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Well done is better than well said

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The title is a quotation fro Benjamin Franklin, one of our founding fathers and a purveyor of good ideas.

It is not hard to talk a good game as they say. It reminds me of a story about two men who were talking and one says "That Joe is amazing. He said he ran a mile this morning!" The second man asks "Couldn't you say the same thing?" The first man is astonished and says "There is no way I could run that far". To which the second man replies "That wasn't the question. I asked if you couldn't say the same thing, not do the act"

This underscores the point. It is easy to talk about an accomplishment or a plan but it is much more difficult to actually accomplish the feat. The lasting effects of the accomplishment remain long after the sweet sound of the words has faded.

Well done is better than well said

  


Live in the now!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

"Yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is a dream but today, well lived, will make every yesterday a happy memory and every tomorrow a dream of hope."
The Sanskrit

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines and sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream. Discover"
Mark Twain

"I don't have anything more to say about that."
Forest Gump

  
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DRAMAGIRL42 6/2/2009 11:52AM

    I saw the title of your post and I honestly thought it was going to have a "Wayne's World" theme. :p

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And Then Some

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The following is an excerpt from"Charging the Human battery" which is availablefrom SimpleTruths.Com"

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And then some...
These three little words are the secret to success.
They are the difference between average people and top
people in most companies.
The top people always do what is expected...
and then some.
They are thoughtful of others; they are considerate
and kind...and then some.
They meet their responsibilities fairly and squarely...
and then some.
They are good friends and helpful neighbors...
and then some.
They can be counted on in an emergency...
and then some.
I am thankful for people like this, for they make
the world a better place. Their spirit of service is
summed up in these three little words...
And then some."

  


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It seems that everyday there is a new crisis. But somehow, we manage to stare in the face of each crisis and stare it down like Davy Crockett grinning a bear. My friends tell me the Lord will not give you anything that you cannot handle. Some days, I just wish the Lord didn't have so much confidence in me!

We have developed a method. When a crisis arises we look at it. We determine whether it is a real crisis or an imagined one and determine what is the worst possible thing that could happen. Then we figure out what we would do if the worst possible thing did indeed happen. Once we have decided that, the rest is simple. In over 98% of the cases, the worst possible thing doesn't happen and since the probable actual event is less than we have planned for, we can for sure handle it.

  
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NIKINAKKINOO 5/27/2009 12:16PM

    "we can for sure handle it"....YES, YOU CAN!

Keep up the good work and keep staring down those bears! ;)

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Listen to your body

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You body is probably the best friend you have. It will always give you good advice. Muscle heads proudly wear sleeveless shirts that proclaim "No Pain, No Gain" Better advice might be "No Pain, Fine With Me!"

We really need to make a distinction between aches and pain. When you use a muscle or muscle group beyond what it is used to, you will feel the stress and strain in the muscle but this is not really pain. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is not right. If you did not experience pain, you wouldn't know to take your hand out of a fire for example.

The tendency is to "suck it up" and "don't be such a wimp" but this is often the worst advice. Once you can identify the difference between a signal that you are in uncharted territory and real pain, you can respond appropriately.

If a muscle aches for a day or so after a new regimen, that is normal but if it goes beyond an ache and becomes a real pain, it can be a signal that something bigger is happening like a strain pr a stress fracture. Know the signals.

If exercise makes you extremely short of breath or light-headed, back off a bit and build up to the level where you can continue comfortably. For aerobic exercise, observe the talking and singing rule. You should be able to talk but not necessarily sing during your workout. This will put you in an appropriate aerobic zone.

Listen to your body

  


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