How about some “Good Stuff"?

By Charles Waldo

In these trying times, I thought HCBM readers could enjoy and get a lift from reading and reflecting on insights and inspirations on life and business from a variety of sources, some ancient and some current, each short and to the point, and each with the potential to brighten your day just a bit.


Enjoy. This is “good stuff.” ***

1. Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go. (anon)
2. Keep your fears to yourself; share your courage with others. (Robert Louis Stevenson)
3. A smile is contagious; be a carrier. (anon)
4. Wisdom only comes with experience and experience only comes with time. (anon)
5. Did he have seventeen years of different experiences or the same one year of experience repeated seventeen times? There is a big difference. (anon)
6. There are two types of people – those who come in a room and say, “Well, here I am,” and those who come in and say, “Ah, there you are.” Who will have the most influence? (Frederick Collins)
7. Beware of small expenses. A small leak can sink a great ship. (Benjamin Franklin)
8. If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in a pup tent with a mosquito. (Anita Roddick)
9. Don’t worry about becoming a success; but rather try to become a person of high value. (Albert Einstein)
10. Courage is contagious. When a brave person takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. (Rev. Billy Graham)
11. Have you ever seen a fish mounted on a wall with its mouth shut? (anon)
12. That which is used develops and strengthens. That which is not used wastes away. (Hippocrates)
13. The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs. (anon)
14. If there’s no wind, row. (anon)
15. If your horse is shot out from under you, get off and get another one. (Apache Indians)
16. You will never bypass your predecessor by following in her footsteps. (Irish proverb) Related: Do not follow where the trodden path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a new trail. (Muriel Strode)
17. Truths that some children have learned: # No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats; # When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair; # You can’t trust dogs to watch your food; # You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
18. To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a good person—to help them is. (Frank Clark)
19. Some Secrets to Happiness:

• Forgive and Forget.
• Admit your errors, shoulder the blame, apologize.
• Keep your temper….and your word.
• Make the most of the deal you’re dealt.
• Maintain high standards.
• Put the needs of others before your own.
• Think before acting. (anon)

20. Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indy 500 or catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood. (Pastor Charles Swindoll)
21. The Creed of a Doer: Do more than belong…. participate. # Do more than care; actively help. # Do more than just believe; put your belief into practice. # Do more than be fair; be kind, # Do more than forgive -- forget. # Do more than dream; work. (William Ward)

*** The above “Good Stuff” quotes are from various issues of Good Stuff Magazine, a wonderful, 24 pages, pocket-sized collection of insights and inspiration for better living from a wide variety of authors. 13 issues per year. Well worth the $28.99 sub cost. From Progressive Business Publications, Inc. Call 800-220-5000 to order or get a sample. Subs make good gifts for employees, customers, and family or anyone who needs a quick lift from time to time. And who doesn’t?