Sunday, August 28, 2016

What is your golden rule?

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mine is, under-promise, over-deliver.

The customer is not always right. But they are always the customer.

If you're gonna break the rules, only break one rule at a time.

You can't give what you don't have. Improve/help/love yourself properly, because only by doing so (or at least trying to) will you truly gain the potential to affect others and make the world a better place.

At least think about the arguments the side you are opposing has.

To never make fun of or criticize someone's job. If they are working hard to provide for themselves and their family, then that is something that should be admired and respected no matter how unglamorous the job may be.

Be a leader, not a boss.
I'm reminded of a Synova post:  "I could have been her friendly acquaintance but she wouldn't allow it. She didn't have any of those."

14 comments:

ricpic said...

Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

But I arrived at this golden rule after "lending" thousands which never returned.

You get hit on the head enough times, you learn.

edutcher said...

Sane is relative.

It doesn't have to make sense to you or me, only to him.

Leland said...

I tend to like the original golden rule. I do like nearly all the ones posted, but this one: "At least think about the arguments the side you are opposing has." It's nearly always stated by a person who has already rejected your views and is passive aggressively demanding that you still accept theirs. You can think about their arguments, dismiss them for a plethora of considered reasons; and they will then come back with, "you're not open minded" without acknowledging any of your reasoned arguments. When someone makes that argument; I consider the discussion closed, like their mind.

Lem said...

"At least think about the arguments the side you are opposing has" in the context of an argument about socialism... Swim uphill.

chickelit said...

Here are two from an article my mom sent me:

"Follow your heart and the money will follow"

"The only way you build wealth is through property."

JRoberts said...

With my office team, I tell them when (not if) something goes wrong I'm looking for solutions, not scapegoats.

I have little patience for finger pointing and blame shifting. That solves nothing.

JRoberts said...

My other rule is "When in doubt, eat yourself into a coma"

Sixty Grit said...

Waste not, want not. Yeah, not an original idea, but it has served me in good stead.

ndspinelli said...

Regarding criticizing a job. My Uncle Charlie would always say, "The only job you should be ashamed of is a job poorly done."

ndspinelli said...

Avoid negative, humorless people.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Ummmmm... I thought there already was one.

When did everyone get to make up their own?

William said...

The perils and pitfalls of life are much easier to negotiate if you have money. You can treat people the way you'd like to be treated if you don't operate under financial constraints.. Gold rules.

AprilApple said...

William - He who has the gold, makes the rules.

or - she.

Methadras said...

For a long time one of my golden rules was Do Unto Others before they do it to you.

Then as I got older it's become just leave me the fuck alone kthxdie.