One of the entertaining aspects of watching Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” show is watching how Ted, played by Jason Sudeikis, motivates his footballers, as well as the boss who hired him and his kit man who maintains the field and the locker room.
For anyone in management, this show is a master class in the art of motivation, and how to value people.
With Thanksgiving approaching this Thursday, I thought it appropriate to share the wisdom I’ve collected over the years, from some incredible folks.
“Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world.
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
“We all become the stories we tell ourselves.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
“Eighty percent of success in life is showing up.”
“Life is made up of small pleasures.
Happiness is made up of those tiny successes, the big ones come too infrequently.
If you don’t have all of those zillions of tiny successes,
the big ones don’t mean a thing.”
If you want to sell your product to our company,
be sure your product is accompanied by a plan,
which will so help our business that we will be more anxious to buy
than you are to sell.”
Today, we live a world consumed by measurement. The internet, along with social media, has put data tracking front and center. To people selling traditional media, where user estimates are still the currency, it might be good to keep this wisdom from Albert Einstein in mind. Einstein’s fame was based on numeric calculations that helped us to understand the universe, so it might surprise you that he had these words printed on a sign that hung over his desk at Princeton.
“Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts.”