JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOHNMARTINMILES JOHNMARTINMILES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Enjoy the Uncomfortable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320292 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. <BR> Denis Waitley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:28:16 EST Attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319747 <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. <BR> Denis Waitley <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:24:11 EST If You Think You Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319300 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. <BR> Denis Waitley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:31:53 EST Past, Present, and Future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318747 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. <BR> Denis Waitley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:46:44 EST Excellence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318302 <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> Excellence always sells. <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:59:41 EST Memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317786 <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <BR> Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make money. You can’t always make memories. <BR> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:34:52 EST Love Isn't http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317375 <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time, made new. <BR> Og Mandino <BR> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:50:22 EST Your Environment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316931 <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you? <BR> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:11:35 EST A Panecea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316440 "Communication is everyone's panacea for everything." - Tom Peters Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:13:53 EST Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315931 <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> "Humor is the affectionate communication of insight." <BR> - Leo Rosten <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00:34 EST Listening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315381 <em>36</em> <BR> "We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." <BR> - Epictetus <BR> <BR> "When you speak you are repeating something you already know. When you listen you night learn something" <BR> - The Dahli Lama <BR> <em>36</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:31:31 EST Wise Men http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314935 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people." <BR> - William Butler Yeats <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:38:05 EST Information and Communication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314367 <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> "The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." <BR> - Sydney Harris <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:30:18 EST Dialog and Listening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313892 <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <BR> "Two monologues do not make a dialogue." <BR> - Jeff Daly <BR> <BR> "Listening does not mean waiting for your turn to talk" <BR> - Zig Ziglar <BR> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:14:33 EST The Power of Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313379 <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> "The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them." <BR> - Stephen King <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:31:02 EST Anger Speak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312944 <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> "Speak when you are angry -- and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret." <BR> - Laurence Peters <BR> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:47:17 EST Yet More Communication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312295 <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> "Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after." <BR> - Anne Morrow Lindbergh <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> Tue, 7 Feb 2017 12:02:36 EST Still More Communication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311694 <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <BR> "Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break." <BR> - Earl Wilson <BR> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> Mon, 6 Feb 2017 10:08:06 EST The Right Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311163 <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." <BR> - Mark Twain <BR> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 10:56:38 EST More Communication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310690 <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." <BR> - George Bernard Shaw <BR> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2017 11:52:15 EST A Thousand Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310135 <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <BR> "Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language." <BR> - Walt Disney <BR> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:01:03 EST What We Are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309628 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "In the last analysis, what we are, communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do." <BR> - Stephen Covey <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:29:46 EST Communication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309045 <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> "The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." <BR> - Peter Drucker <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> My blog entries are directed toward the total self and sometimes seem a bit off point on this site but remember, a sound mind in a sound body (I used to kno... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:41:07 EST Tempus Fugit, or not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308396 <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <BR> Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> <em>12</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:26:14 EST Defeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307808 <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <BR> "Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact" <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:47:51 EST Praise and Criticism http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307267 <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> "The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." — Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:15:16 EST Happy Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306148 <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> "Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast." <BR> — Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:14:58 EST Never Give Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305561 <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> "Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:32:39 EST Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304966 <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <BR> "Change your thoughts, and you change your world" <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:21:41 EST Sleeping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304365 <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <BR> "Don't take tomorrow to bed with you." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:22:04 EST Time to Quit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303688 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "It's always too early to quit." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:46:36 EST Positive Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303034 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:00:07 EST A Miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302637 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Know that you yourself are a miracle." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:25:40 EST You Are What You Are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301999 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "It is a fact that you project what you are." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:15:56 EST Age? What Age? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301282 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Live your life and forget your age." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:27:58 EST Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300626 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:17 EST Never Give Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299896 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:17:36 EST On Growing Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299169 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:26:20 EST Accentuate the Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298661 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> "Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative, and Don't Mess with Mr. In-between" <B... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:14:21 EST Expectations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297911 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "We tend to get what we expect." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:47:56 EST The Willing Servant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297282 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources" <BR> ~Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> In a seeming contradictory circle of life, our actions are influenced by our subconscious mind and our s... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:22:40 EST Laws of Attraction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296633 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Again, we have a modern day (If the 1950's can be referred to as "modern", but I guess compared to the B... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:41:36 EST A Blog About Nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296269 Today was chock full but I did survive. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:07:08 EST You Can Do It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295419 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> I was thinking that today time is short. I stayed up way too late watchi... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:02:45 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294519 <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> "Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale, the c... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:39:32 EST Bigger Than You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293836 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> It seems that the sayings I pick out are contradictory but upon closer observation, they turn out to be true. <BR> <BR> So often when we ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:13:49 EST Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293126 <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> "Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson summed it up best: <BR> <BR> "Some of your hurts you have cured... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 10:20:14 EST Success or Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292557 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors." <BR> — Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Since his premise is "Positive Thinking" we w... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:00:57 EST Untieing the Ties http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292109 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> There are several reasons why people do not succeed in their many endeavors. Not having enough money is often one of the first reasons cited. "If I just had the money to get ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:21:39 EST Our Thoughts Will Lead Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291141 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts. <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> There has been a television for several decades now for the United Negro College Fund which has the slogan "A mind is a terrible thing to waste.". <BR> <BR> In reality, ... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:01:29 EST