Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blog Quote #613...

Here's Blog Quote #613...
"Slumps are like a soft bed. They're easy to get into and hard to get out of."
-Johnny Bench,  Hall of Fame baseball player-

Can anyone relate here? Assuming we all can--then what to do with a slump?

We recommend that you do exactly as you do--on getting out of bed. After two taps on the snooze button, and a few grunts and groans--grin and bear it! 

Everyday, most of us (hopefully) get out of bed. It's because a DECISION was made--to get out of bed. Try that same strategy with that slump. 

Like most things--it all starts in the mind, first. Decide, then watch that slump dissipate.

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blog Quote #612...

Here's Blog Quote #612...
"The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer."
-United States military slogan-

In other words, impossible--IS POSSIBLE!

How's that for:
~ ~ Can't fail.
~ ~ Make it happen.
~ ~ Fall seven times, get up eight.
~ ~ Persist, persevere, and eventually-- hit paydirt.
~ ~ The little engine that could.

Perhaps that's why the U.S.military is one of thee best in the world!

Something to remember- the next time we face a significant 'challenge.' Hmm...

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blog Quote #611...

Here's Blog Quote #611...
"Why worry? If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better."
-Walt Disney-

Simple, FANTASTIC advice!

Less worry. More concentration, focus, effort, and attention-- on doing the very best you can.

Perhaps if we all did this (the very best we can)-there wouldn't be much time for worry?

That's my view...what say you?  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Blog Quote #610

Here's Blog Quote #610...
"I've had my coffee. You may now speak."
-Anonymous, non morning person-

Good morning!
Let's face it.There are just some people who happen to be a tad sluggish in the morning. And others do not like to burn the candle late at night. One or the other. This discussion involves the sleepyheads.

Having a few of these 'coffee dependants' in my world at home, the best advice I can share is...

Get out of their way. 
Let them get their java, and all will work out. 
It is what it is. As they say-- don't fight a losing battle, or better yet--pick the ones that are worth the effort..

Be it Folgers, Maxwell House, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks or whatever their favorite morning juice is, get it into them, before proceeding. Cups up...

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

Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog Quote # 609

Here's Blog Quote #609...
"The only substitute for shouting, is substance."
-Juanita Kreps-

Less yelling.. 
More truth, facts, proof, and validity.

Louder is usually a turnoff. 
Possible insecurity. And a sign of ducks not always in a row.

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

Blog Quote #608

Here's blog Quote #608...
"Almost everything is more complicated than it seems, but nothing is hopeless."
-Vincent Barnett, president Colgate University-

When I first read the quote-- it made me think of how much goes on behind the scenes of anything and everything. No matter what it is we see, there is usually so many moving parts that are happening by other people to make things look smooth-- totally unaware to the casual onlooker.

Case in point. We used to own race horses. People who go bet on them they think it's an easy business. That you win 100% of the purses, you get your picture taken, and you get written about in horse magazines. They have no clue about the multitude of expenses, the vet bills, the injury to the horses, the rest they need to take parts of the year,  and so on and so forth. And how would they? It looks so glamorous on the outside. Little do they know about the other 97  intricacies that occur-upon further review.

And that's the same for the jewelry business, the real estate business, or running an ice cream shop. Nothing in life is easy. Great time, care, knowledge, and expertise need to be gathered to do almost anything. But if it was easy, what fun would that be?

In this quote, Barnett reassures us that although most things are complicated-- if one is willing to invest the time and efforts-- nothing is hopeless and most desires can be attained. We concur.

That's my view...what say you?   

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blog quote #607...

Here's Blog Quote #607...
"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place."
-Lao Tzu-

Good wisdom from the intelligent Lao Tzu.  Anyone care to agree or disagree?

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blog Quote # 606

Here's Blog Quote #606...
"I don't want to find the secret. I'm afraid all the joy will go out of it, if I find the secret."
-Bob Newhart-

Anyone remember Mr Newhart? The mellowest, straight faced comedian ever? Funny guy.

While this quote seems funny, there is some truth to it. What if 'the secret' isn't all its cracked up to be? We wait so long. We have grand visions. We have huge expectations-- then we find out what we've been waiting so long for. And it just doesn't live up to the hype & glitz we thought it would be.

