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Good News, Bad News

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good News, Bad News

Maybe it shoulkd say "Bad News, Good News". I had to go into Atlanta this morning and missed my regular breakfast. I overcame the temptation of Krispy Kreme and honey buns at the Quic k Trip. On the way home, I treated myself to the #1 lunch at the Varsity, two chili dogs, french fries and a diet coke. Bad News, 932 calories. Good news, I still have 800 calories left for dinner. I know missing breakfast is a bad decision and I don't do it regularly but comparing Krispy Kremes on the one hand and abstinence on te other, abstinence seemed the lesser of the two evisl.

Tomorrow, it's back to V-8, honey nut Cheerios and fat free milk for breakfast. But I did enjoy the Varsity!

  


Act As If

Monday, January 25, 2010

If you treat an individual ... as if he were what he ought to be, and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Goethe externalized a great philosophy. Since your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and what is vividly imagined, If you "Act As If" you have achieved a goal, your subconscious mind will make the necessary adjustments so that it will really happen.

Trust in God, believe in yourself and dare to dream!

  


Accentuate the Positive. Eliminate the Negative.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Accentuate the Positive. Eliminate the Negative. Don't mess with Mister In Between.

The song from which these words were lifted was popular in the 1940's but they are still appropriate today. Our most important attribute is our attitude for it is you attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude. I don't know who said that first but almost every self-help author or speakers uses it in some form.

To be successful, have a Positive Mental Attitude and surround yourself with people who have a similar attitude. Your altitude will take care of itself.

  


"You've Got to Please Yourself"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

"The surest route to failure is to try to please everybody" Bill Cosby

In the late '60, Rick Nelson released a song called "Garden Party" which chronicled his adventures at a concert when he realized that the audience wanted to hear the singer that he was and not the singer that he had become. The refrain went "You can't please everybody, so you'd better please yourself".

It is impossible to please everybody because everybody wants you to be something different. It is the old proverb that you cannot be all things to all people. Of all the people you meet along your journey through Spaceship earth, only one of them will accompany you throughout the trip and that is you! Therefore, he only person whose approval you need is your own. Dennis Waitley says we should ask ourselves whether we have grown up to be the person the child we were thought we should become.

"You can't please everybody, so you'd better please yourself"

  
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MNABOY 1/23/2010 2:54PM

    Good memories you share.

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Listen More Than You Talk

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

- Epictetus, philosopher

A good corollary to this statement is that it is better to remain quiet and have people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  
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MOTHERLORI 1/23/2010 11:44AM

    Hahahaha John,
I never knew who said that, but I used to use it all the time in my group that I taught in prison. I was the teacher and yet almost everyone of those guys wanted to argue with me instead of listen. I used to tell them to listen to everything and "If it don't apply, let it fly!" because if they didn't, they would never know if it applied to them or not. Lori

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