Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote #475, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #475...

"Talent is God-given: be humble.
Fame is man-given: be thankful.
Conceit is self-given: be careful."
-Tony Dungy's high school coach-

Quite a bit said here in this brief poem. It was ascribed to the teachings of Coach John Wooden who we hold the deepest respect for. When we see Wooden we immediately think CHARACTER, HONESTY, ETHICS.

When ponderig this short three sentence gem, it becomes pretty prophetic. Where does talent come from and why does one person have talent A and another person gets skills B and C?

And where does fame come from? The fans cheering and chanting and slobbering all over for some good reasons and some not so wonderful consequences.

And conceit... well where does that come from?
That for all to ponder and digest.

Great stuff from Dungy, or his coach, or from Wooden. Whomever it was, thanks for enlightening the rest of us!

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quote #474, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #474...
"The reason several dollar bills wear out so quickly is that so many are always passing the buck."
-Croft Pentz-

A little play on words from Mr Pentz.
Makes one wonder, in his sarcasm, how much truth actually lies there?

How much responsibility do people actually take on? What type of blame are they always looking to cast upon others?

This discussion could go on for hours, as it's a wonderful conversation piece. A conversation piece that could use some chatter, and then a little bit of action to address the talking point.

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quote #473, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote # 473...

"The greatest homage we can pay to the truth... is to use it."

Saw this this morning. Loved it. Not much more to add.
It kind if stops you in your tracks and say quite a heap load.

Funny how we all WANT the truth, yet a good portion of us aren't willing to use it, to share it, to give it up, to forward it on though.

Funny though isn't it? Not really.

Use the truth. I'll go first. Everyone follow in suit. Perhaps we can start a valuable trend?

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

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Quote #472, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #472...

"Ever notice that a cars windshield is so large and the rear view mirror is so small? That's because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on."
-a Layman's Ten Commandments-

Sometimes a statement is so succintly put, that there isn't much more to add to it. Thus is the case here.

Thats my view...what say you?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Quote #471, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here Goes Blog Quote #471...
"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open."
-Elmer G Leterman-

The 'other' Leterman shares this gem with us. Boy it happens every day in sales doesn't it? People will buy anything from someone once. After that-- it's all earned.

Another saying says 'people will deal with people that they like, know and trust.'
After the first sale, it is then that we find out more about the product itself, AND the person who sold it.

Is it a 'one and done' sale or is it a relationship building exercise? Did we buy from a slick oil salesman who only initially seemed all too nice and friendly, or is it from a caring person of character who truly has our best interest at heart?

It is true that a personality can open doors and relationships. But without some substance behind it, it's likely to be a short term deal.

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