Do I believe in that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Only if we’re talking about Brigadoon. Still, it’s a pretty thought. Here are some other thoughts about gold, work, working and what many do best — thinking about working:
“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow” ~ Douglas Pagels
“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew” ~ Marshall McLuhan
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” ~ Thomas A. Edison
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized” ~ Sun Tzu
“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold – but so does a hard-boiled egg” ~ Anonymous
“It will not always be summer: build barns” ~ Hesiod
“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it” ~ John Ruskin
“It is not how busy you are, but why you are busy – the bee is praised, the mosquito is swatted” ~ Author Unknown
“Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, or even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor” ~ Paul Hawken
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