Quote Me Happy

A place to be inspired by the words of others

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Four Stages of Learning

1. Unconscious incompetence – what you don’t know you don’t know. You can live in this state of blissful ignorance for a lifetime, or until you begin something new. At which point, you become aware of your lack of skills and reach the state of:

2. Conscious incompetence – what you know you don’t know. It’s only at this point that we begin to learn new skills, and gain the expertise and experience needed to move forward. With sufficient practice, we reach the next stage:

3. Conscious competence – what you know you know. With further practice, we reach

4. Unconscious competence – this is what we don’t know we know. Our skills and expertise are so much a part of who we are and what we do that we don’t even think about them. We no longer recognize we have that skill, that behaviour, that attitude, that belief.

Abraham Maslow

Friday, July 02, 2010


"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

Friday, November 13, 2009

Good & Bad

"It's never as good as it looks, or as bad as it seems." - Rich Gelfond

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


“No plan ever survives its first encounter with the enemy.” - Douglas MacArthur

Monday, May 18, 2009


"A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks." – Charles Gordy

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


“It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.” - Arnold Toynbee

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Success & Failure

"Want to double your success rate, double your failure rate." - Thomas Watson, co-founder of IBM

Monday, April 27, 2009


"When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest." - William Hazlitt

Monday, February 09, 2009


"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." - Niels Bohr

Friday, February 06, 2009

Your best

"Only the mediocre are always at their best." - Jean Giraudoux