Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Random words of wisdom

Today's post is really about nothing in particular, just random bits of wisdom I have picked up over the years.....

  • When changing a toilet, don't cheap out on the wax
  • Milk and lemon do not go together in tea
  • Always take time to measure, level and plumb
  • If you have a heavy foot...using cruise control will save you a TON of money
  • Make time to read
  • Make a five year plan
  • If 365 days later, your five year plan is still a five year plan, you are not getting anywhere
  • Revisit your five year plan at least once a month
  • It is ok to cry
  • It's ok if you don't
  • Figure out your "why"
  • Success is the constant pursuit of a worthy ideal
  • Be worthy
  • Learn how to change a flat tire
  • Learn how to swing a hammer
  • One inch is 2.54 centimeters
  • You are more capable than you think you are
  • If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds of distance run, then yours is the earth and all that's in it (from the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling)
  • If you want to touch the sky you better learn how to kneel (U2)
  • No God, no peace....Know God, know peace
  • Make time for your Daughters
  • Sometimes you have to take the road less travelled
  • It is good to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out
  • Poo stinks. But if you kick it, it will reek to high heaven
  • Be good at politics, but don't play it.
  • Ask yourself, will it matter in five minutes, five days five years?
  • Always keep your knives sharp
  • Be prepared
  • Mind your manners
  • Read the Art of War
  • Don't just study for the sake of studying, make sure the knowledge you gain is for the benefit of others, otherwise it is useless knowledge
  • Teach your sons how to sew a button
  • Learn how to make: one awesome dish and one signature dessert.
  • Learn how to play a musical instrument
  • Learn first aid
  • Step outside your comfort zone, but not your convictions
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Be on time. Being late is a sign of disrespect....it sends a message to the other person that you think their time is not important.
  • It is just as important to end on time as it is to begin on time
  • Pay attention to the little details
  • Don't get caught in analysis paralysis
  • Dare to live to a higher standard

TiPSI Dad 



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