Saturday, January 17, 2015

Motivational Messages

Important ideas are often outlined in short sentences. Students, teachers and word-smiths ably compress the essence of long notes into one-liners.
Back in 2007, Dr. Edward de Bono –of lateral thinking fame- challenged us to distill profundities into seven-word phrases. Dr. Peter Gluck, also an original thinker (and LENR energy blogger), practices the art at his Ego Out site.
From an extensive compilation of one-liners, here are some 7-word extractions to get inspired and motivated.

Dare to think and do new things.
Be a dreamer, but become a doer.
Learn from a good idea gone bad.
Find a nich, then scratch to win.
Use gift of words to lift others.
Do it now; not soon, not tomorrow.
Be a connector of ideas and people.
Sell the vision and build the team.
Spot the best ideas and adapt them.
Getting most out of every word pays.
Get informed and share what matters.
A good excuse doesn’t fix a problem.
It's never too late to quit smoking.
Chain smoke, go fast; be a satistic.
Think big. start small, but act fast.
The enriched mind is a powerful force.
Turn an ugly idea into elegant reality.
Never risk, and you’ll get left behind.
It's always impossible until it's done.
Become a serial producer of killer apps.
Solution applied too late is no solution.
Match ideas with action –spark with fire.
Apply your skills to problems that matter.
Get informed and then share what matters.
As you age, pass along those deep smarts.
Look for the low-cost and no-cost options.
Learners and leaders have a lot in common.
Adapt, and adversity will reveal its upside.
See positives in every person and situation.
Winning isn’t everything -but wanting to is.
Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.
Leverage best of existing with the emerging.
Let evidence and results shape your opinion.
The examined experience is the best teacher.
Education costs money, but so does ignorance.
To make connections, keep all pieces visible.
Scan,envision, focus, tinker, create and act.
Promote yourself by helping those around you.
Always bewary of asolutes & snap judgements.
Avoid good business ideas involving bad people.
Distance yourself from those who would belittle.
Help create work-place magic by working together.
Be agile, curious and interesting; else, mediocre.
Being right when authorities are wrong -dangerous!
Listen, read, analyze, process and make judgements.
Talent is worthless unless perfected and performed.
Preparation & choice, not chance determines destiny.
Be smart; discover & implement overlooked solutions.
Remember, great questions tend to beat smooth answers.
Facilitate review; reduce essence into one-liner notes.
Common Problems + Uncommon Solutions = Opportunity
Powerful Ideas + Powerful Resolve = Powerful Results

PS # 1
Here are seven connected sentences of seven words:

To be persuasive we must be believable.
To be believable we must be credible.
To be credible we must be truthful.
To be truthful we must be human.
To be human we must be engaging.
To be engaging we must be questioning.
To be questioning we must be attentive.

PS # 2
Presumption is what’s said is relevant,
What’s relevant is understood,
What’s understood is retained, and
What’s retained is usable and used.

PS #3
Hooked on quoting pseudo-profundities? A study by Waterloo University indicates,"Those more receptive to bulls**t are less reflective, lower in cognitive ability - numeracy, verbal and fluid intelligence), are more prone to ontological confusions and conspiratorial ideation..."
Spoof or serious research? Read more at:

PS #4
With info overkill, we're expected to publish our own obituaries in 7 words or less. Given medical advances, and (optimistically) 10 years to go, I'd settle for:
Lived 4-score and 10; didn't score much.


At January 17, 2015, Blogger Peter Gluck said...

Thank you, my friend!
I think you know my 100 Septoes.
The genre is not popular Edward de Bono has created but abandoned them them.



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