March 04, 2015

THE AGREED UPON TIME


"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet/playwright.

While not being on time is occasionally a good thing, such as when you arrive late and miss a flight that later crashes, that's about it.

You won't get ahead if you don't plan to and actually do get there on time.

March 03, 2015

THE POINTY HAIRED BOSS THINKS SO, IT MUST BE TRUE


"Could everything be done twice it would be done better."

Proverb

Along with "measure twice, cut once", advice to think before acting.

Very good advice and not just for what we do but as well what we say.

March 02, 2015

IMPERFECT PERFECTIONISTS


"Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it."

Salvador DalĂ­ (1904-1989) Spanish surrealist painter.

We refer to some as perfectionists and maybe you see yourself as one.

You're not, I'm certainly not, no one is, they don't exist.

A few of us strive for perfection but even in that we fall short.

That's ok; perfecting the continued attempt is more than most will ever accomplish.

February 27, 2015

MOST LIKELY TO . . . ?


"Popularity? It's glory's small change."

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet/dramatist/novelist.

Given a choice I think most of us would choose to be popular.

Just don't let that be the only thing you choose to be.

February 26, 2015

WIN THE LOTTERY OR PLAN


"Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal."

Unknown

Not always; most people who buy winning lottery tickets do so without planning.

But for the rest of us having a plan is a good thing.

February 25, 2015

EVOLVING FROM ONE TO THE OTHER


"Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious."

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

So if true, and I believe it is, the question is can you become one if you are already the other?

With effort, often great effort, yes.

Change for the good is never easy but always worth doing.

February 24, 2015

BEWARE PRE JUDGEMENT


"Always have your hook baited in the pool you least think there will be a fish."

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

This reminds me how often the business I thought my company would win didn't happen, while we frequently got that I was fairly certain we wouldn't.

I guess the moral is, if you're going to fish be ready to catch.

February 23, 2015

INEVITABLE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER


"That which is escaped now is pain to come."

Proverb

Everyone occasionally puts off unpleasantness.

But you cannot avoid the unavoidable forever and attempting to do so only makes bad worse.

February 20, 2015

CAPTIVE TO OPINIONS YOU INSIST ARE TRUE


"An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold him."

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.

It's not so much a matter of your opinions being true as it is your insistence they are. 

Once you reject alternative views you give up your own right of choice.