If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
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Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
The best way out is always through.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Love understands all languages.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.