Posts Tagged ‘first’

“I have to be wrong a certain number of times in order to be right a certain number of times.  However, in order to be either, I must first make a decision.” -Frank N. Giampietro

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” -Samuel Johnson

Only Sometimes

Posted: March 28, 2020 in Thought for the Day
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“Sometimes things can go right only by first going very wrong.” -Edward Tenner

Great Dream

Posted: March 20, 2020 in Thought for the Day
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“To make it great dream come true, you must first have a great dream.” -Hans Selye


Posted: October 9, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“Every noble work is at first impossible.” -Thomas Carlyle

“Whatever it is that you would like to get from a situation, you can increase the likelihood that it will be forthcoming if you provide it first.” -Robert Cialdini

Posted: February 3, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“The first truth to be discovered about human action is that it can be undertaken only by individual ‘actors’. Only individuals have ends and can act to attain them.” -Murray Rothbard

“If you want to have a better life, fill it with good days. The best way to do that is to organize your day according to your personal priorities and do the most important things first.

It’s easy to do, yet most people don’t….

Doing first things first is a very simple discipline. But its transformative power is immense. It can change your life—literally overnight.” -Mark Ford

Debt Health

Posted: December 20, 2018 in Debt, Thought for the Day
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“The more debt you have the worse your mental health tends to be. And we don’t know which comes first. Your mental health problems lead to more debt? Or your debt leads to more mental health problems? But we know they play off of each other.” -Amy Morin

“As an employee, there’s really only one way to get rich. You must first make your boss richer… and the only way to do that is to make the company much more profitable.

…begin as an ordinary employee and become an extraordinary employee. And after you’ve accomplished that, you become an invaluable employee.”

-Mark Ford

The additional side benefit of becoming an invaluable employee:  you would most likely be the last employee to be fired or let go if things get tough.  If you are invaluable, your company needs you.