Thursday, July 10, 2008

i-TFTD #137

i-TFTD #137

#137-1. Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.

-Lou Holtz

#137-2. Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
-James Joyce

#137-3. Why is it $10 looks so small at the grocery store, but so big at church?

The first one could be looked at as the three components of achieving success. Perhaps deficiency in one component could be compensated with surplus of another?

The last one is a funny phenomenon. A similar one says, "The length of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you are." It helps to remember that perspectives are relative to one's context and our own views could change over time. $ 10 = $ 10 isn't it obviously true? Yes if we look at the currency denomination and the arithmetic. Maybe it helps to qualify the context and make explicit our assumptions when we have a strong view to communicate.

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