From an interview with Ron Doades.
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go,” by T.S. Eliot. I have a framed picture with that quote hanging on my kitchen wall, which I look at every day. I like the quote because that’s how I try to live major portions of my life. I like to try new things. I experiment with new ideas in consulting. I think people can only expand their minds and life horizons by delving into areas that make them feel somewhat uncomfortable. Authoring a new genre of book—self-help fiction, Realizing You, is a current example of my putting this quote into action.
What is your favorite joke?
I don’t really tell or recall good jokes, so I’m going to stretch my response a little. It’s not really a joke, but a funny question that we have all heard too many times: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” “To get to the other side.” Why is this my favorite funny question? Because the humor in it contains a very important life lesson. That lesson is: be consciously aware of where you want your actions to take you. Think and act purposely. A few people that I have run across seem to drift through life, without a long-term and fulfilling life objective. A lot of us are leading our lives on automatic pilot, based on setting our personal destination on out-dated and/or erroneous information. We are crossing the road (of life) without clearly defining what success looks like (happiness and security). So, now might be a good time to think what you and that chicken have in common. I cross the road with that chicken every day of my life.