Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Monthly archives of “July 2018”
Risk and Uncertainty
The practical difference between risk and uncertainty is that in the former the distribution of the outcome in a group of instances is known, while in the case of uncertainty, this is not true because the situation dealt with is in high degree unique.
Under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That’s why we train so hard.
Stubborn On Vision, Flexible On Details
We’re willing to plant seeds, let them grow—and we’re very stubborn. We say we’re stubborn on vision and flexible on details. In some cases, things are inevitable. The hard part is that you don’t know how long it might take, but you know it will happen if you’re patient enough.
We Find What We Look For
Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray, i.e., we are not looking for it. So, in the largest sense, we find only the world we look for.
Excellence Is A Habit
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.