Add a Little Inspiration to Your Day

Christine Marinho Ferreira wrote on Facebook: The most wasted day of all is one in which we have not laughed. Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

My friend Christine posts the best Facebook status updates.  They’re always uplifting and usually contain some nugget of learning.  When she gave me permission to reprint her status she let me know that she is not the author – and she wasn’t sure where it came from — so off I went to research the lines.  It turns out there are two authors.

chamfortThe first sentence has been attributed to Chamfort, a French playwright (1741-1794).  You can see more of his quotes at thinkexist.com. The second portion, the part about life, comes from Virginia Satir who was an American psychologist and educator (1916-1988). 

satirIn researching Virginia Satir I came across one of the most beautiful and inspirational stories I have ever read.  I hope you follow this link and read it.  It will make your day.

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If You Want Something Done Ask a Busy Person

Ever notice the people with the least discretionary time on their hands are the ones most likely to achieve stretch goals?

I work with a phenomenal group of people.  It never ceases to amaze me how my colleagues get things done.  We seem to share the ability to execute within chaos – even when it means making it happen with limited resources or insufficient time.

In case any of my productive friends are reading this, here are some sites you might like (because I know you never really feel productive enough).

Merlin Mann’s website called 43 Folders – it’s all about productivity

David Allen, productivity guru extraordinaire and GTD creator