Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Uphill hopes. Downhill habits?

Back in August I had the good fortune to attend the Global Leadership Summit simulcast here in Ft. Wayne.  There were many good speakers to enjoy and many “contraband” snacks to avoid.  It would be difficult if not impossible to pick a favorite speaker so I will stick to one quote that has bounced around in my head from time to time during BMSW3 and share it with you. 
John Maxwell opined that most people have an interest in bettering themselves but just don’t know how to do it or even identify what it is they need to do.  He suggested that people have “uphill hopes, but downhill habits”.  If we in this program didn’t have uphill hopes we wouldn’t be participating in this endeavor.  By the same token if we didn’t have downhill habits we wouldn’t feel the need to participate.  Going forward let us not feel that we have reached the summit and return to those downhill habits.  Let us continue on that road of uphill hopes, this time with uphill habits. 


  1. I respect John Maxwell. Uphill hopes and downhill habits - very good.

  2. Very apt, and an incredibly helpful quote for me to remember! Thank you!

  3. Awesome insight! Thanks for sharing, Rich.