The road to success

The road to success is always under construction.

To beat a computer

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils ...

Quote by Louis Hector Berlioz

Focus on the controllable

In life we have two categories of events:
those which we can control, and those which we can't control.
Success, they say, involves distinguishing between the two
and directing your energies toward the controllable
while having the discipline to not waste time and energy on that beyond your control

Quote by Ron Sirak


Chance favours the prepared mind.

Quote by Louis Pasteur

Leadership - How to

Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
Ask questions instead of giving direct orders…
Make the fault easy to correct.
Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

Quote by Dale Carnegie

If you were never paid...

Ask yourself what you would do even if you were never paid.
That’s a clue to what you should be doing and,
of course, still be finding a way to be paid for it.
You can attract more money from love.

Quote by Joe Vitale

Carreer management

Always remember:
the soundest way to progress in any organization
is to help the man ahead of you to get promoted.

L.S. Hamaker
Schelle, Belgium - November 2008

All dreams can come true

All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.

Quote by Walt Disney


The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.

George W. Bush

Love thy neighbor

Love thy neighbor, tune thy piano.

Go together

If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb
Belgian Coast - November 2008

Great spirits

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Quote by Albert Einstein


A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
Near Stockholm, Sweden - September 2008


The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas

Linus Pauling
(Nobel prize winner 1979)

The problem

As long as you think the problem is out there, that very thought is the problem.

Quote by Stephen Covey
Nile river near Aswan, Egypt - April 2008

Recession or depression ?

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job
it's a depression when you lose yours.

quote by Harry Truman

Nixon on Crisis

The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself.
The most difficult is the period of indecision -- whether to fight or run away.
And the most dangerous period is the aftermath.
It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.

Richard Nixon


When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters
one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel,
stride down there…
and light the bloody thing yourself.

Dara Henderson


Contentment comes not so much from great wealth
as from few wants.


Lincoln on ennemies

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

quote by Abraham Lincoln