Friday, June 20, 2014

Blog Quote #668...

Here's Blog Quote #668...
"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can."
-Henry Drummond-

Sounds like trickery, or a 'which comes first, the chicken or the egg' statement. Regardless, a good one to mull over for the weekend.

Things that make you go hmm...

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

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blog Quote #667...

Here's Blog Quote #667...
"Its better to be a hopeful person rather than a cynical, grumpy one,because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you're hopeful, you have more fun."
-Barbara Kingsolver, writer-

Makes a lot of sense to us. I often wonder why more people don't see this logic. 

How about you?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blog Quote #666...

Here's Blog Quote #666...
"Don't be afraid to give something away for free if you can gain a customer for life."
-Mark Cuban-

Sometimes, you just have to get the camel's nose in the tent. If you have a impactful product or service that truly matters and makes a difference in peoples lives, let them know.

Occasionally, the best or only way to accomplish to give a free trial, a courtesy sample, or a no cost experiment. Think big picture. Think larger IMPACT. 

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blog Quote #665...

Here's Blog Quote #665...
"The only place that success comes before in the dictionary."

Yup; we looked it up in good ol' Webster's. It's true.

Message: No free rides out there. Almost everyone who is successful, got there by the good old fashioned, roll up the sleeves, work up a sweat, and get to work. Wish we could report different, but this isn't Fantasy Island. 

Nice creative quote by this unknown person.

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

Friday, June 6, 2014

Blog quote #664...

Here's Blog Quote #664...
"We get little wisdom from success."
-William Saroyan, American writer-

This quote is powerful because it's so accurate, yet it's not thought about often. 

Think about whenever you lose. Whether it's a sporting event, a job proposal, a tryout for the play, or even asking someone out on a date. What's the first thing we all do? Well maybe not everyone, but those that want to improve our chances for success the next time. Those who want self- improvement or better.

We think about the scenario. We replay it in our minds, asking self, what could we have done better? Could we have tried this, tweaked that, eliminated that move or added this twist? We scrutinize, analyze,and compartmentalize. Why? How?  What if?  And that's a good thing. That is how we all get better.

Versus the winner. They go celebrate, they yuck it up. They do press conferences, get congratulated and do all the fun and positive things that winners get to do. That's ok.

Here's the interesting thing...many times the difference between winning and losing isn't much at all.  Perhaps, even in winning, there is room for improvement and re-looking at all that transpired and still try to raise the bar next time? In fact--that is what the best of the best do. Win OR lose, they are always trying to improve.

So, next time, in victory or defeat--just look at it as a learning experience and a chance to step up your game for a more improved experience next time. In contrast to Saroyan's comment--- much wisdom CAN come from defeat.

That's my view...what say you? 

More positive-ness and wisdom?--Smile-Therapy  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blog quote #663...

Here's Blog Quote #663...
"My life is one big obstacle course, with me being the chief obstacle."
-Jack Paar-

Anyone else out there---relate to this?
Are there other people like myself, getting in our own way?

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

More Smiles and better thinking?  --Smile-Therapy--