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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Some lessons from the past to help the entrepreneur
The six mistakes of man:
1. The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.
"Always be able to look in the mirror at the end of the day and be comfortable in the image you see"
2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or
"Every system in your body is affected by worry. In addition to raising blood pressure and increasing blood clotting, worry can prompt your liver to produce more cholesterol, all of which can raise your risk of heart attack and stroke. Muscle tension can give rise to headaches, back pain, and other body aches. Worry can also trigger an increase in stomach acid and either slow or speed up muscle contractions in your intestines, which can lead to stomach aches, constipation, diarrhea, gas or heartburn.
Worry can affect your skin (rash or itch). It can impact your respiratory system and aggravating asthma. Growing evidence even suggests that chronic worry can compromise your immune system, making you more vulnerable to bacteria, viruses, perhaps even cancer."
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish
" There was a time that putting a man on the moon was impossible" "it is now common place for us to use our mobile phones to call someone on the other side of the world", if we think it is impossible, we have already set the condition to fail in our mind, do not predict your own failure, I have on many occasions had what looks like impossible goals, but through determination and extreme effort from world class teams we have achieved them. Give your self a chance, start doing the impossible it is fun!!!!
4. Refusal to set aside trivial preferences.
" We allow our personal preferences to cloud our judgment, to rob us from opportunities that otherwise would bring great profit." Let yourself expand in mind and preferences, accommodate other peoples preferences, develop a world view not a personal view"
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not
acquiring the habit of reading or studying.
"You never stop learning if you do you are dead"
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
"as long as a man does not hurt others with his beliefs, then he has the freedom to follow them. When you are head to head in a debate with a fellow employee, take a step back and try and think in his shoes"
~ Cicero, Roman philosopher and statesman, (c. 106-43 B.C.)
~ Gordon, Celtic native and resident of earth, (c. 1963- B.C)