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Weekly Wisdom 6-1-2016

Post Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016


For those of you who read my Weekly Wisdom of last week, you know that I had taken the opportunity to clean my office using the 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain) model. I ran into lots of little slips of paper with various quotes. Here are some of my favorites:

“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains;
And we never know we have the key.”

-Lyrics form Already Gone, The Eagles

Sometimes, It’s ok to step back and admit you’re being ridiculous.


“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
But the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

- Anne Frank (from one of those desk calendars, August 20, 2009)

Sometimes burning bridges isn’t a bad thing…it prevents you from going back to a place you should have never have been to begin with.

Two things define you:
• Your patience when you have nothing, and
• Your attitude when you have everything.

I was clever,
so I wanted to change the world.
I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart, try to love the questions themselves.
Do not seek the answers that cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them and the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now;
Perhaps you will gradually, without noticing it,
Live along some distant day into the answers.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Turn your wounds into wisdom.


I write Weekly Wisdom as the Executive Director of Human Resources at Central Washington University. Having an eye for meaningful things, I include my own observations and thoughts, ideas I’ve recently encountered, and/or topics that are of current importance. I like to think that others will find reading Weekly Wisdom worth their time.     Staci Sleigh-Layman

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