Friday, November 8, 2019

Some People Never Learn - or Else They Are Damned Optomistic!

Or in some cases (mine) terminally stupid.  I have written and published three books so far - the first did do well.  The second and third have not yet set the rivers on fire.

But, nothing daunted, I am just beginning work on "Resume" which will be my fourth to not sell.  "Funny title for a book," you might think but it's a cool way to do your own biography.  Go to the Social Security office and ask them for a print-out of every dime you made and paid in.

One caution - our office only goes back to 1978.  Mind you from 1958 to 1978, they  list the money, but not the company title.  Instead everyone of the entries for that time period reads:  EARNED/NO  DETAIL AVAILABLE.

Toward creating an intro, I looked up resume quotes and came upon quite the treasures.

"Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."  Confucius  He's dead solid right

"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do."  Confucius  Listen up all politicians

"It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome.  That's what defines your career" Carlton Fisk, Boston Red Sox, 376 home runs.

"Work to become, not to acquire"  Elbert Hubbard, American writer and philosopher. He died broke (made that part up)

"Find out what you like to do best and get someone to pay you for it."  Katharine Whitehorn, British wit

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."  Abraham Lincoln  See above politicians

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."  Thomas Edison  Several professional boxers might disagree

"Dreams are extremely important.  You can't do it unless you imagine it."  George Lucas

"If you can dream it, you can do it."  Walt Disney  George and Walt - haven't gotten #1 in the NY Times top bestsellers yet.  So hah!

"I cannot do everything, but must not fail to do the something that I can do."  Helen Keller

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything."  Albert Einstein  Eating ice cream in some countries - how did you like some of their ingredients?  Draw the veil. 

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