Thought for the Day 23 June, 2017


Thought for the Day – 23 June 2017

Today, I must have slept well, because I had two thoughts so this is bonus Friday – two thoughts for the price of one. “Yay, Special Offer Friday!”

The first thought is:

“Two heads are better than one!”

A trouble shared…….

This thought is usually associated with solving problems or coming up with great ideas, where two people thinking together, often transcend the thinking capability of one mind alone. It is based on the faculty of the human mind to use the ideas of others as a springboard to reach higher. An associated idea is that the achievements of today’s geniuses are built by standing on the shoulders of the greats of the past. (I just sneaked in another thought there – did you notice???) I didn’t have that thought until now so it doesn’t count.

The second thought for today is:

“A trouble shared is a trouble halved!”

It is sort of the same concept, isn’t it? Why? Because the combined minds dealing with an idea or an aspiration or an innovative thought produce a magnification of achievement, while the combined minds dealing with a burden or a trouble produce a reduction of emotion or stress. So, both sets of outcomes are beneficial. I guess the real point is that humans are social animals so they tend to do better at everything if they do it in groups.

And, as with everything, the exception proves the rule. Because I much prefer working alone and dealing with my problems by myself. In social circumstances you’ll recognize me by the paper bag on my head!

Have a great weekend.

Cheers, Dave.


About Dave Macfie

Dave Macfie is the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action. Dave’s qualifications include a double honors degree in mathematics and physics and a post graduate certificate in education. (Cum Laude) His career spans forty five years of experience in IT, business, property development and high school teaching. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Sandi and three of his seven children. Dave loves addressing business performance challenges, reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, gardening and spending time with his family.

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