Tuesday, September 29, 2015

For the less talented-- there is HOPE

Blog quote #776...

"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time." Don Zimmer--
Something to remember-for the underdogs, the 4th and 7th round drafters, and the last few picked for the kick ball game. Ask any coach who's been skippering more than a few years and they'll  be sure to  a.)not only agree with this, but b.) likely have a few stories to go with it.
Pass it on as inspiration, as motivation, and also as a pretty solid fact of life, that everyone should be aware of. Dig, dig, dig it out. Hustle. Go, go, go.

That's my view...what say you? 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Do you UNDERSTAND this? Are you sure?

Blog quote #775...

"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time- a tremendous whack." -Winston Churchill-
Hoping that you got the point of this quote- to be sure to get your message across. Don't dilly-dally or beat around the bush, but be sure to be clear about what you want to say. Then do it again, and be sure to circle back another time...for extra clarity and conciseness. 
Get the picture? Does this make sense about being sure to make your point. Did we make it vivid to make ourselves crystal clear here? Capiche?
That's my view...what say you? 
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Holy guacamole! What do I do now?

Blog quote #774...

"Being young is greatly overestimated...any failure seems so total. Later on, you realize you can have another go." -Mary Quant-
To all the teenagers, youth, and newly graduated out there, take heed of this message. Most things that happen, no matter how bad they seem at the time, are NOT the end of the world. 
Quite to the contrary, most things  a week or a month later, don't mean a hill of beans. Have a little trust  in us adults on this one. For when you get older and look back, you'll likely be sharing this same advice...with your youth.
Thanks Mary, for a superb quote and observation.
That's my view...what say you? 
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

A different way...to PEACE

Blog quote #773...

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." -Indira Gandhi-
Perhaps the great Indian philosopher was suggesting for all of us to get along and mend fences rather than getting angry at each other.
A very creative and effective message, to get his point across. 
That's my view...what say you? 
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Avalanches...and responsibility for them?

Blog quote #772...

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec-
This thought is just downright clever. Things that immediately came to mind were  'I only did a little,'  'contributing factor,' and  'not talking too much here, just a bit...'
But at the end of the day, a lot of a little--can do much (both good, and in this case, very damaging). 
The sum of the total here is this:  If you are part of the team, regardless of how little, you are part of the responsibility as well. Again, that could be a great thing, or, it might spell trouble.
A very mind provoking quote here. Bravo!
That's my view...what say you? 
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

To get REVENGE, have you tried this?

Blog quote #771...

"There is no revenge so complete, as forgiveness." -Josh Billings-
The best way to get back at someone, to draw even with them...is to forgive them. What? Really? It disarms them. Confuses their noggin. It breaks the anger/fight barrier.
It's being the bigger person, and, in the end, it brings two people closer together versus farther apart.
It's one of life's best kept secrets. First, go try it. Second, spread the word!
That's my view...what say you? 
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Monday, September 14, 2015


Blog quote #770...

"A beautiful face will age and a perfect body will change, but an awesome person will always be an awesome person." -Seen on a poster-
Find friends and long term companions with good hearts and quality character. All the rest is a bonus, and is clearly second fiddle in importance, in the grand scheme of things.
That's my view...what say you? 
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Do you HOPE for things?

Blog quote #769...

"My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope." -Ovid-
We say  "Good for you, Ovid."  
WHY NOT hope? Without hope, we have nothing, really! When given the choice of hoping, or, giving up all hope-- why not choose the former?  Gives you at minimum, something to hang onto.
And the greatest news is-- sometimes, what we DO hope for--is realized, or it does actually play out. How cool is that?
How about you-- do you hope?
That's my view...what say you? 
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

How do you play YOUR CARDS?

Blog quote #768...

"Ultimately,the  things which most affect the quality of your life are your decisions. The cards you are dealt do not matter nearly so much as how you decide to play them." -Ralph Marston-
We couldn't agree with Ralph more. Everyone gets their share of straights, flushes, and full houses. A few do get a royal flush. Each of us  though also get more  more than plenty of hands 10 and under.
Point is, it's all about attitude  and how we deal with what comes our way. Ask any coach and they'll take a great attitude and moderate talent over top skills and a poor mindset, every time.
That's my view...what say you? 
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Monday, September 7, 2015

On Forgetting and Remembering...

Blog quote #767...

"What a maddening  thing a memory can be, dodging away from you when you're trying desperately to snag it, descending around you like a collapsing tent,when you most want to forget it." -Pat Morrison-
How accurate is this statement by Morrison? He truly hit the nail on the head here. Nice wordage as well.

Anyone else have memory issues, as we age?

That's my view...what say you? 
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Friday, September 4, 2015

What to do when it Rains...

Blog quote #766...

"The best thing one can do when it's raining, is let it rain." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-
I love this for its simplicity, yet it can take you in many different directions.
First of all,  it's not like any of us has the power to make it stop. 
Second, it's a message to just let some things be. To go with the flow.
A third thought might be that nature will do what nature will do. Embrace versus fighting it.
Fourth, some might guess that people will complain about the rain-- well,  in the mindset, turn the rain into a positive. Perhaps it's the creator's way of giving the land a much needed drink.
Zoiks!  So much from a simple little quote. That's why its such a great statement. Thanks HWL.
That's my view...what say you? 
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