Managing Monday: Quotes for the start of a new year…

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

As we start a new year, here are some wise insights to reflect upon…

  • Do something today that your future self will thank you for – Anon
  • Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you – Anon
  • The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new – Socrates
  • And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.” – Minnie Louise Haskins

Got to admit, the Haskins poem (quoted by King George VI in his 1939 Christmas Message) is a personal favourite. All the best as you go out into the future, quietly but confidently putting your hand into the hand of God.

As always, nice chatting…

 

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for that Brian. Some of the above I am guilty of ignoring over the past 18 months. I am now feeling able to move on a little better. As one of my Christian friends in America said when I poured out my heart to her “God doesn’t blame you”. I look forward to a more settled time in 2017.

  2. Many thanks, Brian for your faithful writing. It is a challenge and a blessing to me. A very blessed new year to you.

    • Thanks Phillip. Hope 2017 is a very good year for you… Are you still based in Jakarta?

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