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Irish Philosophy

March 17th, 2015  | 

Published in Event

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m not Irish (I’m German on my mother’s side, Scotch on my father’s side), but our family visited Ireland and loved the people, the sights and the customs.

Today there’s a little bit of Irish in everyone, so enjoy this elegantly simple Irish approach to self-help from an old Irish philosophy:

There are only two things to worry about.
Either you are well or you are sick.

If you are well, then there is nothing to worry about.

But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about.
Either you will get well or you will die.

If you get well, there is nothing to worry about.

But if you die, there are only two things to worry about.
Either you will go to heaven or go to hell.

If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about.
But if you go to hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with friends, you won’t have time to worry.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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