Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wise advice from Ralph Waldo Emerson

1) Thoughts become things
"a man is what he thinks about all day long"
2) The compensation principle
"it is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
3) Actions trumps theorizing
"an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory"
4) Build something better
"build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door"
5) Keep good friends
"it is one of the blessings of old friends that you cna afford to be stupid with them"
6) Raise the bar
"unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow"
7) Start small
"the creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn"

exerpts from dumblittleman by mr. self develpment

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