The best people and organizations have the attitude of wisdom: The courage to act on what they know right now and the humility to change course when they find better evidence. The quest for management magic and breakthrough ideas is overrated; being a master of the obvious is underrated. Jim Maloney is right: Work is an overrated activity -- Bob Sutton
Are you willing to wear your white belt? -- George Leonard, Mastery.
No matter how much you plan you’re likely to get half wrong anyway. So don’t do the ‘paralysis through analysis’ thing. That only slows progress and saps morale. -- 37 Signal, Getting real
In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is. -- Albert Einstein
What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights us is so great! ... When we win it's with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. ... Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by constantly greater beings. -- Rainer Maria Rilke, The Man Watching.
The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals. ~Booker T. Washington
An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison