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Say it in Latin, Celeritas et Veritas

June 15, 2016 6 Comments

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Celeritas et veritas is my new favorite Latin phrase. It means promptness and truth. My father had a catch phrase by which he was known during his career which was, “Hurry every chance you get.”  I think hurrying is overrated, and truth underrated.  If I create my own coat of arms I will make Celeritous et Veritas my motto.  I have been very attached to my 3 P’s for decades. They are:

  • Punctuality
  • Politeness
  • Professionalism

In my mind these are the tenants that apply to best practices in business, pleasure, and civic matters.  I judge people on their ability to be prompt, allowing for circumstances. Some folks have erratic schedules and responsibility loads based on family or career.  I have been in that position myself, juggling multiple tasks.  We are not always able to be perfectly prompt, but if tardiness is a chronic habit politeness and professionalism are completely destroyed. Those who never show up on time are passively aggressive and are shunned in my world after a reasonable trail period.  All relationships would benefit from more promptness and truth.  What is your Latin motto, gentle reader?

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