Wednesday, November 30, 2011

From 2003

Most decisions are generally based on current thoughts.

Sometimes thoughts are opinions.

"He is able who thinks he is able."


Sometimes opinions are based on current beliefs and emotions.

Chances are that the less emotion used to make initial decisions,
the better subsequent decisions will be.

“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened
are always interesting to me, because as we know,
there are known knowns, there are things we know we know.

We also know there are known unknowns;
that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.

But there are also unknown unknowns
– the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

- Donald Rumsfeld

Chances are that better decision-making
may increase overall returns with less risk and time.

Sometimes, what you think you may need
is really what you want
and what you think you may want
is really what you need.

You might think you need a new car
or an in-ground sprinkler system, but in reality,
these kinds of things may be what you want.

Sometimes it may be a good idea
to figure out what not to think.

Chances are that higher quality of thought
may lead to higher levels of belief and clarity of want,
which may lead to higher levels of achievement and happiness.

“Whatever failures I have known,
whatever errors I have committed,
whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life
have been the consequence of action without thought”

- Bernard M. Baruch

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