Sunday, January 28, 2007

Be still and have thy will

Be still and have thy will

This sounds like the lazy man's philosophy but is there any truth in it?

How many times have you expended a great deal of time and effort on a project to eventually conclude that it was all a waste of time and you would have been better off doing nothing? It does happen. Everything come to him who waits is another saying in this vein. Masterly inactivity is sometimes seen as the best way to cope with a problem. Very often finding the right time to act is the key, and knowing when to do nothing is a shrewd part of this. You can be too clever for your own good so try looking before you leap and thinking first.

Dozing in your bed can sometimes be the best way to get things done.


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Sunday, January 21, 2007

The little which is good fills the trencher

The little which is good fills the trencher

In a world of obese people this old saying should make instant sense. Good health comes from moderation and where there is good health there is likely to be good sense.

How many offers do you see where the seller tries to impress you with the amount that you will get, believing that you will fall for all the bonus offers? What you really want is quality: something that does what it is supposed to do and brings the benefits that you need.

Children who overeat are often told that "their eyes are bigger than their bellies" but at all ages humans can be deceived by quantity versus quality. A little of what you fancy does you good; too much can kill you!

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

One today is worth two to-morrows

One today is worth two to-morrows

Procrastination, putting things off till tomorrow is often expressed in the Spanish word manĂ£na. Something postponed till tomorrow very often never gets done.

"Don't put off till tomorrow what can be done today" is much the same idea and "Strike while the iron is hot" conveys a similar concept of "action now". "There is no time like the present". "Just do it".

Many people have recognised and proverbalised our tendency to use a postponement as a lazy excuse to avoid an irksome but necessary task - after all "tomorrow might never come".

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Little chips light great fires

Little chips light great fires

Stone Age man discovered this hundreds of thousands of years ago when he used two sticks and a lot of effort to start his tinder smoking. Add little dry pieces of wood and very soon you can burn whole trees.

This principle of starting small and gradually building up has been used countless times through countless ages by countless people - it works. The problem is that it needs patience and persistence so many people give up too soon. If you know that something really does work it is necessary to give it the time and effort it needs.

You too can experience the pleasure and satisfaction of a great blaze in whatever field of interest you choose if you get the little chips working for you.

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