"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.
"So it is."
"Yes," said Eeyore.
"However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately."
|--A. A. Milne, English children's writer|
"The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with the way the world sees us."
|--Arlene Raven, feminist educator|
"You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one."
|--Carrie Latet, poet|
"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspect of their lives."
|--William James, American psychologist and philosopher|
Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life
School was always pretty much a downer for me. I got into trouble showboating in the halls, hassling the teacher, all the stuff I told you about.
At the same time, I did have my academic moments.
One of them took place in 11th-grade English. We were studying Shakespeare's Hamlet that term. One day in class a sentence from the play seemed to fly off the page and hit me between the eyes like a guided missile. Even at my young age, this 400-year-old sound bite of wisdom made a powerful impression, and it continues to influence the way I approach business today. In my workout gym at home I've got this sentence tacked up on a corkboard, along with a bunch of other shake-your-booty quotations that I read every morning ...