I love inspirational quotes as much as the next guy. I even collected a bunch of them on the subject of communications and put them in a video. But enough is enough.
Some people’s Twitter and Facebook feeds consist of nothing but famous quotations, often pasted over stirring pictures of sunsets and mountains and waterfalls. When that’s all you post, it gets old fast. It veers dangerously into “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy” territory.
We’ve seen these Mark Twain and Abe Lincoln and Wayne Gretsky quotes thousands of times. I’d rather see people’s own original thoughts than stuff recycled from other sites’ feeds.
Now some people may feel they’ve got no special wisdom or insights to share.
Bull. You’re just not looking hard enough.
I didn’t think I had a lot to share with the world — then I ended up writing a whole book’s worth of stuff.
So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to start sharing my own tiny bits of insight, and I encourage others to do the same.
Of course, the big problem with this approach is that I’d be a hypocrite if I asked others to share or retweet them.