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Do what you don't like to do!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What sets successful people apart from the run of the mill that successful people are willing to do what they do not like to do. Mark Twain said that if you have to eat two frogs, eat the big one first.

In every endeavor, there are tasks which have to be performed which we find distasteful or just plain don't like. That dislike aside, that task stands between us and success and it must be done. What are the choices? If we want to be successful, we can do the distasteful task immediately and get it over with or we can put it off and fret about it until we finally face up to the task. What have we gained by putting off the task? We have gained a period of worry. And what are we worried about? We are worried about something that has to happen for us to achieve success. We have violated a cardinal rule in that we have spoiled several of our precious minutes or days avoiding something that has to be done anyway.

Do not waste time on worry. Do what you don't like to do! Do It Now!

  


You've got to have a dream!

Monday, March 23, 2009

In South Pacific, Bloody Mary sings "You've got to have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?"

In the movie by the same title, Jack Nicholson muses "What if this is as good as it gets?

If this is as good as it gets, then there is little point in moving on, but if you have a dream of greater things, you have a reason for being. What we call dreams are really goals with some window dressing.

Treat your dreams seriously and treat them like goals. Examine your dreams, figure out the best path to realize your dreams and take the first step down that path, one step at a time. In the Christmas Special "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" the advice is sung in a song "You just put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking 'cross the floor. Just put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking out the door!"

Remember Walt Disney, one of the greatest dreamers of our time or before your time if you are younger than I. Walt started a business in one of the most corrupt and scrungiest industries of his time, an amusement park and he based his fortune on a mouse of all things! Walt said "Trust in God, Believe in Yourself and Dare to Dream!"

  
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JOSLINDA 3/23/2009 9:45AM

    So true.. "Dare to Dream". In Pretty Woman" right at the beginning of the movie there is a guy walking around asking "What's your dream". Wonderful Blog!! I loved it

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Carpe Diem! Sieze the day!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Carrying on with the 1,440 minutes theme from yesterday. Embrace every day and nurture it. It is the only chance you will get to experience this day so savor it.

  


If you think you can, you can!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Henry Ford said that whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right! Much has been written on the Power of Positive Thinking (N. V. Peale) and Positive Mental Attitude (WE. Clement Stone & Napoleon Hill). Positive thinking by itself cannot accomplish the impossible. No matter how much you think positively, you probably will not be able to fly. But, within reason, you can accomplish a lot through positive thinking and visualization. A basketball team in Australia was divided into three groups. On day one they each shot 100 free throws and recorded the results. For the next thirty days, group one did not visit the basketball court, group two went to the gym every day and shot free throws for an hour while group three did not go to the gym but spent one hour each day visualizing and vividly imagining themselves shooting free throws and making over 90% of their shots.

At the end of thirty days, group one's results were the same as on day one. Group two showed a marked improvement and group three show improvement almost identical to that of group two.

Never underestimate the power of the human mind.

If you think you can, you can!

  
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LEBOOBOO 3/22/2009 3:46PM

    No question about positive thinking and the effect of doing so. However, my question is are you always this positive? If you are, could you let me know how you deal with the 'downs' life sometimes throws at us. If you do get down, what do you do to help you get up?

I am basically a positive, high energy person. Though when life throws a dart at me, it's very hard to get out of the funk. Would love to hear more about your philosophies.
Sincerely,
Elli
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Time is the currency of life, spend it wisely!

Friday, March 20, 2009

If at the beginning of every day you were handed 1,440 ten dollar bills and told you could spend them on anything you wanted but at midnight they became non-negotiable and worthless, you would be careful what you spent the money on and you would be sure to spend all of it by midnight.

That is exactly what happens with life. Everyday ate one second past midnight you are giver 1,440 minutes to spend how you choose but at midnight, those minutes are gone and cannot be recovered. The minutes cannot be saved, the must be spent. How many minutes have we squandered during our lifetimes. How many minutes have you spent worrying? See my previous blog on needless worry. The double whammy of worrying is that over 92% of it is useless and the time spent worrying can be better spent with a minimum of thought. When a worrisome situation presents itself, see what category it falls into. If it is in one of the 92% categories,(already happened, not going to happen, is going to happen and nothing I can do about it, even if it does happen, the results are not too bad) Forget it and get on with your life. If it falls into the 8%, ask yourself "What is the worst thing that can happen? then "If the worst thing happens, what will I do?.. Now you know how you will handle the absolute worst case scenario and that you can handle it. In over 92% of the cases, the worst possible scenario will not happen so you can cope with the real results easily.

You know you can handle the worst case scenario so stop worrying and get on with your life. Do not waste any of your precious 1,440 minutes on needless worry.

Don't worry, be happy!

  
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LEBOOBOO 3/22/2009 4:01PM

    I hope you don't mind that I copied this blog onto my page. I found your writing very inspirational!!!! Are you a teacher? You write beautifully. If you would prefer I take it off, I will graciously oblige. emoticonEllie

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