Monday, July 5, 2021

You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead (Stan Laurel)

Photo by Arnaud Mariat on Unsplash

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice
- David M. Burns/ Wayne Dyer/Will Durant - various people have claimed this one!

There are many such quotes expressing this idea. One of my favourites, of course, is from Groucho Marx: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

Here's another: Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude - Zig Ziglar

Another of my favourite quotes from Qui-Gon Jinn is even more succinct - your focus determines your reality.

So true.

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