Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quote #414, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #414...

"What we do speaks so loud, that what we say, other people cannot even hear."
-Kevin Knebl-

As my friend Kevin and I were talking about life yesterday, the subject came up of people following through on what they say. Or lack there of. He then began to recite the above quote, which I thought was brilliant.

We've all heard 'Do as I say, not as I do.' Then there is the old famous "Actions speak louder than words." Lets not forget the classic "Talk is cheap." There are probably 27 other phrases that resonate with the topic here.

We agreed that both of us LISTEN to people, but more importantly, we also WATCH if their deeds match up with, and follow their word. Or, is it just fluff.

I've often told people the best characteristic I own is... my word. If I tell someone I will do something, it will be done. Period. Once you lose your word( ie your credibility), in my opinion, there isn't much left).

Kids are also very in tune with this. They may be listening to you. But don't think for a second thay aren't WATCHING you with every move you make. They are excellent little learners. And they learn from our ACTIONS more than our words.

Any doers, sayers out there?
That's my view...
what say you?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Quote #413, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here's Blog Quote #413...

"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one heck of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult."
-EB White-

What a fun quote. Anyone else relate? As many of us multitask, this is a comment that should resonate with more than a few of us. I get a kick out of it because it's exactly what I try to do each day.

Help others. Change the world for one, some, or many, in some small way. And let's not forget the part about having a ball doing it. Both are equally important and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
How about you?

Thats my view...what say you?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quote #412, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #412...

"If you only care enough for a result, you will most certainly achieve it."
-William James-

How badly do you want it? We ve been asked the question ourselves before. We've seen it asked of athletes and other competitors in various arenas.

The experts say that if you think about it enough, and think more, and keep thinking about it, sooner or later, it will become yours. Most likely the reason is, you become laser focused on whatever you desire... and you'll think of a way HOW TO GET IT.

A word of caution which I'm certain you ve also heard before: Be careful what you wish for...because, well, you know the rest...

That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quote #411, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #411...

"You'll see it when you believe it."
-Dr Wayne Dyer-

Wait a minute. Isn't it the other way around? Don't we have to see it before we believe it?

What comes first, the chicken or the egg? HMM. Good quote here.

Perhaps Dyer suggests it's easier to see WHEN you believe...Might this be faith?

Since this is quote #411, I need some 'information' from YOU. You make the call.

That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quote #410, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #410...

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
-Author unknown-

It's not about toys or gifts or treats. It's all about the love baby. L- O- V- E.

Put another way, your presence is much more important than any presents that accompany you. Some good food for thought there.

Thats my view...what say you?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quote #409, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #409...

"Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody things and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?"
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-

HMM. There is somethig to ponder.

I always thought the world would flow a bit smoother if people really said what they thought. This , of course, in a polite and respectful manner.

So many less guessing games and so much time saved trying to figure out what the other is thinking. Truly thinking.

That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Quote #408, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #408...

"Do just once what others say you cannot do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."
-James R Cook-

Excellent thought for anyone who has the 'rabbit ears' and are constantly letting others tell them what they can and cannot do. My questions are only two:
Who are they?
Why are we letting them set our limitations?

Never forget that your mind is probably 1000 times more powerful than anything you can think of that exists on this planet.

So... re think WHO, you are letting, set your limitations.

As Nike says, just do it. Go and do what your set to do and watch the others comment, in amazement, after the fact.

That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Quote #407, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #407...

"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records."
-William Arthur Ward-

How true is this? When the going gets tough..the tough get going. Well, some do and some don't.

Often we find out what we are truly made of... when difficulties arise. It's easy being a good sport when things are going your way. When the wind is at your back. When your coasting downhill.

When you really find out what's inside... is usually when there is some adversity thrown on your plate.

We often don't have a clue just how good we can be. What amazing things we can accomplish. Until we get tested. time some adversity comes your way, embrace it and give it all you have to give. You just may be pleasently surprised at the results?

What is YOUR TAKE on this quote and commentary?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Quote #406, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #406...

"Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth."
-Joseph Joubert-

There is a morsel of wisdom for you to chew on this weekend. Remember opinions are just that...something you think.

Your feedback on this quote?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quote #405, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #405...

"He who is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else."
-Ben Franklin-

This way he needs the excuses.
Which raises the question.. which comes first? Does laziness come first, thus NEEDING the excuse?

Or, is the person that's not good at anything, thus his best answer or 'defense' is an excuse or a reason WHY he isn't good? My bet is in the former with laziness first and the ability to fall back on the crutch of an excuse.

What do you think?
How did you read this quote?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quote #404, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #404...

"The one, absolute unselfish friend, that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him,the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog."
-Sen. George Graham Vest-

Anyone who has owned a dog totally 'gets' this comment. If you haven't owned a dog, you might understand it somewhat, but not fully, or not at all.

I could go on for 4 pages on the advantages of a dog. I could write about what an absolutely incredible, fantastic, amazing, wonderful, spactacular, superb specimen this creature is....

But for those who choose to, you'll find out some day. For those that have chosen a dog in their life, they already know. And for those who choose not to, my only condolence is that you'll never know what you are missing out on. One of life's absolute BEST treats.. is the DOG. Check out what it spells backwards...hmmm

That's my opinion...
Do you care to chime in here?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Quote #403, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #403...

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."
-Doug Larson-

Quick shout out to my friend Helen D who has her enjoyable blog "Picture of the Day." She has some awesome quotes that I borrow from time to time. Thanks HD

Back to Larson's quote... How funny this is. How true this is.

If the REALLY HEALTHY stuff smelled THAT good... wouldn't it be like cheating though? It's almost like making Pepto Bismal taste like a strawberry milkshake. Whats wrong with that picture?

In all fairness, some of the fruits and vegetables are pretty tasty. Some of them. And while they can't hold a candle to an orange Hostess cupcake or a Fluffernutter, some taste pretty refreshing

Come to think of it...Apple pie ala mode is somewhat delicious. Does that count? Apples... oh well, I tried :)

Thats my view... what say you?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Quote #402, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #402...

"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them."
-Alfred Whitefield-

Timing is everything. I was having dinner with a friend and business associate, and he was sharing this idea he had with me. He was very excited about this idea. Was VERY confident that he was onto something B I G.

After all that, he then tells me how he's not ready for it yet. Perhaps not enough time to put into it. Maybe money might be an issue. He even thought he had two smaller, and less fired up ideas to do... before getting to his passionate one.

I say... Hogwash! Fiddlesticks! If that's what your psyched about, then get to it gosh darn it! You'll figure out the "how to finance it", the "where the time will come from" and all the rest of the obstacles you'll face.

Besides, if you wait, someone else might discover your 'idea' and bring it out first. Or you'll grow less excited about it. Or, conditions might change health wise or monetary wise or 44 other distractions could occur.

I say... follow your passion. The world awaits your awesome IDEA. Bring it on.

That's my view...what say you?