Welcome to Brunner & Associates, Inc.
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.
One of the keys to a successful life is to have options, choices. The more choices or options one has, the better. For example, the more accomplished we are in our work, the more options we have to advance our careers. Likewise, if we save and invest wisely, we have more choices in our personal lives.
The good news is that we all have certain choices no matter our circumstances. This, to me, is wonderfully illustrated by a quote from Roy T. Bennett from his book, The Light in the Heart. Here it is:
“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.”
As we begin another new year, I would urge each one to reflect on making the right choices. It will make a difference in how your life turns out.
Self-discipline is most important personal quality for assuring long-term success. Elbert Hubbard defines discipline as, “The ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” In his book Taking the Stairs, Rory Vaden says that, “of all qualities, self-discipline is one special quality that will guarantee you greater successes, bigger accomplishments, and more fulfilling happiness.” Wow!
The challenge for many is that establishing discipline in one’s life is hard and, therefore, most folks don’t do it. Those who persist, reap huge dividends down the road. I love what Jim Rohn says about this: “You will either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” So, you can’t get away from some pain but here’s the punch line per Rohn: “The pain of discipline weighs ounces but the pain of regret weights tons.”
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