Listen earnestly to anything [your children] want to tell you, no matter what.
If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
Wife said sometime back, and I repeat often to colleague with full credits,
my job is to make my boss’s job easier.
Which I agree, because it is beyond agreeing with everything, but making sure everything work smoothly and every one enjoys the work.
Recently, someone said he have one better,
my job is to make my boss look good
Gotta disagree, and after understanding more, disagree more.
Finally, I settle on this,
My job is to make my boss better, my people better, and we all get better, for the students
Oh well, back to work.
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your mission and your mission in your heart.
Paraphrased from Thomas J. Watson, IBM founder
She is 84cm at 2 yrs old!
Which means 168cm adult height… we shall see. 🙂
I have been hearing this, and I really ought to be penning this down.
“We are in the job of education, developing people, both for our students as well as for our peers.”
A colleague just share this quote with me:
“It’s like telling Picasso he has to paint this tree and not that tree. If you let him paint the tree he wants to paint, you will get great pieces of art. If you tell him what to paint, you’ll get average pieces of art.”,
This was originally used to describe the top-down approach by Paul Nurse, then my colleague saw it for the context of knowledge building. I see it as life.
And I day
We are all Picasso, and life is our canvas. Let us master our canvas and make the best out of it.
I heard this couple of months back,
“People/assessment will always be subjective, but with many data points, it will tend towards objectivity.”
The sky may be dark, but the stars are the brightest when it is dark.
“It shouldn’t be bitter or sour (jealous).” This is as true as it is for coffee, as it is for (life). ~ Jx
For coffee, the sign of acidity implies under-brewing which is not palatable. While over-brewing, it gives coffee the bitter taste.,.
For life, the act of jealousy (like ‘eating sour grapes’) and resentment(bitter) are both not desired.
I was recently reminded by my peers in the 30s and young friends in the 20s about passion, about pursuing our dreams.
I just can’t stop going to Steve Job’s Standford Commencement Speech, http://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc
Connecting Dots, Love and Loss, Death – Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish
There are so many truths, so many paragraphs that resonates, but I suppose, the following two are the ones which I often refer to… which sums up passion so strongly..
“I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”