Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
– Henry Ford
I thought this was so true. In my day job, people come to me with problems but they don’t really understand what the exact problem is. A lot of noise clouds the underlying problem and so having a clear and precise statement of the issue makes solving it so much easier.
John Dewey, American philosopher and psychologist. You eloquent son of a gun.
How does this statement agree with you?
I was writing up my up e-book and I had a mini revelation about how our actions are very much how others perceive us. The interesting thing is that a whole bunch of other perceptions and beliefs about myself cloud that.
Perhaps a more accurate view of one’s self can be taken by purely perceiving what is physically done.
I thought that this was a very eloquent way to describe the dream like manner in which thoughts can arise. It also describes how these thoughts can be taken as identity which I think you shouldn’t do but for a lot of people it inevitably happens.
There is, in sanest hours, a consciousness, a thought that rises, independent, lifted out from all else, calm, like the stars, shining eternal. This is the thought of identity.
– Walt Whitman
I reflect back on the trials I’ve put myself and I totally agree with this one.
What’s your trial and what did you learn from it?
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
– W.H. Auden
Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them