> Sometimes, the fear of defeat is greater than the joy of victory…doesn’t make it right, though.
It’s all about “Oooops!” vs. “What if..”
> It’s often easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Just do it.
> Always look both ways before crossing the street.
Up & down.
> I’d rather be abused than ignored.
(That’s from years of being in Operations.)
> A smart person really knows a lot of stuff.
A really-smart person realizes that he doesn’t.
> Don’t confuse education with being intelligent.
Don’t confuse intelligence with being smart.
Don’t confuse being smart with always making the right decision.
But, most importantly of all, don’t confuse “stationery” with “stationary” or “complimentary” with “complementary”.
> There’s a huge difference between “getting in early” & “starting to work early”, just like there is between “staying late” & “working late”.
> And while past performance doesn’t necessarily guarantee future results, it’s often a pretty good predictor.
A leopard rarely changes its spots…but you can be the exception.
> The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over again, but expecting different results.
(Attributed to Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein & Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds)
> In “today’s world” (and this has been true for as long as I can remember), the only constant is change.
> An easily-irritated doctor has no patients.
Just as a broken change machine makes no cents.
Patience. Sense. Duh.
> “Please stop eating fatty food!”
Or was it, “Please stop eating, Fatty – – food!”
> It definitely is better to have loved & lost than simply to have gotten lost.
> “You may be book smart, but you’re still a horse’s ass!”
My Dad to me, circa 1975.
Probably still true.
> You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be graphite.
(“Psssst, what’s this ‘pencil’ thingie???”)
> Don’t underestimate the value of an education from the School of Hard Knocks.
> If necessity was the Mother of Invention, was she married to Frank Zappa?
(That’s why there’s Google.)
> I’d rather be lucky than good!
> I’ve always told my people, “If you don’t leave work tired…physically, mentally &/or emotionally…you just haven’t worked hard enough!”
Yeah, I know, it’s better to work smart than work hard.
But it’s best to work smart AND work hard.
> A watched pot never boils.
But a boiled watch had better be waterproof.
> For years, I was on a special seafood diet…
See food? Eat it!
> After I went to my first doctor’s visit (after 20-something years), Dr. Morgan, looking at the results from a battery of tests she ran on me, turned & said, “In my entire career, I have never seen numbers like this for someone who was still alive!”
She was in her 60s at the time.
> Did you know that if you suffer from acid reflux at night, it’s better to sleep on your left side? (Absolutely true!)
> “What’s the largest organ in the human body?”…
…said the man who just swallowed a Hammond.
(Only some hafta Google this one…)
> I hate losing way more than I enjoy winning.
> Why did the ancient Kingdom of Turkey fall?
It slipped on the Greece.
> It’s “pathetic”, not “patethic”.
> Who once said that “Ignorance is BLISI”?
(Brooklyn/Staten Island/Long Island region of Citi was referred to as BLISI…bliss-ey)
P. Fasano? C. Cuddy? R. Cruz?
> if the Electoral College is the greatest thing since sliced bread, then why isn’t it used in state elections? Would seem to be even more appropriate there, no?
On that note…
Thank you, as always, for listening!