Thursday, July 13, 2006

a great quote

Some/most of you know I work for USA TODAY. I rarely mention it here, but today I was in a meeting with some of our VPs and my VP made a quotable remark:

"Don't provide advice when what is needed is time."

I thought it was worth repeating.

Reminds me of one of my favorite Stephen Covey quotes (that has served me well in my marriage): "Don't try to talk yourself out of something you've behaved yourself into."

Part of an addiction to propositionalism can manifest itself as striving to resolve every problem with words. Some situations are best addressed by time, effort, and love.

1 comment:

Michael W. Kruse said...

An excellent quote indeed! Thanks for sharing this. Without being too sterotypical, I think this is something the male half of the population needs to pay special attention to.