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"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.
- Sometimes your mind needs more time to accept what your head already knows.
- There is a difference between knowing the truth and living it.
- Deciding what to do is easier if you decide what not to do first.
- Most of our negative thoughts are just that ― thoughts, not facts.
- Refrain from thinking about what might go wrong. Think about what could go right.
- “Success is a catalyst for failure.” — Greg McKeown
- Enduring love requires both partners to blind themselves to the annoying flaws and failings we bring to our relationship.
The Mastery of Self
- Past Self
- Present Self
- Future Self
- There are always two sides to the story. Both can be right. Both can be wrong or somewhere in between.
- The person who identifies a problem may not be the best one to resolve it.
- If you don’t say it, no one knows. If they can’t see it, it doesn’t matter. If they can’t respect it, it is irrelevant.
- A boss has the title, but a leader has the people.
- We need to ensure that we are choosing our distractions and that our distractions are not choosing us.
- We fear loss more than we value gain.
- Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning.
Is this an opinion or a fact?