Words to Live By

Quotes and Stories that Inspire our Time on Earth

by Dean Gualco



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781491775738
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781491775714
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781491775721

About the Book

“Failure is often the consequence of daring to touch the stars, but on those few
occasions when the stars are touched the world brightens from their luster.”

This book comprises the philosophies, quotes, lists, and stories that have influenced my life. Whether the journeys traveled to the highest mountains or to the lowest valleys, these philosophies have inspired me to never give in and never give up on that which is my destiny. These lists have served as the strategies and playbooks to guide my actions at home and at work. Finally, these stories have reminded me that no matter the victory or loss, greatness is within my grasp if I work hard and do the right thing.

My profound hope is that the philosophies and stories that have influenced my life will inspire you to create the philosophies and stories that will influence your own. Live your own life, not mine, but create the philosophies and lists that will serve as the roadmap for your journey, and the inspiration for when the light flickers along that path. Time is fleeting and boulders impede nearly every road you travel, but for those that can conquer their insecurities, overcome their burdens, do what is right, and live a decent and honorable life, the possibilities are limitless. You may not write the great American novel or shape the history that will define your generation, but you will surely live a life of excitement and adventure, and along the way – in some small way – make a difference in the world in which you lived.

If this book inspires just one person to journey along that path, I am eternally grateful.

About the Author

Dean Gualco is a noted author and public speaker who has served as an organizational leader, university professor, and owner of Torgun Consulting, a firm specializing in corporate change management. He earned his doctorate from the University of the Pacific and masters from the University of Southern California. He is the author of six previous books, including The Great People of our Time. and Making a Difference: Changing the World in Which you Live.