"Notes" of An Elder

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

Nothing in life is of any value unless it is shared with others.

"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.


  • The future of work — one person and one machine.

  • How far removed is your thinking from the mainstream?

  • It is best to choose challenge over comfort.

  • Use disappointment as a catalyst for personal growth.

  • Success is not everlasting.

  • “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso

  • Time is not moving — you are.

  • See failure as a temporary circumstance.


Food For Thought

How are you opening doors and minds?


  • Stubborn minds are arrested in their own expectations.

  • Motivation is more emotional than logical.

  • How do you know? This is a question we need to ask more often.

  • The quality of the conversation is determined by the quality of listening.

  • The mind’s eye can imagine possibilities where the physical eye can but sees the present.

  • Pausing makes everything that follows smarter and more effective.

  • Urgency is not an emergency.

  • Have authority over your choices.

  • “We must raise both the ceiling and the floor.” — Sheryl Sandberg


Magic Question

What makes this matter to you?


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