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Success Quote – Apr. 24, 2018

I enjoy Kahil Gibran’s quotes. Long before we had words and phrases like mind set and frame of mind, he spoke about these things as part of how we might greet each day and live life to the fullest. It is essential to be in the present moment.


“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
—Kahlil Gibran


Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

16 responses »

  1. A great write; an equally great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. So true but so easy to forget. Thanks for the reminder Ivon.

  3. The purveyors of the Universal Wisdom bless us with their timeless presence. Thanks for sharing.

  4. The sentiment is a gentle reminder for those tired and weakened by the eternal struggle. If I had time I would study why there are days of sturdy clarity and those of inability to rise to the challenges of the day. Personally, I have lived much of my life through mantras of the purveyors of positive attitude. I truly believe that we have much power in convincing ourselves to “carpe diem”.

    Thank you Ivon for the reminder.

    • You are welcome George. I have faith we learn more from the inability to rise to the challenges.

      • Is that Stoicism? I have been reading about the obstacle being the path recently. Or more Buddhism of the enjoyment of the suffering?

      • There is a little bit of both. I find Stoicism and Zen Buddhism, in this case Alan Watts, overlap in many ways. Watts was a significant interpreter of Zen philosophy and wrote about the beauty of uncertainty. I also find overlaps with Taoist philosophy.

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  6. Words to live by. Thank you!!

  7. This is the best thing I’ve ever read ♥
    Keep going dear!


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