Quotes: John Paul Jones

“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.” John Paul Jones

On Neutrality

When we look at the past, the present, and the future – I find it rare that we do it with neutrality.

What do I mean by this?

What I mean is that most often, we are full of judgment and assumptions, etc. Now, this is not necessarily a “bad” thing. We need our judgments and assumptions to help us find our way.

The judgments and assumptions are only resourceful and helpful if we have a context with which to base our judgments.

Quick illustration to guide us. If I am in San Francisco and want to get to New York, I must know that I am trying to get to New York. If I don’t, then there is no reason for me to judge a particular decision as good or bad if I don’t know where I am going.

If I do know that I am trying to get from NY, however, then I can guide my judgments to enable me to actually get to my destination.

So few of us know where we are committed to going.

Quotes – Robert Brault

“Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.” Robert Brault

1 Way to Respond to Rejection

If you want to do anything creative or innovative in your life, you’d better get used to rejection.

So, you get rejected, someone says “no.”

Now what?

What if rejection or “no” simply was communicating “Can’t you be more creative than that?”

That’s how Steve Chandler recommends framing rejection.

So next time you face rejection, use it as a catalyst to get more creative.

And see what can happen!

Quotes: Emerson

“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” Emerson

Quotes: Keith Johnstone

“Those who say ‘Yes’ are rewarded by the adventures they have. Those who say ‘No’ are rewarded by the safety they attain.” Keith Johnstone

Quotes: Bruce Lee

“To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities.” Bruce Lee

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