BE REMEMBERED FOR DOING ONE THING WELL

Modern society has done us a disserviceby conditioning us to believe that multi-tasking is the key to being productive and successful.In his wisdom, Plato once said,”Each man is capable of doing one thing well.If he attempts several,he will fail to achievedistinction in any.”It’s of great value to the self-esteemto pick out one things you can doand do it well.It gives a sense of satisfactionand a feeling of successto know that you can doone thing really well.Down through historythe people who are rememberedare the ones whodid one thing really well.You may be goodat busily doing many things,and that’s fine, but people will remember … Continue reading BE REMEMBERED FOR DOING ONE THING WELL

SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE

Everyone seems to have their own definition of success. Yet, based on studies of people who are considered to have succeeded in life, successful people appear to have certain qualities in common. Here are seven qualities successful people have. They have a winning attitude. They are able to give their best at what they do because they expect the best of themselves. Their outlook is optimistic. The feel positive and confident about what they can accomplish. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, ”If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk If you can’t walk, then crawl. … Continue reading SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE

IS SUCCESS A MATTER OF EFFORT OR ACHIEVEMENT?

There’s a tendency to alwaysdefine success based on achievement.People focus on the end result.They like to see the “finished product.”But is that all there is to success?Putting a man on the moonis a tremendous achievement,but what about all the years of effortit took to get him there?The birth of a baby is a great eventand everyone lauds the baby’s charm,but what about the nine monthsthat the mother carried the babyand the labor pain she endured?Sitting down in someone ‘s homeand enjoying a wonderful mealresults in compliments about the food,but what about all the planning, shopping,cooking and presentation it tookto get … Continue reading IS SUCCESS A MATTER OF EFFORT OR ACHIEVEMENT?

PERSEVERANCE LEADS TO SUCCESS

Perseveranceis a big word, a very important word,but what does it mean?When you persevereyou maintain a purposein spite of difficulties, obstacles,or discouragement.You continue onward, steadfastly.You don’t give up.You keep going.Perseverance is strength, it’s power.It’s one of the most important qualitiesof people who succeed in life.Now look at the fifth line above again.Look at the word PURPOSE.That’s the SECRET to perseverance.People who PERSEVERE and SUCCEEDare those who have a STRONG,WELL-DEFINED sense of PURPOSE.They are PASSIONATE about whatthey want to accomplish, their goal.That’s the bottom line.If you want to SUCCEED at somethingmake sure you are very clear about your PURPOSEand be PASSIONATE about … Continue reading PERSEVERANCE LEADS TO SUCCESS

BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

Saturday is the day almost everyone looks forward to.It’s a change of pace day.It’s a catch up day.It’s a recreation day.It’s an everything day.For me, this Saturday is anopportunity to share somethoughts that are swirling in my head.Here they are.1. Success is like a game of chess. You have to make the right moves to win the game.  Your most importantmove is often your first one.2. Always be willing to give something up in order toachieve a goal.3. Those who learn best are those who listen well.4. How we face tomorrow often depends on howwe live today.5. The consistency of one’s effort … Continue reading BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

There are five common barriers to achieving a goal; (1) a poorly defined goal; (2) laziness; (3) procrastination; (4) distractions; (5) impatience.  The good news is that all of these can be overcome. A good leader is one who seeks to serve rather than be served. The greatest hunger problem in the world is the hunger for love. Wise is the person who knows the difference between wants and needs and lives accordingly. It’s ironic, but it’s in the face of death that we hav our greatest appreciation of life. If you have a good friendship, pray that it will … Continue reading MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

Your success depends on how you wake up in the morning:  if you bound out of bed because there’s something out there you want to do, that you believe in, that you can hardly wait to get at, something good is going to happen. The most useful knowledge is the knowledge that’s applied. If you want to discover who you are, examine the things you do every day.  You are what you do. A good discipline is to practice giving to others without expecting gratitude or something in return. Kind words are best when followed by kind deeds. Rather than … Continue reading ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM