"If you wish to know the mind of other people, listen to their words." - Chinese Proverb
100% I did
90% I will
80% I can
70% I think I can
60% I might
50% I think I might
40% What is it?
30% I wish I could
20% I don't know how
10% I can't
0% I won't
Source: Ambassador of Excellence
Evan Esar once said, "You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." Dying should not be the worst of your fears; not having lived should be your worst fear. Start living.
Remember, battles are won not on the battlefield, but the night before when soldiers made up their minds that victory was guaranteed. Approach every task today as if its success is assured and victory will follow.
Fear is experienced when you challenge the unchallenged, when you question the unquestioned, when you move beyond that point where your confidence drops, your doubt rise, and your certainty melts.
"The trouble with some people is that during trying times they stop trying." - Anonymous
Must you wait until your teeth turn yellow to be concerned about their whiteness, until you become ill to pay attention to your health, or until your relationship falls apart to pay attention to your significant others? There are things that once they break, you cannot fix. Today, Pick an area of your life that is "just fine" and make it extraordinary
There are things today that you wished you had started them a year ago. Yet a year from now, there will be things that you would have wished you started today. - Dr. Rob Gilbert
What consumes your mind, controls your life. - CREED
Sure. There are some who were born with more than you. There are others whose lives are easier than yours. Yet all of this means nothing, for they too have to do their own growing.
If you fight fire with fire you will end up with ashes.
I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet. - Indian Proverb
No matter what's the score, a football game is not over until the clock stops ticking. Similarly, if your biological clock is still running, then your game is not over yet.
I'm ending this post with a powerful poem by: William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
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