Well I think I have done enough "brilliant Brown bashing blogs" for now. Thank you for the positive feedback from those who saw them. Sorry, I cannot kick the ill iteration just like that and I warn you I am prone to sudden attacks now and again.
Recently I came across some really impressive words of wisdom from Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. He offered these ten insights to anyone starting out in the big bad world of business. His points are well worth considering:
1. Life isn't fair - so get used to it.
2. The world doesn't care about your self-esteem; it expects you to accomplish something before feeling good about yourself.
3. You won't make £60K a year right out of school, or be a vice president with a blackberry. You have to earn it.
4. So you think your teacher is tough? Just wait until you have a boss!
5. Flipping burgers isn't beneath you; your grandparents called it opportunity.
6. Your parents weren't always boring; it came from feeding you, cleaning your clothes and paying your bills. So before you rush out to save the rain forest from the 'parasites' of your parent's generation, try delousing your own closet first.
7. Some schools may have abolished winners and losers, but life hasn't.
8. Life isn't divided into school terms. You don't get summers off. Employers aren't interested in helping you 'find yourself''. You do that in your own time.
9. Unlike television, real people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to work.
10. Be nice to nerds; chances are you'll end up working for one someday!
The Bible says: "Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied" (Proverbs 13:4 NIV)
No shortcuts - you've got to work for it.
Gosh! What powerful words and I wish someone had shown me this when I was knee high to a grasshopper. But I expect I would have thought it was just the ramblings of 'an old fart!' Old heads on young shoulders and all that. I wonder if I could add a relevant phrase which I have dredged from deep within my cerebral hemispheres.
Aim for the stars and you might reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling and you'll never get off the ground.
The problem is that throughout life my aim has been dreadful and I usually shoot myself in the foot!