Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2011-18 - Success Depends On Using, Not Opposing...

The world is primarily constituted on the basis of harmony. Everything works in cooperation with something else. Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
Put yourself in another's place. Only then will you know why they think and do certain things. Once you understand how quickly people will grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self interest, you can have practically anything you go after.
It's through cooperation not conflict, that you'll achieve your greatest success.
~ Max Steingart

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" If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative."
~ Anonymous
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2011-17 - Matter of choice...

Life is always a matter of choice. Whatever the circumstances may be, you can choose the level at which you live.
You can choose what to think about the various events that play out in front of your eyes. You can choose how to respond to the challenges and opportunities that come into your life.
When you choose to consistently and persistently follow a particular purpose, you will manifest that purpose in the world around you. When you choose to focus your thoughts and efforts on things of meaningful value, you will create more value.
In the next few hours, or in the next few moments, anything can happen. It may be what you planned or it may be a total surprise.
Yet whatever may happen, you can choose what to do about it. Though you are subject to many powerful forces and influences, you can choose the way you deal with them.
The life you live is a matter of choice. Choose wisely, and live richly.
~ Ralph Marston

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"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise."
~ Robert Fritz
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011-16 - Build a future...

The more you take action, the more good things you’ll have coming your way. You’ll come across more and better opportunities, learn more things, and become more skilled at getting the results you want.

Yes, you’re going to make mistakes, and you’ll regularly need to adjust your approach. But that’s no reason to avoid action.

In fact, that’s a good reason to get started as soon as possible. If you’re going to make mistakes, it’s better to get out there, get the mistakes over with, and learn from them.

Don’t sit around wondering and worrying about what might happen. Use your own actions and your own energy to determine what will happen.

Don’t sit around building a list of complaints and regrets. Instead, take real, focused action and build a positive, fulfilling future for yourself.

Figure out what you want to create, where you want to go, what you want to experience, and who you want to become. Then get yourself in action and keep moving in the direction you’ve chosen.

~ Ralph Marston

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"When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened."

~ John M. Richardson, Jr.


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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011-15 - Why walk when you can fly...?

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.
Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.
The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, "May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem." So he cried out to his court, "Go and get a farmer."
In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, "Bring me the doer of this miracle."
The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, "How did you make the falcon fly?"
With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, "It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting."
~ Author Unknown
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We are all made to fly -- to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling… So let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight !!!!!!!
~ Author Unknown
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