January 30, 2015

THE MIND'S "TRUTHS"


"The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. "


D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer

Something to think about the next time you're certain.

January 29, 2015

I INTENDED TO POST THIS YESTERDAY BUT . . .


"I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions."

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet

As with offering to pay for groceries using money you intended but did not bring to the store, your intentions to do most anything are only valuable when you actually do them.

January 28, 2015

I'LL THANK YOU NOT TO BE INGRATEFUL


"Too great a hurry to discharge an obligation is a kind of ingratitude."

Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer

Remember to thank those who helped you on your way up while you are on your way up.

January 27, 2015

THE MANAGER'S CREED?



"It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it."

Unknown

Were I to be cynical I'd say this applies to a lot of managers, possibly a small majority.

Were I to be.

January 26, 2015

DID YOU KNOW . . . ?


"Most ignorance is invincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know."

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author

And I'll bet we usually don't know when we knowingly or otherwise choose not to know.

You know?

January 23, 2015

LEARN FROM MISTAKES YOU NEED NOT REPEAT


"People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors."

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer

And to their own histories.

Paraphrasing philosopher George Santayana, those who do not know their own past are condemned to repeat it.

January 22, 2015

IT MUST BE TRUE; HE'S EINSTEIN, HE KNOWS STUFF


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the universe."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist

Mr. Einstein casts a pretty big net when he refers to infinite human stupidity.

However he did so for good reason and we all have to occasionally if not often acknowledge how this applies to us.

We'd be stupid not to.

January 21, 2015

OVERLY RETIRED


"Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name."

Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist/humorist

True under any circumstance, even more so when self-imposed in idle retirement.

Think carefully what that will mean to you.

January 20, 2015

OPPORTUNITY WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT IT


"Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish."

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet

How much opportunity have you missed because you decided it wouldn't be where it actually was?

Big "wins" come infrequently, never if you aren't looking for them.