Tuesday Tidbits #99


Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!


Although we come into this world with nothing, we spend our entire lives worried about what we leave behind.

It is a hard concept for some, but being a great leader sometimes means being last. The last to eat, the last to rest, and the last to leave.

When you are speaking about some great accomplishment, the correct pronoun is “we”. When you are facing a failure, the correct pronoun is “I”.

There is a long-standing belief that there are just some things in life we must accept because we cannot change them. I cannot agree. Change is our greatest ability and only fails when we stop trying.

We think we know others, but that is often not the case. The only person in life we ever really know is ourselves. And we are not great at that either.

With the advent of “smart bombs”, we think we have found some higher moral ground in the fact that we only kill “bad” people in modern warfare. This is a false view of conflict. Death is the shortest form of suffering for a society at war.

There is no risk in treating the people we meet with great respect. Should it be proved they are unworthy of such respect, we can change our minds and we are no less for doing so.


Now get out there and write something!


18 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #99”
  1. I really like the tidbit about “knowing ourselves” and not being so great about it! If people would take the time to truly understand their own selves, their perceptions of others would change as well!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Changing their perceptions may very well be why some people avoid the mirror altogether. Some people fear finding out they are wrong about anything. But I agree, if you do not know yourself, you are unlikely to understand others. Thanks sis!

  2. beth says:

    i love the knowing ourselves quote and it’s tied with the respect for all quote this week )

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    These are all motivators, Brad. Particularly, I like the pronoun definitions (we vs. I). Have a great day!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    an inspiring set of quotes. but I do want to point out that there is no I in failure. Oh wait, there is…

  5. Change is our greatest ability, you’re right and also on leadership…great thoughts my friend.

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I love your thoughts on change. The ability to change and find a different path is one of the commonalities of most successful people.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad I love your wisdom in Tuesday Tidbits. I enjoy them very much and look forward to reading them. Thank you for sharing. Sending you hugs and blessings. Jonikins ❤️🦋🦋

  8. kristianw84 says:

    I especially loved the “we” when speaking of accomplishments, and “I” when speaking of failures, knowing ourselves, and respect of others.

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