Quotes by Charles A. Garfield

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Dr. Charles Garfield has been recognized internationally as the founder of Shanti, a widely acclaimed volunteer organization, and the Shanti National Training Institute (SNTI). For nearly thirty years, he has pioneered the development of service oriented volunteer organizations and the training of volunteers in a wide variety of applications. For his work with Shanti and for originating the Shanti model of peer support, Garfield was named National Activist of the Year—one of America's highest awards to individuals making voluntary contributions in public service. He has also received recognition by grateful cities and organizations large and small, e.g. a Mayor's Day in his honor in San Francisco, key to the city of Schenectady, New York, and many others.

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It takes no genius to observe that a one man band never gets very big.
Can you have more than one major MISSION pervading your life? NO. That would be like coming to a fork in the road and trying to go both ways by straddling it.
Values provide perspective in the best of times and worst.
Peak performers develop powerful mental images of the behavior that will lead to the desired results. They see in their mind's eye the result they want, and the actions leading to it.
The fact is, the difference between peak performers and everybody else are much smaller than everybody else thinks.
Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.
A mission could be defined as an image of a desired state that you want to get to. Once fully seen, it will inspire you to act, fuel your imagination and determine your behavior.
I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.