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).

Attitude and Effort

June 18, 2021

“The two things in life you are in total control of are your attitude and your effort.” -Billy Cox

Go For Shelter

June 17, 2021

“You see the hut, yet you ask ‘where shall we go for shelter?’” -African Proverb

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Analysis Paralysis

June 16, 2021

“Stop overthinking your tasks. It leads to analysis paralysis and you end up just thinking about work instead of actually doing it. Have a very basic plan, and just start working. You’ll figure things out along the way.”

Baseball and Physics

June 15, 2021

“Baseball is largely about physics, but that does not mean physicists make the best baseball players.”

Duck Flies In

June 14, 2021

“Man wait on corner with mouth open for a long time before roast duck flies in.” -Confucious

Conquer Itself

June 11, 2021

“This day is not gonna conquer itself!”

Stand Up Eight

June 10, 2021

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”

Today’s Work

June 8, 2021

“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.” -William Osler

Think You Can Or Can’t

June 7, 2021

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t—you’re right.” -Henry Ford

Amateurs Talk Strategy

June 4, 2021

“Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics.” -General Omar Bradley

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One Deed

June 3, 2021

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

Who Never Quit

June 1, 2021

“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.”

Just Don’t Stop

May 28, 2021

“Let everyone else call your idea crazy….just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where ‘there’ is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.” – Phil Knight

Choose the Bolder

May 27, 2021

“When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take – choose the bolder.” -William Slim

Not Better Than Anyone

May 26, 2021

“You are not better than anyone. No one is better than you.”

Times Like These

May 25, 2021

“In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.” -Paul Harvey

Get Out of the Way

May 24, 2021

“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”

It’ll Never Happen

May 21, 2021

“If you wait to figure out everything before starting anything, it’ll never happen.” -Dhaval Gajera


May 20, 2021

“Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.” -Jack Paar

Creates the Machine

May 19, 2021

“The purpose creates the machine.” -Arthur Young