So, maybe it's better to live on--and, as Newhart suggests-- not ever really find out the secret? In the meantime carry on with life, be the best you can be, live by the golden rule and be polite and nice to all people. 

Maybe the secret is as simple as that. Maybe it's right in front of our face.

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blog Quote #605...

Here's Blog Quote #605...
"If you've got something to say, say it. Slowly. With effect. The audience isn't going anywhere. At least not the people you care about. No- don't waste their time.Yes- handle your message with the respect is deserves."
-Seth Godin-

Just a great reminder--If we have something important to say, don't rush through it--for whatever reason.

Some of the usual culprits are--we have monkey mind(bad self talk), fear someone isn't interested, think people are in a hurry, poor self-confidence, etc etc.

Reminds us of a Coach Wooden-ism- "Be quick, but don't hurry."

Again, if what you have to say is important--take your time, and communicate--clearly, crisply, and with concise-ness.

That's my view...what say you

Monday, January 13, 2014

Blog Quote #604...

Here's Blog Quote #604...
"A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but its better to be thoroughly sure."
-Czech proverb-

A bit of humor here from our Czech friends. 

In general--a good principle to double check things in life to be safe and sure. A wise man remain thorough; a fool-- rushed and hasty.

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blog Quote #603...

Here's Blog Quote #603...
Consider how hard it is to change yourself, and you'll understand what little chance you have-- of trying to change others."
-Jacob Braude-

How simple and crystal clear this seems--when see in writing. Yet how many of us( yours truly guilty as charged) offer advice & suggestions, to ask/tell others - what to do, how to live, or even how to change, adapt, and mold.

Double WOW WOW!

Thank you, Jacob Braude- for this excellent, vivid, clear, realization.
I'll be thinking twice before giving my next 2 cents of 'advice.' How about you?

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blog Quote #602

Here's Blog Quote #602...
"If you're not using your smile, your like a man with a million dollars in the bank--and no checkbook."
-Les Giblin-

Smile--It's simply one of your greatest assets. It's the secret-est of secret weapons that can be used for the force of good. It's universal...everyone can relate; most all will appreciate. 

In addition- one never knows the power of what it can do for another. And how badly someone else may need it--at the time.

You can give it away, for FREE. And you can keep on giving, and giving, and giving.

Just a few pretty cool reasons of a thousand--that we could have listed--to use that smile and start sharing more often.

Oh-- it also make YOU feel good too. Extra double bonus!
Thanks Les.

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

Monday, January 6, 2014

Blog Quote #601...

Here's Blog Quote #601...
"When things get tough and you know you just have to do/ finish/ get through something that is unpleasant-- just smile--it makes you tougher."
-Lawrence O'Toole- 

When something HAS to be done...our options are:
a.) complain all the way. 
b.) grit and bear it, or 
c.) SMILE. 

Like other 'stuff' in life, it's a mind choice. A cognitive decision. So why not put the positive spin on the mind?  It will be much more bearable, and there's a strong liklihood- that it gets completed a whole lot faster, as well. 

Sounds like a pretty good strategy to me, that Mr O'Toole has formulated.

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

Friday, January 3, 2014

Blog Quote #600...

Here's Blog Quote #600...
"All things pass, and today will be history, tomorrow."
-Janet 'Red Hat Lady' Brighton-

Ms. Brighton reminds us all to hang in there. Weather the storm. Get through somehow, whatever challenge you face, or whatever is nagging at your behind.

As she says--eventually, things pass. And when the sun comes up tomorrow, it's a new day, fresh with live energy, new strength, and life-- to take on whatever battles lie ahead. And funny how-- many times-- whatever worried us in the past, really wasn't that big a deal, after all.


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

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Blog Quote #599...

Here's Blog Quote #599...
"It is necessary to try to surpass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life."
-Queen Christina-

Self improvement--  if we are living and breathing, why not try to improve and get better at whatever we do, at however we live? This includes skills, attitudes, habits, and practically anything else we can think of.

Since the new year -2014 is upon us- what better time than to start this little habit? Self improvement-- a small bit each day adds up to some quality stuff a year from now.
Thanks to the Queen for this excellent advice.

That's my view... what say you?