Thursday, February 3, 2011

Little Things make a BIG Difference

     Now that we are a month into the New Year ... I found myself happily reminded of how lasting change occurs. The following passage is an observation made by Buckminster Fuller, you know, the geodesic dome guy, mathematician and MENSA President. We have 11 months to implement the ideas we found so stimulating just 30 days ago. Here's the best way I know to get there ...

“Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary — the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trimtab.
It's a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trimtab.
Society thinks it's going right by you, that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go.
So I said, call me Trimtab.” - R. Buckminster Fuller


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