Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘accomplishment’

On the Perception of Productivity

November 16th, 2016

As I was working “the third shift” earlier this week, a thought occurred to me. I was getting a fair bit of work done for a client. Each task had a corresponding dollar value, so I was feeling especially productive. This was a very good feeling, until I realized that all this work came at […]

Sunday Snippet: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

May 12th, 2013

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” We had previously traveled through the Netherlands with artist Vincent van Gogh and through to France with Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Continuing with my journeys through Europe, I […]

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Dreams

April 26th, 2010

It’s perfectly healthy to have dreams. When you were little, perhaps you dreamed that you would some day become a professional basketball player in the NBA or maybe a major movie star in Hollywood. Whatever the case, these dreams can provide young ones with hope and direction. However, it is unfortunately true that most people […]

Sunday Snippet: Marie Curie

April 11th, 2010

“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” Do you feel like you are constantly chasing a carrot on a stick and it is always just out of reach? You are not alone. It’s perfectly healthy to be ambitious and to strive for new frontiers, but it’s […]