Ok, a confession – I have a bumper sticker obsession.


Yes, I have a big collection which used to be displayed on my refrigerator, but by majority rule now has been relegated to my office.

I still remember the first time I was driving down the road trying to catch up to the car in front of me so I could read the bumper stickers – and scrambling to find a piece of paper so I could write the words of wisdom down.

But that’s the thing – they are words of wisdom, so I thought I’d share a few from “my collection.”


These are those first two I wrote down:


“If you can’t change your mind are you sure you really have one?”


“A mind is like a parachute – it only works when it is open.”


Some other business-minded ones:


“Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?”


“Examine your assumptions.”


“Challenge the rules – do they still make sense?”


From some “famous people:”


“You’ll find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own points of view.” – Obi Wan Kenob


“Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix


“If you don’t fall down, are you really trying?” – My Dad


And if all else fails, this one can also come in handy:


“I’m sorry; I seem to have misplaced my magic wand!”


Some require more contemplation than others, but most are words of wisdom that I keep in the back of my mind as I go through my day-to-day. 

Do you have words of wisdom that you live by?  Where do you find yours?  



2 Responses to “Where I Find My Words of Wisdom”

  1. Jo-Dee Gentile

    Sue, The words to live by of a former boss, particularly appropriate for those who are contemplating changing jobs… “Always make sure you are running to something and not away from something.”

    Hope all is well with you and your family.


  2. Randi Kelly

    Hi, Sue !

    This one you’ve probably heard: “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

    And this one, a bit more esoteric: “No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from.” a lyric from the singer-songwriter Jewel.


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