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Live your life as an exclamation, not as an explanation

Things to Think About

By Pepper de Callier

"Live your life as an exclamation, not as an explanation." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I love this quote for its simplicity and its power.  One’s approach to life, and one’s attitude are a potent contagion.  They first infect the carrier, and then spread to all those around the carrier in a way that drives everyone’s attitude and approach to that person—good as well as bad.  Your “exclamation” does not need to be shouted from the rooftops, it can be displayed in the quiet determination to learn, to grow, and to be the best possible you you can be.  How have you been living your life, exclaiming, or explaining?

Till next time…

About the Author: Pepper de Callier is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at