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One pattern I noticed while reading about the physicists and mathematicians who invented quantum mechanics and built the atomic bomb was the number of key insights that came to them while hiking and walking. At first, I thought this might have been a mere cultural coincidence. Many of these scientists were turn-of-the-century central Europeans; perhaps walking was just a common hobby amongst this group?
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or
have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
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Inspiration without application is hallucination. –Ernest Holmes
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. —Viktor Frankl
Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. –James Baldwin
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. –John Quincy Adams
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. –Calvin Coolidge
Humor is also a way of saying something serious. –T. S. Eliot
At the end of the day, I want to be able to say, “I contributed more than I criticized.” —Brené Brown
I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized.
I use Twitter to share brief daily messages. You can have them delivered to your cell phone by text message (SMS) or view them when you visit your free Twitter web page. Create a Twitter account and “follow” TonyMayo.
Here are my recent tweets (messages):
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. — Benjamin Franklin
Men, said the Devil, are good to their brothers: they don’t want to mend their own ways, but each others’. — Piet Hein
Tackle big tasks in small bits: an elephant CAN pass (more…)
“If Edison needed to find a needle in a haystack, he would not stop to reason where the needle might be, but rather would examine every straw, straw after straw like a diligent bee until he found the object of his search. I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 percent of his labor.”
“That’s fine in practice but what about your theory?”
–Popular tee shirt on
University of Chicago campus
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.”
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