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It's Not What You Are That Holds You Back...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


From Zig Ziglar's Daily Insight:

It's Not What You Are That Holds You Back...

A while back I spoke to a group in Houston and I showed them pictures of some very famous people.

They included Thomas Edison, Cher, Walt Disney, Richard Branson, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and my hero Winston Churchill.

Then I asked the audience what they all had in common.

Can you guess?

There were quite a few answers from the audience and they were all wrong. It was only after I pulled out $100 and offered it as a prize that a person in the back overcame his fear of being wrong and volunteered the correct answer....

....they were all dyslexic!

I pointed out that the role that made each of them famous also required a lot of reading. Do you know how hard it is for a dyslexic person to read?

But not a single one of those great people that I cited let dyslexia keep them from being all they were created to be.

That's why one of my most favorite quotes is, "It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you're not."

  
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BLOOMING52 9/16/2009 8:42AM

    Thank you!

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Don't let yesterday use up too much of today

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The title quote comes from Will Rogers.

The Sanskrit tells us the same thing, "Yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is but a vision but today, well lived, will make every yesterday a pleasant memory and every tomorrow a vision of hope."

A similar saying tells us that yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is a dream but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

Today is all we have, twenty-four hours, 1440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. We have each of these hours, minutes, and seconds to use as we please but once they are used, they are gone. Don't waste any of these precious seconds worrying about what happened yesterday, it's done and you can't change it! Don't waste these precious seconds worrying about tomorrow. It's not here yet, you cannot change tomorrow today, you must live today to its fullest.

An old joke says to live every day as though it were your last because one day it will be. It would be terrible to spend your last day worrying about a tomorrow that never comes!

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today

  
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MNABOY 9/16/2009 8:37AM

    Thanks for the uplift

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10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times

Monday, September 14, 2009

10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times
By Noah benShea

Difficult financial times often inspire people to become more extraordinary. Challenge and adversity can push people toward their own greatness. It can launch you on a deeper personal journey toward happiness, fulfillment, and a life of meaning. As you explore ways to gather strength and improve self-esteem, remember, it is not so much about what you have but who you are. May these tips inspire you. May you go from strength to strength and be a source of strength to others.

Broke Is Not Broken
Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being lost, and finding your balance is not something you can do on a balance sheet.

Having Less Doesn't Mean You Are Less
Don't confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what you have with who you are.

Savor Life and Slow Down
When you're in a hurry, go slowly. The faster you go in life the sooner it is a blur.

Prayer Creates a New Path
Prayer creates a path where there is none and turns your stumbling blocks into building blocks.

Courage Is Not Absence of Fear
Put your faith, and not your fears, in charge. Courage isn't the absence of fears but how you wrestle with them.

Embrace the Future
If you're busy hugging the past, you can't embrace the future. Don't let the past kidnap your future.

Change Is the Only Constant
This too shall pass. Change is the only constant. In order to take a breath, you must release your breath.

Make a Difference
Do what you can, but never forget that letting go is very different from giving up. Of all the things you can make in life, remember you make all the difference in your life.

Embrace Happiness
Tough times don't require you to be tough on yourself. Find the courage to embrace happiness.

You Are Great
Things don't have to be good for you to be great.



  
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SUNSHINEBILL 9/14/2009 8:09PM

    Nice job. It is a helpful reminder. Interesting as we get older how our perspective changes. That's for your courage to share.

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MNABOY 9/14/2009 6:42PM

    Thanks, I needed that.

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Do Something!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

So what do we do? Anything - something. So long as we don't just sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

Lee Iacocca
Former Chairman of Chrysler Corporation

  
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1THING 9/13/2009 12:44PM

    Here, here!

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MARYMAC45 9/13/2009 12:34PM

    A good thought. Thanks. Good luck to you!

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Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.
Italian Proverb

This seems a bit obscure until you think about it. Nothing in this world has any power over our lives until we give it power. The king and the Pawn are cut from the same block of wood, painted with the same paint and shipped in the same box. It is only when we take the pieces out of the box and arrange them on the chess board that the King and the Pawn have different ranks. So it is with the external forces that effect our lives.

Why should you feel gloomy when it is raining. In the movie "oh God", George Burns, as God, said, "If I hadn't created rain you wouldn't appreciate sunshine." Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about dancing in the rain (See Friday's blog by the same title" Shakespeare said "What's in a name? Would not a rose by any other name smell so sweet?"

Do not give events power over you. Face the complications and move past the.

  


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