How to give yourself a winning hand.
In the past wee while I’ve written over One Million published words on a range of subjects, including leadership, change and complexity, Mindfulness, well being and well doing.
I also do a lot of public speaking, as well as team, large group and Board facilitation, and I’m an executive coach — On Mondays!
I’m a communicator and connector of ideas, insights and inspiration — And in my quest to seek first to understand and then be understood, I’ve accumulated an elephant’s sufficiency of great quotes, inspiring words, pithy aphorisms and the odd bon mot. To reach across and illuminate, accentuate, frame and nail the moment.
So, in service to you, here are my Top 21, in no particular order and clearly attributed where I know the source.
Please enjoy, use if the mood and moment are right — And fare-thee-well:
- “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth” — Marcus Aurelius
- “Even in the midst of winter, I find within myself invincible summer” — Albert Camus
- “What is heaven for if a persons reach cannot exceed their grasp” — Robert Browning
- “Seek first to understand, then be understood” — Stephen R Covey
- “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are” — CS Lewis
- “No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point”—Jean-Paul Sartre
- “Everything is foreseen, except naturally what is going to happen” — Rene Lardert de Lacharriere
- “The difficulty lies not in the new, but in escaping the old” — John Maynard Keynes
- “Everything must change in order to remain the same” — Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
- “The barrier to change is not too little caring, it’s too much complexity” — Bill Gates
- “You can’t solve an existing problem with the same mindset that created it” — Albert Einstein
- “When one door closes another can open, but we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which opened for us” — Helen Keller
- “Not everything you count, counts” — William Bruce Cameron
- “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction” — E F Schumacher
- “Happiness doesn’t lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it” — Fyodor Dostoevsky
- “An amateur borrows — A genius steals” — Pablo Ruiz Picasso
- “Monotony collapses time, novelty unfolds it” — Joshua Foer
- “Give me a place to stand and I will move the world” — Archimedes
- “E Pur Si Muove — The Earth is Moved” — Galileo
- “I found Rome built in clay, I leave it in marble” — Emperor Augustus of Rome
- “Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit — Nothing comes out of nothing” — Rene Descartes
So, Go Get It!
I am all about making the complex less complex, the tough stuff not so tough and putting the unreachable within reach of everyone. I am author of ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search Of A Life More Meaningful’ (All new updated 2nd Edition coming Autumn 2018) available on Amazon and www.bookboon.com; the ‘Coffee & A Cup of Mindfulness’ and the ‘Mindful Hacks For Mindful Living & Mindful Working’ series. I am also a Contributing Author to The Huffington Post and a Contributing Writer to Thrive Global. You can follow the continuing journey Uncovering Mindfulness on Twitter @TheMindfulBook and at @Paul_Mudd
Originally published at medium.com