Speech by Brian Dyson,CEO Coca Cola

Mohan commented on my previous post Who moved my appetite away 😦  saying, i must read the famous speech by Brian Dyson, CEO Coca Cola. I managed to read the article via Google. It is really good and hence thought of sharing with you all.

If anyone knows the original source of this, please let me know so I can link to it.

Here it goes,

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or evenshattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life.

How?

  • Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
  • Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
  • Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
  • Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
  • Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
  • Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together.
  • Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be pave.
  • Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find time. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings!
  • Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.
  • Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
  • Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
  • Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way…

–Brian G. Dyson

President and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises during his speech at the Georgia Tech 172nd Commencement Address Sept. 6, 1996

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44 thoughts on “Speech by Brian Dyson,CEO Coca Cola

  1. Beautiful! Inspiring!! Love this speech, I am copy pasting it and sharing it with my family.

    Each one is a gem, but these two struck a special chord,
    # Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
    # Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

    How much happier we would be if students all over India also understood this.

    • True very true..if Every student understands this across India..I am sure there will be less suicide cases..I too loved this article a lot..hence shared with blogsphere 😀

  2. I am not sure, but I guess even I received this a fwd before. Thanks for sharing it and making me read them once again. I should put this in our companys notice board 😀 😀 😀

  3. Thank you for this great read.
    Very very valid points..
    I always believe in this theory
    “Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you”

    Wonderful post and I am gonna forward this to few of my friends

  4. Cool. Actually I read this somewhere a year ago, but I don’t really remember the source. Each and every word written is real, and that you can apply it effortlessly in your life. What you gotta know is a few laws. Try reading The Third Jesus by Deepak Chopra, or the direct one The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, but don’t take the latter one for granted, research on it, or read the earlier one after that.

    Have a good day! 🙂

  5. Sigh. If only it were as easy to actually follow what the speech says, life would be so much simpler! But then that’s we all are, it is always tougher to ingrain something that is so obvious, and laid down right in front of us 🙂

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