch.

Keep the desk clean.

Life is unfinishedness.

Stop using your right hand to do work your left hand should be doing.

What apart from the eternal clutter of my everyday living should be the essence of my life?

When you’re through learning, you’re through.

A person lost in his work has probably found his future.

Horse sense is stable thinking with the ability to say ‘nay’.

Improvise, adapt, overcome. (from the movie Heartbreak Ridge)

Do what you can with what you got.

Understand that bad things do happen to good people.

Buy United States Savings Bonds.

Do something to help your community.

Take time off from your job.

Read books on subjects other than your profession.

Birds of a feather flock together and success builds success so surround yourself with successful people.

Learn how to ask good questions.  Asking good questions is key to progressing in your profession.

Make use of every gift God gave you.

Accept people for what they are, not what you think they should be.

Join Jaycees and take all the leadership skills and public speaking courses they offer.

Read biographies of people you admire.  Learn about their character and philosophy.

Learn something from everyone you meet.

Tip well, your mother was a waitress before we were married.

Collect a library of books in your home.

Cars are for transportation, not status.

Practice the Golden Rule

Plant at least one tree in your lifetime.

Accept compliments.

Control your temper.