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?