Conclusion or Process; the count or counting – what matters most?


Travel Rewards

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.

Shing Xiong.

Catherine Dumont de Chassart shared another catalytic quote.

Seen it often without source, here it is with due credit passed back to the Zhou Dynasty of ancient China.

Countering “the one with most toys in the end wins” I, as a teacher and consultant, fully believe the traveling itself has to be sufficient reward.


The Happiness Advantage


Sometimes, joy is the source of your smile. And sometimes, your smile is the source of joy!

Thich Nhat Hanh

I really like Shawn Achor’s ideas in his book that shares title with this post. Hahn’s quote above seems to capture part of the essence: Happiness does not come from success, it is the other way around: Success comes from happiness…

By the way — the quote was brought to me by Catherine Dumont de Chassart; esteemed De Baak colleague from the Alstom AMP program.