To Our Readers

I love to hear what people have to say when you ask them a hindsight question.

That's what author Richard Edler did for his book If I Knew Then What I Know Now. Edler asked a handful of successful executives to pass along the wisdom they wish they had been told twenty-five years ago. Some of what the executives had to say is as funny as it is smart. "Open your mail at 4:30 in the afternoon," advised a former advertising manager. That way, he believes, you come in to work and have the day that you planned to have, instead of letting the mail drive your day for you! Another executive, like many others in the book, went a bit deeper: "The true secret weapon to succeed in this life is this: if you want to be first, go to the back of the line. I'm talking about the Golden Rule. ... It has been around for thousands of years for a reason."

The whole idea of telling people what you've learned from experience, what works, what doesn't, what to watch for in life, what to avoid, is an extension of living the Golden Rule—and of being a sentinel. It's what the writers in this week's Sentinel have tried to do: give to readers the inspiring and healing ideas that they themselves have found inspiring and healing.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

January 26, 1998

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