Coach’s Challenge for 10/4/10 “Quotations”
Good day team, Since I'll be on vacation over the next few weeks, I wanted to share some food for thought to inspire you to create your own weekly challenge. I've listed some of my favorite quotations below for that purpose. One of my aims before I went on my vacation this year was to use social media more appropriately for my business. To that end, I signed on to Twitter this week, which frankly, I've been slow to do. The idea of sending out sound bites to people about what I'm doing, or how I'm feeling didn't sound very appealing to me. But, then I realized that sharing pithy comments or inspiring quotes is something I would enjoy doing. In thinking about twittery things I could share, I went through many of the bits and pieces of wisdom I've collected over the years and found a collection of great quotes. If you'd like to send some of them out on your twitter feed, please feel free. "The certain test of sanity is if you accept life whole, as it is." Lao-Tzu "By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired." Nikos Kazantzakis "The winners of tomorrow will deal proactively with chaos, will look at the chaos per se as the source of market advantage, not as a problem to be gotten around." Tom Peters "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind." William James "If you've always done it that way, it's probably wrong." Charles Kettering "Simplify and then go deeper, making a commitment to what remains." Sue Bender "Accumulating choices is a way of not having to make a choice." Sue Bender "When we are frantic and feel particularly rushed, we can stop and ask, "Rushing for what?" Sue Bender "Work is love made visible." Kahlil Gabran "In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood Where the true way was wholly lost." Dante "I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others." 46 year old's discovery "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Ghandi "Depending on the circumstances, You should be hard as a diamond, Flexible as a willow, Smooth-flowing like water or as empty as space." Morihei Ueshiba "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." Goethe "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. " Ben Franklin "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly." Anonymous "Be what you is, cuz if you be what you ain't, then you ain't what you is." Grave marker, Boothill Cemetary, Tombstone, Arizona "An Amish woman told me, Making a batch of vegetable soup, it's not right for the carrot to say I taste better than the peas, or the pea to say I taste better than the cabbage. It takes all the vegetables to make a good soup!" Sue Bender “A problem cannot be solved at the level of consciousness in which it occurs."Albert Einstein "When, with breaking heart, I realize this world is only a dream, the oak tree looks radiant. Anryu Suharu "Simply trust. Do not petals fall Just like that. Seiki "It's not about becoming more. It's about allowing ourselves to be what we have already become." Kathleen Doyle-White "Women dress well in countries where they undress often." French Proverb Note: I'll be on vacation in France for the next two weeks, returning on 10/19. The next challenge will be published on October 24, 2010. Have a good few weeks,
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