Thursday, February 23, 2012

A few thoughts on what matters

So it was a long day at work with a variety of stresses and challenges.  At the end of it I sat back, drank a glass of wine and thought about the day in the context of the rest of my life.  This is what resulted:

It is ok to be nice. Alphas are overrated and the true alphas are the good guys. In the nursing home the winner is the guy with the smile,  the alphas burned out long ago or are sitting there alone with no visitors. 

Humour, being cheeky, being human is right and can be professional.  I like you.  I want to help.   If you do not see the humour then you are lost.

You still need to know your subject. Honesty beats confidence.  Don't talk rubbish with confidence.  The ones who know their stuff will realise that you are empty.

You buy from those you like and that includes buying ideas. So be likeable.

Nothing is really that important.   Stand back for a minute, think of your best moment then return to your problem.

You will die, become sick or demented. What will matter then? Truth matters. Love matters.  Moments matter - that hug, sunset, meal, laugh.

What more do you want?


Jason said...


Funkadelic Flash said...

Great perspective! Thanks for the share. :)

Anonymous said...

I lost my Dad to Alzheimers 15 years ago so I know a little bit of what you are going through. It does put into better perspective the things that are really important, and makes you think about your relationships in a different light, doesn't it? Perhaps that's the positive takeaway from the whole experience.

Hang in there.

Also I really appreciate the work you put into your blog. Thank you.


Ivan said...

When I remember to, I wholeheartedly agree with this.


Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Your personal perspective on all, stuck in between all the other great info, is why I keep coming back to read what you write.