Saturday, July 15, 2023

Serious Advice

"If you're an apple, don't try to be a peach.  It can lead to a life of fruitlessness."

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

What You Often Find...

  "What you often find when you reach out to someone who seems cold and aloof is that they are just aloof."

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Sunday Sermonettes

 "Oftentimes, the person you think needs to be taken down a peg really needs a small word of praise.  It is hard to be humble when no one is proud of you."

"The world knows how to straighten out a spoiled child but never makes it up to a child deprived."

"Sometimes the difference between a sense of loneliness and a sense of community is just a silent nod  of greeting from a passing stranger."

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Easy Way Out

"There is always an easy way out, and it often comes disguised as some kind of noble act, as when you decide that someone who deserves better from you would be better off without you." 

Thursday Thought

It is hard to change someone's mind who, after you've presented to them an indisputable array of contrary evidence, says to you, "You're just trying to change my mind." 

Saturday, July 1, 2023

How To Succeed

 A common failing of management is to mistake efficiency for redundancy.  If a job is going well, management's first instinct is to assume that those doing the job are unnecessary and expendable.

The sad reality is that the more quietly efficient you are at your job, the more vulnerable you become at the next downsizing. Better to be seen as a problem solver, even if you must cause the problem in the first place.