Monday, April 11, 2011

Never underestimate... or never overestimate...

Do people tend to overestimate or to underestimate? How to find out?

Being shy to send a plate when it tastes weird do we underestimate the class of the restaurant or overestimate our own patience?

Refraining from giving advice to a colleague do we underestimate own authority or overestimate the colleague's capacity to listen?

Skipping an exercise session after work do we underestimate the power of mind over matter or overestimate the burden the business day has brought?

Signing up for 66 projects to tackle in one year do we underestimate the time or overestimate our own dedication to these endeavors?

"Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!" -Tony Robbins

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia

...and a fact...

In 1943, Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, predicted that there was probably a world market for only five computers.

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