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Our passion is helping individuals and organizations to be all they can be.
Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.
Some years ago, I met with a couple in my church to do some financial counseling. It was basic stuff, having a budget, tracking one’s spending, holding oneself accountable, etc. When I finished my brief set of recommendations, the husband (who was a physician) said, “Mike, no disrespect but I know all those things.” I complimented him and then asked him, “But, Andy, are you doing them?” And he said no he wasn’t but he knew them.
Isn’t this often typical of us? We know what we should be doing and how but aren’t doing those things. It’s all about the doing (which takes discipline) and not the knowing. Remember:
He who knows but doesn’t do, is no better than he who doesn’t know. Or, she who knows how to read but doesn’t read is no better than she who doesn’t know how to read.
Think of all the choices you’ve made throughout your life. The big ones (e.g., where to live, where to work, whom to marry, how to spend your money) and a myriad of small ones. Well, the sum of all your choices largely determines the quality of your life.
Author Roy T. Bennett says it far better than I can in his book, The Light of the Heart:
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
Great wisdom for us all! As he said, “Choose wisely.”