Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: work

440. Well Spent

You should spend more time taming your tongue than taming your hair; more time training your thoughts than training with weights; more time taking in ideas than spelling out your own; more time seeking truth than gathering verbal ammunition; more time investing in others than seeking your fame; more time arguing for justice than arguing your case.

428. Politicians

Politicians are not to be trusted — not with what they say they’ve done, with what they say they’re doing now, or with what they say they’ll do soon.

You’ll only make this mistake once.

406. Boss

When you work for someone, they are your boss. When you work for yourself, everyone is.

402. Quotes: Your Dad on Action and Responsibility

“What you do in the natural, tangible realms of life will either open or close the door to what God wants to do in the supernatural, spiritual realm.”

—Your Dad

397. Quotes: Jack Moffett on Excellence

“Broken gets fixed. Shoddy lasts forever. Make sure it gets done right the first time. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to revisit it.”

—From DesignAday.tumblr.com

385. Pursuing Excellence

Pursuing excellence means pushing past the good and even the very good.

382. Quotes: C.S. Lewis on Excellence and Craft

“If in your working hours you make the work your end, you will presently find yourself all unawares inside the only circle in your profession that really matters. You will be one of the sound craftsmen, and other sound craftsmen will know it.”

—C.S. Lewis (29 November 1898–22 November 1963), author, professor, critic, academic

379. Insurance

If you’re paying for it, insure it.

378. Quotes: Your Dad on Great Art

“Great art does not push aside the moral boundaries of the past, it pushes the art form forward. I do not believe that safe and status quo films, though decently acted, should garner awards. Those films which push the art form forward and add to its rich heritage should attain that distinction.”

—Your Dad

377. Grassy Knoll

Lie on the grass on a mild day. Think of the things you have already done and the great things you still have left to do. Now go do one more great thing.

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