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It’s in the quiet pause after something humorous…

that “learning” can cross your mind about others and even about you. Let’s consider some workplace observations from some considered to be, (at least by some), noteworthy people:

  • “No man goes before his time—unless the boss leaves early.” — Groucho Marx

  • “Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.” — Leslie Nielsen

  • “If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” — John Gotti

  • “Sometimes I spend the whole meeting wondering how they got the big meeting table through the door.” — Anonymous·

  • “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese ·

  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

  • “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin .

  • "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

  • “Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so are the lazy to their employers.” Proverb 10:26

  • “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.” — Henry Kissenger.

  • “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” – Steven Wright ·

  • “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” — Joe Girard

  • “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

I saw some of you pause after reading some of these observations. Some paused longer than others. And some of you paused as you thought about the people you work with or work for. And some of you paused as you thought about YOU. (With a smile on your face, I hope.)

Did you learn anything?


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