Jim Berlin CircleJim Berlin’s “Thought For The Day” (TFTD)

We update this page daily with miscellaneous quotes, comments and musings from Jim Berlin, the founder and CEO of Logistics Plus. These daily thoughts illustrate Jim’s passion for excellence and touch on everything from business and politics to logistics and life. If you’d like to receive Jim’s “Thoughts For The Day” in an email message every day, just enter your email address in the “Subscribe to our website updates” field on this page and we’ll add you to our subscription list (you’ll also receive our periodic News & Notes website updates).

Life is Simple

September 23, 2021

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius

What You’re Made Of

September 22, 2021

“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.”

Local Starbucks

September 21, 2021

This was on the wall at a local Starbucks here in Long Island -Jim Berlin

Another Paradox

September 20, 2021

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” -Lao Tzu

Worth of Water

September 17, 2021

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” -Ben Franklin

Rain Grows Flowers

September 16, 2021

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -Rumi

Knowing Who Needs Which

September 15, 2021

“Everyone’s different. To get the best out of ‘em—some you have to kick their ass, some you have to kiss their ass and some you have to wipe their ass. And knowing who needs which is key.” -Mike Ditka

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A Little Wary

September 14, 2021

“Always be a little wary so you’ll never have to be very afraid.”

Worked For It

September 13, 2021

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” -Estee Lauder

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Until Something Moves

September 8, 2021

“Nothing happens until something moves.” -Albert Einstein

Way The Wind Blows

September 2, 2021

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” -Bob Dylan

Steps We Take

September 1, 2021

“Destiny is not created by the shoes we wear but by the steps we take.”

Fighting A Battle

August 31, 2021

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” -Robin Williams

When I Get There

August 27, 2021

“I started out for God knows where. Guess I’ll know when I get there.” -Tom Petty

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Most Important Visitor

August 25, 2021

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption to our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider on our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor… Read more »

Real Strength

August 23, 2021

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.” -St Francis de Sales

Short Staffed

August 20, 2021

“The whole world is short-staffed. Be kind to those that showed up.”

Don’t Waste Mistakes

August 19, 2021

“Do not waste any mistakes; learn something from them.” -Sachim Ramdas Bharatiya

A Thousand Words

August 18, 2021

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” -Henrik Ibsen

Attitude Problem

August 17, 2021

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” -Captain Jack Sparrow