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When systems are more focused on serving bureaucracies than the purpose rigidity sets in. Nothing loses opportunities for benefits like rigidity.
A father said to his son: Be careful where you walk. The son responded: you be careful, remember that I follow in your footsteps
We need politicians who are clean and are seen to be clean
Japan: If one can Do, you can Do. If no one can Do, you must Do. Sri Lanka: If one can Do, let him Do. If no one can Do What can I Do?
You- can only be where you want to be
Every country they say, gets the leader it deserves, but this leader made the country its people deserve. Lee Kuan Yew
Once a crook is always a crook
I finally realize it. People are prisoners of their phones, that’s why it’s called cell phone.
State employees are supposed to work to strengthen the state. Inter related departments don't seem to be aligned to national causes.
To be wise is to know what to ignore
sometimes you need to burn bridges to keep yourself from crossing them again.
A necktie by itself can be nice. But it stands out because of its background. So are people. It’s the background that makes them do what they do. Say what they say-Standout”
Freedom: Are we really free? Free from debt. Anxiety. Stress. Fear. Failure. Indignity and betrayal. True freedom is when we free from all of the above
What we do “for a living” and what we “live for” are wide apart. One is the means and the other is the end. We are overly focused on what we do for a living and lose sight of what we are living for.
If you do tomorrow what you did yesterday, your future is already in history
How many us wake up tired in the morning, because we eat late, eat much and sleep late. How do we get the best of a new day if we are already tired at the start of it?
Dissolve the past. Resolve the present challenges, and evolve to the future
Energy is as important as intelligence. As you mature in your career, often you’d find yourself short of energy to achieve what your intelligence brings to your table
Change is war with habits
The razor blade is sharp but can’t cut a tree. The axe is stringer but it can’t cut hair