“So much sorrow and pain, still I will not live in vain. Like good questions never asked, is wisdom wasted on the past.” - Ben Harper - Blessed to be a Witness
“When something dies, you don’t lose it, because you never owned it.” - Mooji
When changes happen, we try to resist. For it is very hard to give up on a dream, especially those dreams that we nurtured for years. For it is hard to wake up to the reality. We are sad, we suffer.
Yet in every change that is happening, we can see the beauty of life unfolding. If we place ourselves in this place of ours where sadness and suffering is welcome, in this place of ours where we can give empathy to ourselves, we can witness that this sadness and this suffering are manifestations of life. When we feel this way, we are alive.
When we embrace change, we say “That’s life”. It doesn’t mean that there’s nothing we can do or could have done about it....
“Though shyness per se was unacceptable, reserve was a mark of good breeding.” - Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That can’t Stop Talking
“The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter” - Edward Albee
“When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be” - Lao Tzu
“Nothing is more precious than independance and freedom” - Ho Chi Minh
“At at any point in time, knowing what has to get done, and when, creates a terrain for maneuvering.” — David Allen
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.“ — Albert Einstein
“I Fire Those Who Don’t Fit Our Company Culture” — Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
When thinking about ways to empower a team, then it’s worth stopping for a minute and consider the meaning of the word empower.
“What we hear is the quality of our listening.” - Robert Fripp
“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done” - Peter Drucker
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein
“We even identify our own selves with the jobs we do: ‘What do you do?’ is the first question we ask each other at parties, as if a job title could express a fundamental truth about our personality.” — Tom Hodgkinson
“A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one” - Rita Mae Brown
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” - Mahatma Gandhi
“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains” - Rosa Luxemburg
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say “thank you?”
- William A. Ward
“You’re no good unless you are a good assistant; and if you are, you’re too good to be an assistant.” - Martin H. Fischer
“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings” - Cheris Kramarae
“Man becomes man only by the intelligence, but he is man only by the heart.” - Henri-Frederic Amiel
“The Master said: At fifteen, I had my mind bent on learning. At thirty, I stood firm. At forty, I had no doubts. At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven. At sixty, my ear was an obedient organ for the reception of truth. At seventy, I could follow what my heart desired, without transgressing what was right.” - Confucius - The Analects of Confucius
“If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.” - Donald Knuth
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” - Pablo Picasso, Metamorphoses of the Human Form
“The worst thing a kid can say about homework is that it is too hard.” - Henry Jenkins
“Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are all born selfish.” - Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
“Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding.” - Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting