Thursday, June 11, 2009

Clichés for the times

By now, we've all been affected by the economic implosion. It's not unusual to lower a few expectations about a lot of things we once took for granted, safety included, i.e., If morale is suffering, how can we expect to sustain a high level of safety performance? I can't offer any magic pill or silver bullet or offer any sugary aphorisms, but I can revisit a few adages that stand the test of time, one of which is, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

I know. It's easier said (or written) than done, but you can't argue that we tend to learn more during bad times than during easy ones . . . and what doesn't destroy us makes us stronger . . . as well as a few more pearls of excellence:

Turn complaints into goals.

Focus on the company, not yourself.

The mossy rock stands still.

Don't give up.

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