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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).


July 16, 2015

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu

Zig Ziglar

July 15, 2015

 “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” — Zig Ziglar


July 14, 2015

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” –Zig Ziglar

Isaac Newton

July 13, 2015

“What we know is a drop; what we don’t know is an ocean.” –Isaac Newton


July 10, 2015

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Conrad Hilton

July 9, 2015

“Success seems to be connected with action.  Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” –Conrad Hilton

Samuel Johnson

July 8, 2015

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. “ – Samuel Johnson


3 types of people

July 7, 2015

Never forget 3 types of people in your life– 1–Who helped you in your difficult time 2–Who left you in your difficult time 3–Who put you in difficult time

The Rolling Stones

July 6, 2015

“You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you might find, you get what you need.” –The Rolling Stones

Albert Camus

July 3, 2015

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” –Albert Camus

Brian Wilson

July 2, 2015

“Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you’ll suck forever.” –Brian Wilson (Thanks to Ramzi Zinnekah for today’s thought – JB)

Elon Musk

July 1, 2015

“If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.” –Elon Musk

Walt Disney

June 30, 2015

“The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.” –Walt Disney (Thanks to Sarah McDonald for today’s thought – JB)


Zig Ziglar

June 29, 2015

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” — Zig Ziglar (Thanks to Lee Anne Kennedy for today’s thought – JB)  

Lao Tzu

June 26, 2015

“Water is fluid, soft & yielding but water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield … what is soft is strong.” ― Lao Tzu

Mark Twain

June 25, 2015

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” — Mark Twain

Lou Holtz

June 24, 2015

“Ability is what you’re capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” –Lou Holtz (Thanks to Craig Warnshuis for today’s thought – JB)

Elon Musk

June 23, 2015

“The guiding principle at SpaceX is to embrace your work and get stuff done. People who await guidance or detailed instructions languish.” – Excerpt From: Vance, Ashlee. “Elon Musk.” HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015-03-27.

Romanian Proverb

June 22, 2015

“He that never rode never fell.” –Romanian Proverb


My Father: A Lament

June 21, 2015

Written by my good friend, John Hearn, in today’s Buffalo News – JB —————– I have one photograph of my father and me together, a black and white taken in our housing project apartment. I appear to be one year old or so and am in a cloth diaper and an off-white t-shirt. My father, in a… Read more »