JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog JOHNMARTINMILES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Habits! Successful people are simply those with successful habits. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:56:21 EST Responsibility The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:55:19 EST The Golden Rule Practice Golden-Rule 1 of Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:01:03 EST Tiny Efforts You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:47:08 EST Luck I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:48:02 EST Expectation Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:20:23 EST Giving Credit! The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:24:30 EST Accentuate the Positive If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:46:26 EST Assets ans Resources Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:15:39 EST Focus! The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:03:51 EST Positive Expectations! Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:20:04 EST Communication! Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:46:24 EST Knowledge! Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:34:48 EST Teamwork! Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:17:34 EST Comfort Zone Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:17:24 EST Opportunities! Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:48:43 EST Master the Change! You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:29:40 EST Dream! All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:14:27 EST Acceptance The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. <BR> <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:29:06 EST Gratitude! Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:41:20 EST Worthwhileness If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:46:26 EST Acres of Diamonds You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds. - Earl Nightingale Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:12:48 EST Tough Times “Tough times never last. Tough people do” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sun, 9 Aug 2015 07:55:59 EST Wisdom If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 8 Aug 2015 07:30:40 EST Cool Friday <em>36</em> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 19:36:50 EST On Growing Old Not much to add today. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are chock full of doctors' appointments. Three each day. Getting old sucks. But it beats the alternative hands down! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:26:37 EST Tomorrow? Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 17:23:00 EST Creation Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:37:10 EST Learning! It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:57:25 EST Idealizing! Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:09:30 EST Right Now! Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 08:47:50 EST Happiness! What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:59:19 EST Smothering and Shade! Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:35:17 EST Open Arms! Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:18:24 EST Don't brood! Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:40:38 EST Destiny! I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:27:56 EST Worry Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:18:06 EST Love What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:02:12 EST I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. <BR> Leo Buscaglia Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:35:30 EST Enthusiasam! I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:35:41 EST Change! Change is the end result of all true learning. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:25:51 EST Gentleness Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:43:05 EST Need We all need each other. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:09:12 EST Love Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10:39:18 EST Being Me! The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:58:45 EST Spiritual Exercise The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:38:12 EST Talent Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:43:03 EST Humana Prevent My health insurance carrier offered a weight loss monitoring program which I have joined. It parallels SparkPeople so they will complement each other. They sent me a scale with a cell phone in it. When I weigh in in the morning, it calls the website and posts my weight to my page. That is sort of neat. The program is the tried and true combination of smart eating and sensible exercise. I am looking forward to being considerably less of the man I have be come! Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:57:19 EST A Greater Power Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:54:23 EST A single rose A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:25:10 EST