Now journey forth!
– Exodus 14:15
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
– Steve Jobs
in a 2005 Commencement Address
An iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
– Proverbs 27:17
A growing body of research suggests that having just a few nasty, lazy or incompetent characters around can ruin the performance of a team or an entire organization–no matter how stellar the other employees.
– Robert Sutton, The Wall Street Journal
How a Few Bad Apples Ruin Everything: What harm can a handful of nasty or incompetent employees do? A lot more than you think
Let us not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see in it the guiding hand of a loving God
To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives–the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections–that requires hard spiritual work.
– Henri J.M. Nouwen
Bread for the Journey
When parents and children are temperamental opposites, the results can be explosive. Type A parents, driven by nature, often have to ease up on Type B kids, who are more dreamy and mellow. When the pattern is reversed, relaxed Type B parents often feel outpaced by revved-up Type A offspring. These matchups can cause conflict beyond the normal parenting challenges.
– Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal
Mellow Children: Driven Type A’s Often Struggle To Raise Type B Kids
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also for those of others.
– Philippians 2: 3-4
Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.
– Albert Einstein