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Blogs Benefit the Blogger

Saturday, August 01, 2009

There are a lot of people in the world. Only a small percentage of them bother to read anybody's blog. The person who gets the most benefit from a blog is the blogger!

If you post a blog on a certain subject, before you can begin to put down your ideas, you have to stop and think about them and get a clearer picture of both the idea and your view on on it. As you are putting your words down in hyperspace, you are thinking about them and impressing them on your mind.

Bear this in mind as you compose your blogs. The person who benefits most from the blog is the blogger so pay attention to what you are thinking and what you are writing so that you can reap the maximum benefit.

  
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HOKIEGRL11 8/2/2009 3:34PM

    I agree...I doubt many people read my blogs but they help me.

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BIGOLEDIVA 8/1/2009 11:41AM

    LOL...I never thought about that! But you're right...blogging is for the blogger not the readers. Hey- that means I can BRAG my tail off without feeling like a ...well "Bragger"( wink wink) who's gonna know? Teee heee

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Vacation - Day One

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The day started earl, like 5:00 Am because my son liks to get there early. We arrived at the beaqch only 4 hours before check-in time. Some shopping and someeating and then the rooms are ready. Off to the beachj, then check the e-mail, post the spark points and take a nap.

  


Friday is the beginning not the end.

Friday, July 10, 2009

This afternoon the cry "TGIF" will arise all over America as people break free of the bounds of their workaday world and prepare for the weekend. This is in fact the wrong attitude. friday is not the end of the work week, it is the beginning of the weekend.

Most people think of the weekend as two days, Saturday and Sunday, This point of view robs you of 20% of the weekend. the weekend starts when work ends on Friday and doesn't end until you return to work on Monday. That's an additional 12 hours of weekend.

Why do weekend chores have to be done on Saturday? Could some of them be done Friday night, freeing up some of Saturday for fun stuff. Could some of the chores be done Monday morning before you leave for work freeing up some more time.

Be creative with the scheduling of your time and take advantage of the extra half day every weekend!

  


Be as you wish to seem!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ideas just hang around for so long! The quotation is from Socrates. (Pronounced "So-crates" for you fans of Wyld Stallion music" San Diemas High School Football Rules!)

More recently, the modern self-help writer urges "Act as if". These ideas are identical. If you act as though what =you want to happen has happened, people will come to regard you as though it has actually happened and the event will happen.

I had a classmate in law school. The first time we took the bar exam, he came dressed in jeans, a golf shirt and sandals, pretty much like everyone else. The next time the bar exam came around, I was serving as a proctor and this classmate was taking the exam again. This time he was decked out in a three piece suit. When questioned on his attire because he stood out from the rest of the examinees, he announced, when you look good you do good. It wouldn't be much of a story if he failed the exam that time too but he didn't, he passed and has been a practicing attorney for the past 35 years.

I believe I credited Epictitus with saying "Nothing is but that thinking makes it so". That's sort of an inside out way of saying the same thing.

Your thoughts become your actions, your actions become your habits and your habits become your character.

Jimmy Buffet advises that changes in latitude cause changes in attitude. This is true but it leaves off the corollary that changes in attitude cause changes in altitude. It is practically impossible to reach beyond your realistic goals but it is possible to fall short of them. Set your goals, see yourself as having achieved them and act. Remember: "The you you see is the you you'll be!"

Be as you wish to seem!

  


Think and grow slim!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The common thread running through all of the self-help authors is that your mind controls what happens to you. What you are is determined by what you think.

Ask any hundred people in the world what the most powerful nation in the world is and they will usually respond first with their own, then United States, Russia, China, or where ever. In fact they are all wrong. The most powerful nation in the world is imagination!

It might have been Epictitus who said "Nothing is but that thinking makes it so" Since there are very few people around who actually knew Epictitus, I will go ahead and attribute the statement to him.

In the 1930's Napoleon Hill wrote a book called "Think and Grow Rich". This is an extremely powerful book and recommend it to everybody as a must read. In that book, Hill cites example after example of people who believed in what would happen and sure enough it did happen. This idea continues.

W. Clement Stone: "Success comes to those who try and keep trying with Positive Mental Attitude"

Zig Ziglar: "Get a check-up from the neck up and don't be a victim of stinkin' thinkin'"

Walt Disney: "Think, Believe, Dream and Dare!"

Marcus Aurelius: "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve!"

Believe you can achieve your goal and you will. There is no force so strong as an idea whose time has come (Panasonic quoting Thomas Edison)

Think and grow slim!

  
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WEEBIT50 7/8/2009 1:07PM

    I've heard this to be true,i have even tried it ,i think it does work. But you still have to work at anything you want out of life.It was very interesting to read your comment about this emoticon

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