The secret to his success

The other day I had the opportunity to drop by my department head’s office.   He’s a friendly guy and on the rare opportunities that I have to pay him a visit, we have had enjoyable conversations.  While I was in his office yesterday I asked him “Sir, What is the secret of your success?”

He said “two words.”

“And, Sir, what are they?”

He said: “Right decisions.”

“But how do you make right decisions?”

“One word.” he responded.

“And, sir, What is that?”

He said: “Experience.”

“And how do you get Experience?”

“Two words.” he responded

“And, Sir, what are they?”

“Wrong decisions.” he said.

Words of wisdom from the Zen Master

A Few Moments Of Zen…..

  1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead.  Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.  Do not walk beside me, either.  Just leave me the hell alone.
  2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
  3. It’s always darkest before dawn.  So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.
  4. Don’t be irreplaceable.  If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.
  5. No one is listening until you pass gas.
  6. Always remember you’re unique.  Just like everyone else.
  7. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  8. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
  9. It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
  10. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
  11. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.  That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.
  12. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  13. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
  14. If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  15. Don’t squat with your spurs on.
  16. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
  17. If you drink, don’t park; accidents cause people.
  18. Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield.
  19. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
  20. The quickest way to double your money is too old it in half and put it back in your pocket.
  21. Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  22. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
  23. Duct tape is like the Force.  It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.
  24. There are two theories to arguing with women.  Neither one works.
  25. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your mouth is moving.
  26. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  27. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
  28. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our butt…then things get worse.