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Keep Memories Close!



“Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never tell.”

            ~ Louisa May Alcott


“Take care of all your memories for you cannot relive them.”

            ~ Bob Dylan


“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” 

            ~ L.M. Montgomery


“Memories are the key, not to the past, but to the future.”

            ~ Corrie Ten Boom


I’m just back from a trip to the Ottawa Valley.   I grew up there and eventually went to university in Ottawa.  The trilliums were in full bloom as was the tulip festival in Ottawa.   The valley is sprinkled with memories.   And a trip ‘home’ keeps the memories close.  You can feel it, see it, smell it and hear it in every step.  The ability to keep memories close made me who I am.  And who I was as a leader.

The ability to keep memories close was a definite asset in my work life.   In early years remembering experiences I did not want to repeat and remembering people I wanted to emulate contributed to the path I choose to walk.   When the work got complicated and intense it was worth remembering past successes and the stumbles and their lessons.  It was worth remembering that everyone has their own memories that shape their being.   That fact, alone, can help any leader through the difficult and often complicated issues of any work place.  The ability to keep memories close enables a leader to be compassionate, fair and firm.  Memories give context to dreams and the future.

BMG wants to be part of your memories and the future path that you take.  The excellence of BMG lies in the memories of the work we do.


Written by Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant


Photo Copyright:  Jozsef Bagota, www.123rf.com

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