You know who the best managers are? They are the great individual contributors who never ever want to be a manager but decide they have to be a manager because no one else is going to be able to do a good as job as them.

– Steve Jobs

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

– Jim Rohn

If you don’t like what you’re doing at work… do something else.

If you can’t do something else at work, get a hobby… it will push you in the right direction.

You don’t like doing anything at all? Now that’s a big fat lie.

There’s always something else… that can make you happy.

There’s no magic fairy that is going to come along and fix everything. You’re not that lucky, nobody is.

Change, work harder, and it will pay off.

Looking though some old links I had stored stone-age style (in a text file in a folder I hadn’t looked in for years) I found a link to a wonderful collection of quotes gathered by Eugene Fink. Samples: Life is too important to take seriously. (Corky Siegel) If you don’t care where you are, then you ain’t lost. You cannot successfully determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter. I didn’t know it was impossible when I did it. Conceptual Inertia: If you think…Continue Reading “A glorious collection of wonderful quotes”

An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.

— John Tukey

Everything changes, nothing remains without change. – Buddha (Gautama Siddharta) In my last post I was talking about treating everything as a project and how change is inherent. This is one of the principles that I live by, one of the simple rules that guide me. For me, there are 2 ways to handle change: believe it when people say that something is set in stone, unchangeable… fixed – and have an incredibly bad day when everything changes always consider everything in flux. have a plan…Continue Reading “Change is inherent – expect it”

a quote and a short story on perspective

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer A short story: I almost went from being irritated because of something to being angry at somebody (unrelated to the something) today. There was this guy that was trying to do something in a far more complex way than he should have. He was at it for a while and it didn’t quite come out how he wanted to. I was already  a little edgy because of a…Continue Reading “a quote and a short story on perspective”

Before you speak… THINK

Photo by capturecreation Before you speak…. THINK T – is it TRUE? H – is it HELPFUL? I – is it INSPIRING? N – is it NECESSARY? K – is it KIND? I got this from a friend and I liked it, its usefulness and truth. I don’t know its exact source but I do remember a quote I once read that basically said the same think, in a less graphic way. “Before you speak, think -Is it necessary? Is it true? Is it kind?…Continue Reading “Before you speak… THINK”

10 Jim Rohn quotes for 2012

Here are my 10 favourite  Jim Rohn quotes: Photo by sutherlandviolin Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Make measurable progress in reasonable time. Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. If you really want to…Continue Reading “10 Jim Rohn quotes for 2012”