Mantras to live by

I thought I’d write down a few random thoughts. I don’t THINK I plagiarized them, but I am sure many a philosopher has had similar thoughts before. These are the sorts of things I try to keep in the back of my mind when I get up in the morning.

“If I do seven things in a day and three of them didn’t work, I still achieved more than the guy that did one thing well.”

“Empires are built on Towers. Knowing why they work is a key element in building my own Marketing Towers.”

“Don’t rely on one thing going right. It’s the one thing that won’t.”

“Success is a state of mind. Donald Trump thinks he is a success… with four bankrupt companies under his belt. Donald’s mind must be in a state.”

“Links are just relationships. Some are good. Some are bad.”

“Whatever marketing philosophy you live by – I bet you lived by another one last year.”

“I see my life as pieces on a chess board. Every action I take is aiming to advance one piece, one space. I am not looking for Mate in four, I am looking for a good game. Then occasionally I get bored and start again.”

“There’s no point in the goal, unless you enjoy the journey. The goal passes by in a minute… the journey often takes a lifetime.”

(c) Dixon Jones. 2013.

5 thoughts on “Mantras to live by”

  1. The chess/life analogy is good. It’s similar to the parallels drawn in Kasparov’s book ‘How Life Imitates Chess’. I’m guessing that you’ve read that, but if not, then it’s definitely worth a read. It’s my favourite book on business 🙂

    1. I’ll definitely read that! My chess skills are… modest. I played for county once… but only because England was playing football in the World Cup so they had trouble finding “real” players :). That said – I would probably fair well against most non-club players.

  2. I like the last one! You will realize that as you travel along your journey and enjoying the way, your goal will manifest itself.

  3. Nice Quotes, Quite True also that we have to try accomplish as much as we can so that we can move forwards,

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