The older I get the more I appreciate the old sayings that never go out of style or never stop holding onto their true original meaning. Some may refer these sayings to proverbs, quotes and so forth. What am I talking about? Well, one that I have used quite a bit in my career as I trained my team is “This is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Recently, I used that phrase and this picture when I hosted two youth etiquette classes at The Hotel Pattee. I simply told the students that the lesson on etiquette that we would review was truly just the beginning. “The Tip of The Iceberg” is probably my all-time favorite because it can relate to many, many things in life. A second close favorite is the 80/20 rule. (aka: The Pareto Principle that states in many events 80% of the effects are from 20% of the causes)
Another great one is “The Early Bird Gets the Worm.”
Have you ever heard any of these?
"Lend your money and lose your friend." -- William Caxton (1421-1491) Hmmm…That is so true.
"Quitting smoking is easy; I've done it hundreds of times." -- Mark Twain
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder." -- Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839)
"It takes two to tangle." – A variation of the idiom -It takes two to tango.
"Just Do It" -NIKE
"Go for it." -- American (on ambition)
I could go on and on, and I am sure your mind is thinking about the sayings that are true to your heart. I’d love to hear the ones that have special meaning to you and why!
Jay Hartz, owner.