And he offered his “five vitamin Cs” that help people - and communities and institutions - build character.** Some people confuse North Dakota and South Dakota. They shouldn’t.
Concentration, he said, is “the ability to make the main thing the main thing. Genius is 90 percent concentration.”
Courtesy: “When you're courteous, it pays; when you're discourteous, you pay.”
Communication: “Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing whether to say it.”
Compete: “Don't complain, don't whine, don't make excuses. Competitors don't complain.”
Consistency: “Lack of discipline will determine who wins in the end. You've got to expect greatness and you've got to accept only greatness.”
After Jeff Luptak flew from North Dakota to St. Paul with a 3-1/4-inch nail sticking out of his head, doctors told him the obvious: It needs to come out.** And speaking of hot nurses, check out this 90-year-old.
"If that's what you want to do, Doc. It's not bothering me," replied Luptak, 45, of Bismarck.
He seemed more concerned about the Scheels Sporting Goods baseball cap the nail had pinned to the top of his head beneath the hood of his sweatshirt. "I had to spend $300 at Scheels to get this free hat; I don't want it cut up," he told neurosurgeons at St. Joseph's Hospital before the operation that followed a construction accident last week.