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We update this page daily with miscellaneous quotes, comments and musings from Jim Berlin, the founder and CEO of Logistics Plus. These daily thoughts illustrate Jim’s passion for excellence and touch on everything from business and politics to logistics and life. If you’d like to receive Jim’s “Thoughts For The Day” in an email message every day, just enter your email address in the “Subscribe to our website updates” field on this page and we’ll add you to our subscription list (you’ll also receive our periodic News & Notes website updates).

Attack

March 13, 2019

“Attack life. It’s going to kill you anyway.” -Steve McQueen

Rent

March 12, 2019

“Success is never owned, it is rented and the rent is due every day.” (Thanks to Lee Anne Kennedy for today’s thought -JB)

Coach-Wooden-Leadership

Quick

March 11, 2019

“Be quick, but never hurry.” -John Wooden

Persistance

March 8, 2019

“Implacable persistence is just hitting its stride when anger and aggression have burned out and faded away.” (Thanks to Bob Moore for today’s thought -JB)

Pennies

Pennies

March 7, 2019

“In business, often time it’s leaving pennies on the table that makes the difference between failure and success.”

Reset

March 6, 2019

“Re-set. Re-adjust. Re-start. Re-focus. As many times as you need to. Just don’t quit.” -The Instagram Book of Leaders (Thanks to Lee Anne Kennedy for today’s thought -JB)

Complaint Litmus Tests

March 5, 2019

By Doc McIntyre, 2/27/19: One of the hardest things for a new boss to handle is the volume of complaints coming at you.  Everybody wants to bend your ear about how screwed up things are. Two common mistakes new bosses make: 1.) Taking the complaints personally.  You’re already anxious about your performance in your new… Read more »

Plan Ahead

March 4, 2019

“Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”

Time

March 1, 2019

“It’s not about allocation of time. It’s about ‘is this something only I can do?’” -Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Force

February 28, 2019

“Don’t force it. Let the game come to you.” -Phil Jackson

Teacher

February 27, 2019

“Success is not a good teacher; failure makes you humble.” -Shah Rukh Khan

Committee

February 26, 2019

“A committee is twelve people doing the work of one.” -John F. Kennedy

Lights

February 25, 2019

“All the roads we have to walk are winding and all the lights that lead us there are blinding.” -Oasis

Impossible

February 22, 2019

“Start with doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -St. Francis of Assisi (Thanks to Sundreysh Sarup for today’s thought -JB)

Confucius

Understand

February 21, 2019

“I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand.” -Confucius

Marble

February 20, 2019

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” -Michelangelo

Destiny

February 19, 2019

“It is a mistake to try and look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” -Winston Churchill

Action

February 18, 2019

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” -Friedrich Engels

Bridges

February 15, 2019

“One of the hardest things in life to learn is which bridges to cross and which ones to burn.” -Oprah Winfrey

Bullring

Bulls

February 14, 2019

“It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.” -Spanish Proverb