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My late paternal grandfather was fond of putting up famous quotations in frames around his private English school. They were intended to inspire his students. I now share with you those sayings that have changed my life, not all of which were intended to inspire.
NLP: A happy person is not a person in a set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
|Chance favours the prepared mind. -
the basis for my doctorate research into "flexibility"
|The journey is the destination. - Singapore Airlines|
The process is the product. After you finish the modelling, you can throw away the model.
Surfing the web is a journey.
|If it's fish you're looking for, why climb trees.
- an ancient Japanese saying printed on a handkerchief by Magnificent Mouchoirs|
But do we know that it's fish we're looking for, in the first place?
|If you're an optimist, then you'll always be disappointed.
If you're a pessimist, you'll never be. - Frances
Almost like Murphy's Law.
|Ask yourself when considering a new
Is it the sort of work I want to do?
Will it pay what I'm worth?
Do I like the people I will be working with?
- soldier of fortune
|Time will pass, will you?
- Harold Bickley, my high school math teacher |
He also "never promised you a rose garden."
|When I asked to be transferred to the London office, my boss said:|
If you're very good, we certainly don't want others to know and take you away. If you're bad, then we won't recommend you either. If you're just mediocre, then why should we bother?
|When I asked to attend conferences, the Queen
Bee said: |
Do you think anyone will want to talk to you if you didn't work for us?
|From some book I read in May 2000:
Transformation = from living our life to get somewhere to living our life as an expression of our being.
|When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying. - forwarded email from my former neighbour||The more you own, the more you are owned. -a
This was the subject of a letter I wrote to my family about being overburdened by all that I possess.
|Dance like no one's watching|
Work like you don't need the money
Love like you've never been hurt.
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