Thursday, January 4, 2018

Is it OK to Fail?

Blog quote #1189... 
"It's OK to fail--everyone else has." -Hal Urban-  
How  good is that? How TRUE is that? It's 100% true, for,  the only people, who have never failed-- have never  tried to achieve something. It's called LIFE. It's experience. It's  learning the ups and down, the nooks and crannies, ins and outs, ebbs and flows of this planet.
Here's a  quick test. Think of the best human you know of, at anything. Beethoven, Bill Gates, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Astaire, Paul Newman,Thomas Edison(well we know that story), Picasso, Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps.  
Do you think they ever failed? Yes. Multiple, many, mega times. More than we'd probably care to know. So go out there and get after it. Don't even give a second towards "What if I fail?" In fact, sometimes failure is good-- on your way to success. Onward!
PS-  Speaking of greats, if you want to read a book by one of the greatest teachers ever(IMO) pick up a copy of Hal's book  "Life's Greatest Lessons"
That's my view.. what say you?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Time to 'get moving?'

Blog quote #1188... 
"If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet." -Rachel Wolchin-  
Sounds like we need to get moving--and by moving we don't mean shaking, bending, or shedding. Forward, we march!
That's my view.. what say you?

Monday, January 1, 2018

Shocking the world...with honesty

Blog quote #1187... 
"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few bty deceit." -Noel Coward-  
Since we have no control over others, but complete control of ourselves, may we always act with honesty and character in the coming year. That way, we do our best to reverse this non-favorable proportion.
Don't copy bad behavior; instead lead by admirable example. Let's get busy 'shocking' the world!
That's my view.. what say you?

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Advice for the turn of the calendar-2018

Blog quote #1186... 
"Be at war with your vices and at peace with your neighbors, and let every year find you a better man." -Ben Franklin-  
I like this as it puts emphasis and accountability square on us, the readers. Many times we want everyone and everything else to get better, while we ignore the one thing each of us have the most control of--ourselves. 
We say...let's all make 2018 one of our best years ever. After all, why the heck not?
That's my view.. what say you?

Friday, December 29, 2017

Get to it!

Blog quote #1185... 
"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows." -Michael Landon-  
Thank you, from the man who brought us so many memories from 'Little House on the Prairie.' And we believe his life on earth ended prematurely, so perhaps at minimum, we can learn from him...
That's my view.. what say you?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Here's something to Hang Onto...

Blog quote #1184... 
"In the coldest February, as in every other month, in every other year, the best thing to hang onto in this world...is each other." -Linda Ellerbee-  
Puts priorities in clear perspective...
That's my view.. what say you?

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Goals, projects, and purpose--something to look forward to

Blog quote #1183... 
"People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better yet, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to look forward to." -Maxwell Maltz, plastic surgeon,writer -  
And while at it, we suggest everyone spend some time finding their purpose, if not done already. After all, no purpose, no real meaning of life.
That's my view.. what say you?