ASPIRE is less something we achieve and more something that our hearts desire. The man who aspires to make great art or compose great music is not inclined to stop once he has made a beautiful sculpture or orchestrated a great musical movement. To the contrary, these accomplishments are what ignite and fuel the flame that burns within him. These flames, like the candle in a dark room, illuminate the precious truth, and affirm what we have felt all along, that we do ASPIRE. Success is the Mitzvah of the human soul. It is the ratification of our longing to be more.
Managers are directors not correctors. Staunch corrective behavior is destructive to the motivational fabric of an organization or home environment. The perpetual reprove of a manager or parent is like having sand in your carpet; every step that you take wears out the fiber until all you have is a tattered and torn remnant of what use to be. Directors, on the other hand, spend most of their time looking for ways to “extract the creative juices” from actors. They correct, but they also encourage…
From: dean cleavenger, unpublished manuscript “ASPIRE”