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).

Mobilize the Spirit

January 12, 2021

“When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.” -Hebrew Proverb

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How You Respond

January 11, 2021

“Life is 10% what you experience and 90% how you respond to it.” -Dorothy Neddermeyer

Two Kinds of Light

January 8, 2021

“There are two kinds of light—the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.” -James Thurber

Cup of Bitterness

January 7, 2021

“Let us not satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Offer Your Own Smile

January 6, 2021

“If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one who cannot smile to others.” -The Dalai Lama

Until It’s Faced

January 5, 2021

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

First Rule In Life

January 4, 2021

The first rule in life: Never forget those who helped you.

Always Begin Again

December 31, 2020

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” –Buddha Happy New Year to all. Looking forward to a better 2021! -JB

Embrace Your Work

December 30, 2020

“The guiding principle at SpaceX is to embrace your work and get stuff done. People who await guidance or detailed instruction languish.”

All You Can Take

December 29, 2020

“All that you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.”

2020 Jokes For The Day

December 28, 2020

The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.  2019 – Stay away from negative people. 2020- stay away from positive people.

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Always a Middle

December 23, 2020

“Between the beginning and the end there is always a middle.” -Brazilian Proverb

Calling in a Favor

December 22, 2020

“Remember all the local small businesses that you’ve asked for years and years to donate and sponsor your sports clubs, school events, organizations, etc.? They’re calling in a favor. Answer the call.”

2020 Summary

December 21, 2020

A summary of 2020: Stink. Stank. Stunk.

Get Run Over

December 17, 2020

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers

Ton of Theory

December 16, 2020

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” –Frederick Engels

Effort to Opportunities

December 15, 2020

“Effort. Effort leads to opportunities.” – Tony Romo

Go To It

December 14, 2020

“Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.” -Marva Collins


Those Who Achieve

December 11, 2020

Malcolm Gladwell Says 3 Unusual Words Separate People Who Achieve From Those Who Just Daydream. (Believe it or not, Shakespeare is involved.) All of us try to predict the future. What customers will want. What competitors will do. Whether an investment will pay off. How something we consider doing — how just about everything we… Read more »

Better Be Running

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle. When the sun… Read more »