This week’s Monday Morning Message from Wm. H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina: What is the Monday Morning Message?
Here are three quotations form Henry Ford’s (pictured at right) book, “My Life and Work.”
He says of Thomas A. Edison: His knowledge is almost universal. He is interested in every conceivable subject, and he recognizes no limitations. He believes that all things are possible. At the same time, he keeps his feet on the ground. He goes forward step by step. He regards “impossible” as a description for that which we have not at the moment the knowledge to achieve.
An educated man is not one whose memory is trained to carry a few dates in history— he is one who can accomplish things. A man who cannot think is not an educated man, however many college degrees he may have acquired. Thinking is the hardest work any one can do—which is probably the reason why we have so few thinkers.
Everything can always be done better than it is being done.
What will you do this week to retain some of the above thoughts so that the effect will be noticeable in your life?
Of the three quotes above, the one that spoke most clearly to me is the last: Everything can always be done better than it is being done.
How often do we accept things, shrugging and thinking, “That’s just the way it is.” In fact, anything and everything can be done better.
This week, instead of accepting what is, look for how you can make things better for yourself and others.