Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quote #470, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #470...

"I have learned the hard way that every time I get angry, I am going to learn something new--usually about my limited vision."
-Adele Ryan McDowell-

Wow. This is one of those surprise endings at the completion of the quote. Wasn't expecting that. However, quite humbling, and how insightful.

Any of you relate with this discovery? I know I certainly can.

Much anger in the world, could be avoided, is senseless, and sometimes selfish. If we work towards understanding where one another is coming from, versus our own selfish and limited views and ideas--watch out. A whole new world opens up. And it's a good new world!

Hats off to Ms. Mc Dowell for that self discovery. It's a keeper!

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

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quote #469, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #469...

"Sometimes the thinking about it is harder than the doing it."
-Mama Brainard-

What a great quote that a friend of mine shared, regarding some wisdom that was passed on from his mom to himself.

The more I think of this quote the better it gets. Inertia. Moving on something. Getting started. Sometimes it can be thee most difficult thing.

We over think stuff. We analyze it from twelve different angles. We ask advice from every Tom, Dick, and Harry that we can get their attention.

When whats really needed... is just a kick in the pants to get started. So all you procrastinators out there-- the next time you are stuck overthinking.. just jump in the water and get going. You'll find that its actually much easier than being stuck up top on that high diveboard...pondering.

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quote #468, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #468...

"If you are having a challenge on a business level, do not look at how to change others, or even how to change the situation. Look at a way to change yourself."
-Lydia Danner-

Why is it that we are so good at telling others how to change. or what they need to do, to get better? Yet, it's so hard for ourselves to change anything.

There is an old saying... "If you can't change your friends, then change your friends." Sometimes that's true and needed advice. Other times, we need to stop looking around at everyone else and start the changing on our own front porch. The fact is: That's the spot where we have much more control, and significantly more impact as well.
Something to consider...

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

Monday, May 16, 2011

Quote #467, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #467...

"What is a calorie? Calories are the little devils that get into your wardrobe at night, and sew your clothes tighter."
- Shared by friend Joy Gillis-

You have any of those little bugger devils in your closets? Yeah me too. Thought this was a humorous way to get this Monday Party started!

Enjoy your day. And while your at it, make it a heck of a good week!
Keep moving so you can fend off those pesky calories!

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Quote #466, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Hello ST Think-Tankers. We were having some technical difficulties, but have gotten them resolved, so we are back.

Here goes Blog Quote #466...
"When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second, or even the third rank."
-Cicero BC 55-

Can you believe this was stated over 2000 years ago? Kind of reminds me of the quote to shoot for the sky.. as you know, the sky is the limit. If you miss, you may hit the stars. In other words, when you raise your expectations, your results almost ALWAYS follow higher up the ladder.

How about Cicero's choice of words? Second or third is HONORABLE. In today's world when so much emphasis is placed on WINNING, it's refreshing to hear that not only coming close is good, but honorable. Hey, no matter what your trying to accomplish, just sheer numbers wise- its brutally tough to be number 1 let alone all the time. Consider the Boston marathon- with tens of thousands of participants. Only one winner.

As Coach Wooden says, "You're a winner if you give it your all. If you try your hardest and give it your personal best."
Wooden and Cicero. Two pretty smart men!

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