Here is one of my favorite quotes:
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start."
-Nido R. Quebin
Nido Quebin has been president of High Point University in North Carolina since 2005. He came to the United States as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His inspiring life story is one filled with adversity and abundance. Through the lens of his life accomplishments, one appreciates his current role as an educator, philanthropist, and passionate advocate for the development of our future leaders.
I have followed and studied Dr. Quebin for many years. This afternoon, I came across some notes I took during a mastermind session where he was a key contributor:
🟢 If you want more out of life, you must become more valuable.
🟢 Your value increases proportionately to the size of problems you can solve.
🟢 When you solve bigger problems, your perceived value will increase in other people's eyes.
🟢 A higher value proposition will allow you to differentiate yourself from others.
🟢 When you solve bigger problems, you will develop a higher competence level.
🟢 When you have a higher competence level, you will have a higher confidence level.
🟢 A higher confidence level will translate into higher proficiency in your career and higher compensation for your skills.
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