Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Principles of Florence Nightingale

I was doing some research for my commencement address that I'm scheduled to give next week and found this quote from Norman Cousins.

The Principles of Florence Nightingale

The first principle: the world is run by those who show up—be where the action is.

The second principle: you get more done by working with others than just yourself.

The third principle: count what counts.

The fourth principle: you don’t have to be seen to be heard.

The fifth principle: plan to get dirty.

The sixth principle: when there is darkness, light the way.

The last principle: answer humanity’s call.

“The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside us while we live.” Norman Cousins

I think there's some wisdom here for all of us... for more info on Florence Nightingale go to:

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