If you can shrug off a loss,
you can't be a winner.
~ Vince Lombardi ~
Too much safety is dangerous for your well being
101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting: How to Make Your Life More Enjoyable Day-by-Day, Year-by-Year by Ernie Zelinski
proclaimed American diplomat and writer Eleanor Roosevelt.
A groundbreaking approach to creating memorable messages that are easy to process, hard to forget, and impossible to ignore―using the latest in brain science
Audiences forget up to 90% of what you communicate. How can your employees and customers decide to act on your message if they only remember a tenth of it? How do you know which tenth they’ll remember? How will you stay on their minds long enough to spark the action you need?
A betting man
Anthony de Mello, Awareness Conversations with the Masters
A man and his wife went to visit friends in another part of the country and were taken to a racecourse. Fascinated by the sight of horses chasing one another around a track, the two of them kept betting all evening till they had no more than two dollars left. The following day the man prevailed upon his wife to let him go to the course alone.
Herbs are the answer
Aside from sounds and visual elements, another factor that deeply affects work productivity is the smell. If you're in an environment where the smell is far from pleasant, chances are you wouldn't be in your full capacity when working. Don't grab the air freshener, though. This will only make things worse because the slight chemical smell is an even bigger distraction. Instead, go to the local greenhouse and purchase an herb plant- preferably one with a strong smell. Put it beside the office desk and you should get that clean, fresh smell of the outdoors all day long. Some of the best plants for this job are mint, basil, rosemary and lavender