The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
-Poet William James
Category Archives: quotable
The turtle never went anywhere until it stuck its neck out.
Reward requires risk.
This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
About 15 years ago, I was starting my college experience at Lee University in Tennessee. I started as a Music Major, but after a year decided on a different path. I ended up studying psychology, the study of human behavior. In developmental psychology, we were given the definition of growth. To paraphrase, the definition of growth in developmental psychology was positive change over time. The fact is that from birth, we are in a constant state of change. Either it’s positive change (growth), or negative change (atrophy, death, deterioration). Let’s embrace and strive towards positive change. If you do not embrace and seek change, change will find you on it’s terms.
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
~W. Edwards Deming
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day yesterday…
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
In England, gun ownership is almost completely forbidden. You can own a gun if you store it at a local armory and it is for sporting purposes like target, skeet, clay pigeons, and hunting. I thought this was a pretty funny quote.
In England, if you commit a crime, the police don’t have a gun and you don’t have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say “Stop, or I’ll say stop again.” -Robin Williams
I’m pretty excited about the upcoming release of The Saturn Project‘s Anthems for a Broken World. This is seriously good music from normal guys with abnormally big dreams. These dreams are giving birth to a reality that will change the lives of a lot of people on the other side of the planet from me. With that as the back drop, I wanted to bring a quote which expresses my feelings on music.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.