Friday, February 26, 2010

Inspired by Verbal Insights

‘Screw it. Just do it!’ ~ Richard Branson

Either you run the day or the day runs you.’ ~ Jim Rohn

‘To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.’ ~ Dali Lama

‘Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.’ ~ Walt Disney.

I adore quotations! In the past month, I have read tweets by friends that included quotations from famous people. I have re-tweeted them, that is, sent them out to my friends. These quotes come from people, past and present.

Quotations may be an insight or hindsight of observed behaviors. Insight is what we receive at a certain point in time in the present. Hindsight is what we can reflect on from experience, and includes wisdom. That why we say that the wisdom of hindsight tends to be clear.

I have found that some quotations can become one’s beliefs or strategies for success. I have picked up investment, sporting and innovation tips from these bursts of sharing – be it personal or commercial. Some are great reminders for what to do, be mindful of, and consider.

Inspiration can be found in such sayings and utterances. Sometimes, even off the cuff remarks may contain slivers of brilliance. These are the ‘a-ha’ moments you wished you owned or originated.

Sometimes, it is just a one-liner that slays our intellect and scratches our sense of humour. So, lead with a quote. Make sure that you buy into it first.

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