July 29, 2016

YOU CAN TRUST THIS

"He who does not trust enough will not be trusted."

Lao Tzu, 5th century BC Chinese philosopher

Ignoring the irony of this being said by a Chinese some 2,500 years before the current government of China came into being . . . 

A government that does not trust the citizens it attempts to govern, or management who does not trust those they attempt to manage, will ultimately fail.

July 28, 2016

FEAR BEING AFRAID

"Excessive fear is always powerless."

Aeschylus, 5th century BC Greek tragedian

Fear can protect assuming what we fear warranted being afraid of in the first place.

Often that isn't the case.

Don't deny or give into what you fear.

Create your plan to eliminate the threat and more often than not you will. 

July 27, 2016

MAYBE COMFORTABLE, JUST NOT WHERE YOU SHOULD BE

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another."

Anatole France, late 19th early 20th century French author.

One of the many reasons people resist change, even that they believe will lead to something better.

July 26, 2016

THE VALUE OF WORRY

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work."

John Lubbock, 19th century English banker/philanthropist


This says much about the value of worry.

There isn't any.

You may not eliminate it but do all you can to minimize it.

July 25, 2016

ACTUALLY WORKING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LOOKING AS THOUGH IT WILL ACTUALLY WORK

"Beauty is less important than quality."

Eugene Ormandy, 20th century Hungarian born violinist/conductor

In some instances, maybe not, but I wouldn't bank on it when creating product you want to sell.

From cars to computers, the product landscape is littered with what were initially considered attractive products whose quality ultimately proved lacking.

Looks count, just not for everything.