I’ve been getting little emails every day with nice motivational quotes. Stuff like “What you think, you become” and “Success means doing what makes you happy” When you are an inventor like me, everybody is more than willing to give you advice — most of it negative. I guess negative advice is the safest to give. Getting little emails each day makes me think of all the other folks who perservered. They keep me focused.
Lately I’ve been getting repeats. It started a couple weeks ago, when I got “Whatever you’re ready for is ready for you.”
I distinctly remembered hearing that one before.
The next Monday, I got “If you’ve had wonderful family relationships, you will be able to call yourself a true success in life no matter what else you’ve achieved.”
Now I know I had that one before.
What’s up? Are the guys at the motivational quote company sending me a hint? Should I have been paying more attention to being ready for things that are ready for me? And just what the heck does that mean, anyway? Sounds like something they would say on the old Kung Fu show.
“The grasshopper is ready for the things that are ready. He does not wait for readiness to arrive”
I never understood those bald guys in that Kung Fu show. Every episode, David Carradine would get into some kind of trouble, then he would remember some bald guy telling him about grasshoppers. At the beginning of the show, they had a bunch of bald guys throwing spears at him, which he deflected, making him walk over hot coals, and shooting arrows at him.
I don’t think those bald guys liked David Carradine that much.
So in the interest of being self motivational, i thought I would put some quotes in here for you guys to think about. These are all quotes by respected and educated people about how silly some idea or another was. They were completely wrong. I’ll just think of them as my old bald guys for this week.
I sure hope they don’t have any guns.
And there’s nothing at all in here about grasshoppers.
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