Archive for August, 2009

Now or Later

August 31, 2009

In his book, Luck By Design, Richie Goldman points out that you are going to have to figure it out now or later:  there are certain laws in life that can’t be avoided.  Among the absolutely predictable and certain laws of life are that you WILL experience pleasure, pain, loss, gain, disappointment, success, frustration, satisfaction, death, and life.  How you respond to each of these defines who you are and the course of your life. (Hint: you handle all of these the same way… with gratitude, grace, and humility).

 

Life is not going to hand you what you want; you’re going to have to create it.

– Richard E. Goldman

 

Start Here

August 17, 2009

An acorn does not become a great oak by scurrying around frantically searching for leaf molecules and bark molecules to build the tree.  It simply exists right where it is and uses the resources immediately available to it.  The resources you need to solve absolutely everything you currently face are right there around you.  Start with what you know to do and then the next steps will become evident.

 

True greatness is starting where you are, using what you have, doing what you can.

– Arthur Ashe

The Happiness Secret

August 6, 2009

Many people go through life constantly searching for the way to happiness.  They don’t seem to understand that the way IS happiness.  If you want to be a productive and successful person, work on your happiness.  I read an article this week by Arthur C. Brooks who said, “Happy people show up for work more, work longer hours, work more joyfully, and are happier with every aspect of their productive lives.  Happiness is the secret to success.”  That’s the secret folks – happiness brings success, not the other way around.

 Charity brings happiness, and happiness brings success.

– Arthur C. Brooks

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