Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blog quote #598...

Here's Blog Quote $598...
"People say-One day, we'll look back at this and laugh. I say-- why wait?"
-Fran Solomon-

It's the old saying-
It's not what happens to you--but how you react to it. So many things we get really torqued and peeved at, in the heat of the moment. Weeks or months later, we realize just how silly we were, and ask-- 'How did I get so mad at that?'

Perhaps Solomon's quote here will be a good one to recall- the next time something doesn't quite go your way.  As she says, if you can laugh at it later on, why not laugh at it now?

Remember it's only life--and none of us are getting out alive anyway. So find the humor in life's manure!

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blog Quote #597

Here's Blog Quote #597...
"Miss a meal if you have to but don't miss a book."
-Jim Rohn-

Love the humor here, supplied by one of America's greatest motivational humans, Jim Rohn. Certainly, most of us could afford to miss a meal here or there, but don't starve. 

More seriously, the wise will heed Rohn's advice and increase their reading. If you read zero books a year, start reading one or two. If you read 5,  then maybe up that to one a month. If you read 20, make a goal to read 25 or 30. 

Either way, you'll end up further along-- as reading is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and soul. While you're at it, pick up something that Rohn authored. You will thank us later.

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

Monday, December 16, 2013

Blog Quote #596

Here's Blog Quote #596...
"Be a leader Shaq, not a follower. Since people already have to look up to you, give them a good reason to do so."
-Shaquille O'Neal's father-

Great play on words  from Shaq's dad. And it is true. At 7 foot plus, people did have to look up to Shaq, at least physically. However the advice his dad gave him was tremendous. 

You don't have to look very far or hard to find successful athletes and celebrities who are not 'star' role models. Mr O'Neal made it crystal clear what his expectations were of his son. And funny isn't it--how when  you give expectations of people--they generally live up to them?

'In Shaq's case- he knew what his father's expectations were of him and if he didn't live up to them- he could not only feel his dad's disappointment, but additionally, his own.

Dad's expectations  were much grander than just be the best player. Do your best, become a leader, and be a role model that others could look up to- physically and actions wise. 
Good job Shaq, and Mr. Shaq

Friday, December 13, 2013

Blog Quote #595

Here's Blog Quote #595...
"It is our choices Harry, that show us what we are, far more than our abilities."
-Albus Dumbledore-

Thought that was a good quote-- to mull over,  this 48 hour weekend.
Choose wisely.

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

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Blog Quote #594

Here's Blog Quote #594...
"You raise your voice, when- you should reinforce your argument."
-Samuel Johnson-

Know anyone that starts to get louder or yell and scream when trying to get (force) their point across to you?

Someone once said 'Just because you talk louder- doesn't mean I'm going to understand, or, further agree with your point.' 

This advice by Johnson is truly spectacular.
Often, the best communication takes place when people actually understand each other's point of view. (Note: Doesn't always mean agreement, but at least comprehending it.)

Yelling, screaming, and talking louder doesn't help. In fact it usually makes things worse. Instead-work on a better explanation--of your thoughts.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog Quote #593...

Here's blog quote #593...
"Learn to say no. It will be more useful to you than being able to read Latin."
-Charles Spurgeon-

This is by no means a slam on the importance of being able to read Latin. Actually it stresses just how important it is  to be able to say NO to others.

Do you know people that always say YES, then can never live up to their commitments? Not good. We like the 'give it to us straight, and honor your word' approach. 

Then there are others-- who always say YES in an effort to try and  please everyone. In the end all they end up doing-- is not pleasing themselves.

And parents dealing with their kids. The old 'Do I want to be their friend or am I being a responsible parent' decision. That's always a lively discussion, in the 'how to parent' circles.

We suggest reacquainting yourself with the word NO. Yes we all want to be a nice guy, but pick your spots where you have to say NO to people. Everyone wins.

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

Monday, December 9, 2013

Blog Quote #592

Here's Blog Quote #592...
"The secret of success, is the consistency to pursue."
-Harry F Banks-

Nothing earth shattering here, other than the word consistency. To do, do often, and with a regular, systematic pattern. It's how things in life get done. 

Most occurrences and completed tasks do not happen in a bang or flash..but through steady repeated efforts. Like chopping a tree--the mighty oak may fall on the 2376th swing of the ax--but each of those single, consistent blows--contributed to the end result.

March forward.
Stay with it.
Dig in.
Hang tough.
One step at a time, with consistency.

That's my view...what say you? 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Quotes #589,590 and 591

Here's Blog Quotes # 589,590 & 591..

A Triple bagger today. We found three very interesting quotes on Praise and Criticism.

Blog Quote #589...
"Honest criticism is hard to take-- particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger."
-Humorist, Franklin Jones-

Blog Quote #590...
"The unexamined life is not worth living. But a life properly examined makes living worthwhile."

Blog quote #591...
"Most of us would rather be ruined by praise,  than saved by criticism."
-Norman Vincent Peale-

We believe some are truly sincere, and want the best for you. This might come in the form of praise or even honest, constructive criticism. Others, for who knows why--are just trying to constantly critique, and take pot shots at you.

However, it never hurts to self mirror-ize, and keep an eye on yourself for occasional checkups.     

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blog Quote #588

Here's Blog Quote #588...
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. "
-Betty Smith-

Wow-- is that a perspective changer!
Remember your first visit to Disneyworld-- how blown away you were? How awe inspiring all the sites, cartoon characters, rides and overall amusement was. Almost over-whelming.

On the flip side, since we are on about the last day of a 4 day trip with your best friends to a remote place that you'll likely never get back to again. Makes you appreciate those last moments 1000% more--doesn't it?

Life is like that, and truly, whether we are 5 yrs old or 94 we never know--if and when--what we are doing, will ever be experienced again.

So...try to remember this tip--with everything you do and see. It will add an entirely crisp experience to your life. Kind of like finding a whole new world out there.
Great advice, Betty Smith!

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

Monday, December 2, 2013

Blog Quote #587...

Here's Blog Quote #587...
"There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them."
-Clare Boothe Lace-

This is a great statement by Ms. Clare(extra credit, as she spells her name the same as my mother!).

The mind is a wildly powerful piece of anatomy.
And for those who 'believe'---that doesn't even include, higher powers at work.

Simply stated--put the right stuff in, and incredibly good things can come out. This has been proven time and time again--by the smartest humans on the planet. Folks like Shakespeare, Aristotle, Buddha, Ford, Lincoln, James Allen, and both Carnegie's--have all stated  for lack of better terms--Garbage in--garbage out. But plant good things in the mind, and it will render good fruit.

Thus--for those going through challenges and struggles, find comfort in two things. First--that all humans go through their share of troubles. None of us have it scot free. Second--keep the chin up and the mind thinking positive. 

At some point, things WILL turn--for the better. If, that is, you grind it out, long enough.

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

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Blog Quote #586...

Here's Blog Quote #586...
"The impossible is often the untried."
-Jim Goodwin-

How true is this quote?

That's impossible can usually be substituted for "I don't want to work that hard," or  "How would anyone ever expect me to do that,"or "I don't really have the skills for that--- do I?"

Even better--- how many times in life has "impossible" been proven wrong?

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