QUOTE: “… … … goes downhill from there.”

Monday, October 24, 2016

‘I Was Told There’d Be Cake’ by Sloane Crosley

'I Was Told There'd Be Cake' by Sloane CrosleyAMAZON.COM
Favorite quote: “People are less quick to applaud you as you grow older. Life starts out with everyone clapping when you take a poo and goes downhill from there.”

 

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QUOTE: What am I?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I am not a product of circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

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QUOTE: Don’t allow sadness to dwell in your soul, for sadness prevents the Holy Spirit from acting freely. #‎StPadrePio

Friday, February 26, 2016

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Don’t allow sadness to dwell in your soul, for sadness prevents the Holy Spirit from acting freely. ‪#‎StPadrePio‬

What else can be said.

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Don’t allow sadness to dwell in your soul, for sadness prevents the Holy Spirit from acting freely. ‪#‎StPadrePio‬


QUOTE: Goals & commitments dictate actions

Thursday, June 11, 2015

http://halelrod.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AYG074.pdf

“I let my goals / commitments dictate my actions.” — Hal Elrod Achieve Your Goals Podcast #74

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Stunningly simple piece of advice.

Wish I’d heard it decades ago.

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QUOTE: “A good gauge of a statement’s fallacy is the conviction with which it is delivered.”

Monday, November 24, 2014

Heard one that I really like and want to share.

“A good gauge of a statement’s fallacy is the conviction with which it is delivered.”

—reported by Michael Greger M.D. in Weekly NutritionFacts.org Videos for 11/16/2014

So very very true.

I’m thinking “global warming”, “the good war” (oxymoron), and “(drug) prohibition”!

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QUOTE: ON positive and negative

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty, instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.
~Walter E. Cole

The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~L.P. Jacks

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Unfortunately, this makes us pessimists look dumb.

With apologies to Doctor Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was a minister and author of “The Power of Positive Thinking”, who I heard speak in person more than once; thanks to a “Comparative Christian Religions” Theology course required of all Engineers. 

I often cite “Reinke’s Rule” (egotistically named after a fat old white guy injineer named me) which states: “Expect the worst and every surprise will be to the good side.”

This means by not expecting sunshine and lollypops, by not presuming an easy journey, one can be prepared to overcome ALL obstacles. That careful consideration before embarking allows one to fully commit to the goal and be positive you will attain it.

My 3 confirming examples comes from post-graduate education opportunities: 

* I had the opportunity to get my MBA. With a bunch of co-workers. Three years at night. Fall, Spring, and Summer. No partial credit for not finishing. Completed. Piece of cake. Actually enjoyed it. 

* I then had the opportunity to go to law school with the same cadre I took my MBA with. It was 6 years of the same Fall, Spring, and Summer. With real work and a bar exam. No partial credit. I declined. Of the 20 that started; only 4 finished. And, one never passed the bar. 3/20 = 15%!

* I had the opportunity to get my MS CompSci. Had to go it alone; no comrades. That was hard! Three years at night. Fall, Spring, and Summer. No partial credit for not finishing. Completed.

Upon reflection, I should have gone to Law School. I regret it today.

But I wonder how I would feel if I was one of the 17 versus one of the 3?

And, when makes such a decision, one doesn’t know what costs were hidden along the way. Six summer vacations come to mind. 

So, I’ll stick with “Reinke’s Rule”. You OTOH have follow your own paradigms and memes. YMMV!

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QUOTE: The late Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

“You never know another man’s burden until he puts it down and you feel the ground shake.”
— Robin Wiiliams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

Requiescat In Pacem

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