Thursday, April 27, 2017

wisdom 174

 Wisdom makes
Knowledge
Understandable

I have learned many things 
About the care and feeding of
The human body and mind
But it's only in the last few years
I have consistently implement it
You can't become wise without 
Knowledge
 But you can have vast knowledge  
And still be a fool

Wisdom makes
Knowledge
Understandable
day 28,200

                   

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Direction 173

 Direction 
Not position
Determines the
Outcome

We all start somewhere
With almost no control over
What we do, learn or how we
 Spend our time
But at some point
We have to set a course
Make a plan
Take responsibility for our future
Where we start is almost irrelevant
Where we are headed and
What we are learning
Will shape our destiny

 Direction 
Not position
Determines the
Outcome
day 28,199

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Certalnty 172

 Certainty stops 
Inquiry

What can we really be certain about
The changing of the seasons, gravity
The day and night cycle
What we should eat
There are many different theories on that
That change yearly
The older I get
The less I am sure of
I am certain that I'll never know
What I don't know 
And most of what I think I know 
Can change in an instant
Question everything

Certainty stops 
Inquiry
day 28,198

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mastership 171

 The road to
Mastership
Is strewn with
Bad plans and
False starts

Fear of the mistakes
And the miss guided quest for
Perfection
Hold us back more than 
Errors and miscalculations
Get in motion an ill-conceived plan
Will do more for our education
Then thinking something to death
Bad plans and mistakes
Are our friends and teachers
The road to
Mastership
Is strewn with
Bad plans and
False starts
day 28,196

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Small thing 170

    A small thing
    Repeated 
   Is not a
   Small plane

          Pennies in a piggy bank
         10 minutes a day practicing the guitar
          Exercise every day equals fitness
          One bag of potato chips every day
          Equals fatness
          Things accumulate

          A small thing
          Repeated
          Is not a
          Small thing
         day 28,195
        Seth Godin



3-22-17

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thinking 169

 Are we thinking 
Creatures that feel
Or feeling creatures
That think

So many of our basic responses
Are hard wired in from birth
Fear, hunger, reproduction and anger
I can try to think away my hunger
But I never had any luck with that
If we perceive a threat
It's the rare person that can think away
Feelings of fearfulness
And on the flip side
It's common and simple to think our way into
Anger, fearfulness or feeling sexy
?

 Are we thinking 
Creatures that feel
Or feeling creatures
That think
day 28,194

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Noble things 168

 All noble things
Are as difficult
As they are
Rare

Great works are simple
All it takes is
Vision,know how  and persistence
In 1783 R deRozior
Went aloft for the first time 
in a hot air balloon
120 years later the Wright brothers
Made the first powered flight in N. C.
Today there are more than 22,000 flights
Every day in the United States
T Edison tried 1000s of different materials
Before he found a filament that would last
Now 138 years later
Electric lighting is everywhere
The efforts of a few empowered the many

 All noble things
Are as difficult
As they are
Rare
Spinoza
day 28,193