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).


October 9, 2020

“Never stop doing your best, even just because someone stops giving you credit.”

12 Notes

October 7, 2020

“You only have 12 notes. Do what you want with them.” -Eddie Van Halen (RIP)

Humble and Noble

October 6, 2020

“Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars.” -Serbian Proverb


Done List

October 5, 2020

” A done list, not a to-do list.”


October 2, 2020

“It’s not the teachers or coaches who never pushed you that you will remember most fondly.” -Jeremy Chaffee

Strong People

October 1, 2020

“Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.”



September 30, 2020

“When dealing with people, remember you are dealing with creatures of emotion, not creatures of logic.” -Dale Carnegie

Everything Right

September 29, 2020

“Always remember, if the customer could do everything right, they wouldn’t need us.”


September 28, 2020

“Calm breeds calm.” -Sean McDermott


Say Yes

September 25, 2020

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” -Richard Branson


September 24, 2020

“What is the difference between being a Jewish bookkeeper in Brooklyn and a Supreme Court Justice? One generation.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Her father came from Odessa and her mother came from Poland and became a bookkeeper in Brooklyn)

Hazy Goal

September 23, 2020

“We just advance towards a hazy goal until it falls into focus.”   -Slash, Guns and Roses guitarist on their writing style


September 22, 2020

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg


September 21, 2020

“One’s vision is not a roadmap, but a compass.” -Peter Block

Gold Medals

September 17, 2020

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” -Dan Gable


September 15, 2020

“Who rescued who?”

Out on a Limb

September 14, 2020

“You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.” -Will Rogers

Knowing Everything

September 10, 2020

“You must always be willing to truly consider evidence that contradicts your beliefs and admit the possibility that you may be wrong. Intelligence isn’t knowing everything. It’s the ability to challenge everything you know.”


September 9, 2020

“Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.”


September 8, 2020

“Most entrepreneurial ideas will sound crazy, stupid, and uneconomic and then they’ll turn out to be right.” -Reed Hastings