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Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:29 am ]
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Tunborough wrote:
On a more serious note, this is on my inspiration playlist: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgx_fVAkuiw.

That's excellent. Almost a song about inspirational quotes as well as being reasonably inspirational. :thumbsup:




david_h wrote:
So your previous discussion went as expected?

Er no. :) Thanks to a certain pair of clowns. Actually, I was very happy with the way it went, even though it did go off at a slight tangent. :)

Author:  DrPhill [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:59 am ]
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A refreshing take on motivational posters....... I picked one at random

Image

More here if you want..... If the supplier had not been on the wrong side of the pond I would have bough a set of mugs for the works canteen.

Author:  chas [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:59 am ]
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Salvador Dali:

"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."

John Wooden:

"Trying hard does not guarantee success, but not trying hard guarantees failure." (I know, not exactly inspirational, but certainly motivational.)

One of Wooden's disciples, Geno Auriemma, said something that should be in the heart of every musician: "We don't practice till we get it right, we practice till we can't get it wrong."

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:22 pm ]
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DrPhill wrote:
A refreshing take on motivational posters....... I picked one at random

Image

More here if you want..... If the supplier had not been on the wrong side of the pond I would have bough a set of mugs for the works canteen.

That's absolutely excellent Phill! Not exactly along the lines I was thinking, but I'm going to enjoy going through those! :D

Author:  Peter Duggan [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:49 pm ]
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chas wrote:
One of Wooden's disciples, Geno Auriemma, said something that should be in the heart of every musician: "We don't practice till we get it right, we practice till we can't get it wrong."

I've always known that as (unattributed) something like 'the difference between amateurs and professionals is that amateurs practise till they get it right whereas professionals practise till they can't get it wrong.' Though that seems harsh on amateurs in the true, original sense, and I've probably never known a professional who can't get it wrong! (They're generally pretty professional about covering up inevitable mistakes and not advertising them to audiences through body language.)

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:04 pm ]
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From Dr Phill's site:

Quote:
Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off NOW.

Author:  DrPhill [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:11 pm ]
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I am glad you like them. I was worried they might seem a little negative for the thread, but I actually see them as motivational - motivating to look at things a little more clear-eyed, and, just maybe, change behaviour or at least expectations. There are so many gems. For work I particularly like
Quote:
"Teams: together we can do the work of one"

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:24 pm ]
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DrPhill wrote:
I am glad you like them. I was worried they might seem a little negative for the thread, but I actually see them as motivational - motivating to look at things a little more clear-eyed, and, just maybe, change behaviour or at least expectations. There are so many gems. For work I particularly like
Quote:
"Teams: together we can do the work of one"

... or ...

Quote:
Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can borrow mine.

Author:  DrPhill [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:29 pm ]
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chas wrote:
.......Geno Auriemma, said something that should be in the heart of every musician: "We don't practice till we get it right, we practice till we can't get it wrong."


I can see the general point, but I wonder if it implies a belief that there is only one way to do it right. I prefer the C programming language where an integer is used to represent true/false. By convention zero is false and every other value (65000 of them) is true.

I always like the question
Abraham Lincoln wrote:
How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg.

Author:  Peter Duggan [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:05 pm ]
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DrPhill wrote:
I can see the general point, but I wonder if it implies a belief that there is only one way to do it right.

We can also lose by trying to be so safe and controlled that we never take risks, killing the magic and spontaneity that sometimes depends on them. I know I'm frequently guilty... and still make mistakes!

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:17 pm ]
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Peter Duggan wrote:
DrPhill wrote:
I can see the general point, but I wonder if it implies a belief that there is only one way to do it right.

We can also lose by trying to be so safe and controlled that we never take risks, killing the magic and spontaneity that sometimes depends on them. I know I'm frequently guilty... and still make mistakes!

Sometimes, my mistakes are the best bits! (And that doesn't only apply to music.)

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:30 pm ]
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Well, all I can say is I'm embarrassed that I missed the humorous intent at the beginning.

There was a fellow I knew who had on his business card, "Keep a good thought." Once I saw that trite meaningless rubbish, I couldn't take him seriously, or in fact even trust him, any more. And it turned out I was right.

Here's one I like: "Whatever you are, be a good one." I am now inspired to be the best deadbeat ever.

Author:  benhall.1 [ Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:12 pm ]
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Where's my inspiration gone? C'mon chaps! That can't be all you've got, can it?

:D



On a completely different level, I do kind of find this one inspiring, which I may be misquoting, as I'm doing it from memory. Is it Groucho Marx? Anyway, it's the one that goes:

"The most important thing is sincerity. If you can fake that, you've got it made."

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:20 pm ]
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"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti

Yowch.

Author:  benhall.1 [ Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:23 pm ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti

Yowch.

Ah yes. I don't know that one, but there's one like it ... I'll just Google for it ... can't find it. It goes something like:

"If you think you've understood, you haven't been listening properly."

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