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When you fall down, get up!
Saturday, March 28, 2009      0 comments

It doesn't matter how many times you fall down. What's important is how many times you get up! I don't know who said that originally, it may have been Sun Tsu or Confucius, or Dale Carnegie, or Napoleon Hill or W. Clement Stone or Wayne Dyer, ... Read more
Do it now!
Friday, March 27, 2009      0 comments

If something has to be done, go ahead and do it. By putting off a distasteful task, you have a chance to worry over it and make it more distasteful. As I said a few days ago, "If you have to eat two frogs, eat the big one first" (Twain) then t... Read more
Be the Message!
Thursday, March 26, 2009      0 comments

Roger Ailes,President of Fox News tells his on air reporters and commentators "You are the message." What this means is similar to the crux of the issue in Bobby Darin's comeback in "Beyond the Sea". Sandy told Bobby that the audience only hea... Read more
Be the candle or be a mirror!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      0 comments

WILL ROGERS SAID TO LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHER BECAUSE YOU WON'T HAVE TIME TO MAKE THEM ALL YOURSELF. IT IS THE SAME WITH GOOD IDEAS. YOU WON'T LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO THINK OF THEM ALL YOURSELF SO FEEL FREE TO REPEAT THE GOOD IDEAS OF OTHER... Read more
Do what you don't like to do!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      0 comments

What sets successful people apart from the run of the mill that successful people are willing to do what they do not like to do. Mark Twain said that if you have to eat two frogs, eat the big one first. In every endeavor, there are tasks... Read more
You've got to have a dream!
Monday, March 23, 2009      1 comments

In South Pacific, Bloody Mary sings "You've got to have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?" In the movie by the same title, Jack Nicholson muses "What if this is as good as it gets? If this is ... Read more
Carpe Diem! Sieze the day!
Sunday, March 22, 2009      0 comments

Carrying on with the 1,440 minutes theme from yesterday. Embrace every day and nurture it. It is the only chance you will get to experience this day so savor it.... Read more
If you think you can, you can!
Saturday, March 21, 2009      1 comments

Henry Ford said that whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right! Much has been written on the Power of Positive Thinking (N. V. Peale) and Positive Mental Attitude (WE. Clement Stone & Napoleon Hill). Positive thinking by i... Read more
Time is the currency of life, spend it wisely!
Friday, March 20, 2009      1 comments

If at the beginning of every day you were handed 1,440 ten dollar bills and told you could spend them on anything you wanted but at midnight they became non-negotiable and worthless, you would be careful what you spent the money on and you woul... Read more
Be the best you that you can be!
Thursday, March 19, 2009      2 comments

I believe it was Wayne Dyer who quoted one of the older self-help philosophers that we each must account for our lives but when called upon to do so, we will not be asked "Why didn't you find a cure for cancer?' of "Why didn't you set a new worl... Read more
Don't Worry!, Be Happy!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009      0 comments

In a song that was popular several years ago, Bobby McFerrin advised us "Don't Worry!, Be Happy!" This is about as good advice as you can get. People who have studied worry have discovered that over 92% of the things we worry about fall into f... Read more
Erin Go Braugh! Ireland Forever!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      0 comments

The raucous celebration of St Patrick's Day has perpetuated the perception of the Irish as a group of hard drinking partying people and that they are. The Irish are also hard working industrious people without whom the railroads in this country... Read more
Thoughts on Huddling
Sunday, March 15, 2009      0 comments

It is easy to pick one of the pre-programmed thoughts in the team huddles each day but this does me no good. Like the response to "how are you doing" which I addressed yesterday, for the most part the only one who reads my posts in the huddles ... Read more
Get Off of First Base
Saturday, March 14, 2009      0 comments

The "thought" accompanying one of my Spark People e-mails today was that you cannot become what you can be by remaining what you are. This is similar to the adage quoted by the self-help gurus that you cannot reach second base with your foot on... Read more
How do you do? Terrible or Terrific?
Friday, March 13, 2009      0 comments

We great each other in this country and ask How do you do? What a dumb way to ask a simple question. How are you? When most people ask you one of these questions, it is because they think it is expected of them. They do not care! If you don... Read more

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