Monday, 30 January 2012

Consider "Keep On, Keeping On" - Author Unknown

Colonel Sanders went to more than 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken recipe before he found an interested buyer. The fact that I can buy Kentucky Fried Chicken today attests to his perseverance.

Thomas Edison tried almost 10,000 times before he succeeded in creating the electric light. If he had given up, I would be reading this in the dark!

The original business plan for what was to become Federal Express was given a failing grade on Fred Smith¹s college exam. In the early days, their employees would cash their pay-checks at retail stores, rather than banks. This meant it would take longer for the money to clear, thereby giving Fed Ex more time to cover their payroll.

Sylvester Stallone had been turned down a thousand times by agents and was down to his last $600 before he found a company that would produce Rocky. The rest is history!

To truly succeed requires some commitment to my goal.

Often people have quit just short of success.

I’ll have one more go.

When I really believe in what I am doing, I’ll give it what it needs to go forward.

I just might succeed.

There is no such thing as failure, really.

Every action produces an outcome.

It may not always be the outcome I am looking for, but it is an outcome nonetheless.

When I monitor the results of my actions and keep correcting what is not working, I am getting closer to the outcome I am looking for.

Persistence overcomes Resistance.

As was said about President Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent. Genius will not. Un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Keeping going in the face of obstacles can allow a miracle to happen!

That miracle might just be me J

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Spend more time on myself, than I do on my job :-)

These three have real value and make valuable points for me.

"Make measurable progress in reasonable time"
"Welcome all experiences - you never know which one will turn everything on. Be careful of walls, they certainly keep out disappointment, but they also keep out happiness"

Monday, 9 January 2012

What I've Learned - Written by: Andy Rooney

I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when I'm in love, it shows.
I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in my arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That I should always say yes to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help them in some other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious my life requires me to be, I need a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all I need is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned.... That I am glad God didn't give me everything I asked for.
I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That those small daily happenings make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under a person's hard shell is usually someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned.... That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. So what makes me think I can?
I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned.... That when I plan to get even with someone, I am only letting that person continue to hurt me.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned.... That everyone I meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned.... That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with my babies and feeling their breath on my cheek.
I've learned.... That no one is perfect until I fall in love with them.
I've learned.... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned.... That an opportunity is never lost; someone will take the one I miss.
I've learned.... That when I harbor bitterness, happiness docks elsewhere.
I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.
I've learned.... That I should keep my words both soft and tender, because tomorrow I may have to eat them.
I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve my looks.
I've learned.... That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
I've learned.... That when my newly born grandchild holds my little finger in their little fist, that I'm hooked for life.
I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while I'm climbing it.
I've learned ... That it is best for me to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.