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These are some great quotes that CAN help you to be motivated. Hey, you can also learn some great lessons from the quotes!

  1. Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius – Robert Brault
  2. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers- Veronica Shoffstall
  3. Don’t find fault, find a remedy – Henry Ford
  4. Success comes in cans, not cant’s – Unknown.
  5. If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders- Abigail Buren
  6. Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them. – Unknown
  7. We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.- Joel Osteen
  8. You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great- Les Brown
  9. Be careful of who you pick as a friend. Most people pretend to listen, but are only gathering information to judge you with. – Unknown
  10. To be happy, sometimes you just have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to the good that’s coming next. – Unknown

I don’t think these are the only great quotes, but I hope they can go a long way to motivate you. Please do not hesitate to add yours to the list. Who knows, yours may help someone too.

The Mr. Miyagi Guide to Practice

Recently, the organization I work for hired a new videographer/storyteller. As soon as she started, I told her, “I want you to ask permission any time you do something on your own. In other words, you’re handcuffed to the team.”

At first, she didn’t understand this. But eventually, I explained the point of the exercise. She’s incredibly talented and has always worked on her own. So I wanted to teach her the importance of working with a team.

When I finished explaining this, she said, “Oh. So you’re going to Miyagi me?” Exactly.

Wax on, wax off
Remember that scene from The Karate Kid, in which Mr. Miyagi made Daniel-san wax his car? (What — you’ve never seen that movie?! Shame on you. Go watch it now. It’s a classic!)

The point of the exercise wasn’t to teach Daniel how to buff. It was to teach him the fundamentals of his craft.

So Daniel spends weeks doing this repetitive, boring task. Over and over again. Until finally he can’t take it anymore. He didn’t sign up for this. He wanted to learn Karate. He wanted to be awesome. And this felt like a waste of time.

But then Miyagi shows him what he’s been doing has been preparation for all the cool moves he’s going to learn. In fact, he’s already learned them — without realizing it.

Daniel learns an important lesson here. And so do we when we commit ourselves to the work, not just the fruit:

There is no awesome and mundane. There is only the work that must be done.

Want to learn guitar? Get a baby…
Our son was born four and a half weeks early. There were no medical complications (thank God), but he was pretty fussy when we brought him home from the hospital.

We quickly learned the best way to get him to take a nap was to play guitar and sing him a song. Now, this is our default reaction to his tears.

Have an uncontrollable, sobbing baby? How about a little early 90s pop punk? (Our boy prefers The Ataris… as he should.)

For over a year, I neglected playing the guitar. I told myself it was because I was a writer, not a musician. But secretly, I missed it. I felt bad for not taking it as seriously as I used to.

I told myself I’d pick it back up… some day. Little did I know, a crying baby would help me out.

Fast forward five months, and I’m back. My callouses have returned, and my voice is the strongest it’s ever been. Was I trying to get better? Of course not; I was trying to make a baby go to sleep.

Really, I was just going through the motions. Turns out, that’s all practice is.

What we learn from this
There are three lessons we learn from this Miyagi-style teaching:
Sometimes, practice doesn’t feel like practice.
You’re practicing even when you don’t realize it.
All of life is practice — even the boring parts (in fact, especially the boring parts).
So the question is: What are you practicing right now? Is it a legacy you’d be proud of?

Whatever you’re doing, don’t believe the lie that says you’re doing nothing. No, friend; you’re practicing something. It’s just a matter of how intentional you’re being.

Article source: jeff@goinswriter.com

Do you have to blame anyone?

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eyes.
When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open.
He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard.
The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter.
The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle and, fascinated with its color, drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died.
The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband.
When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just four words.

What do you think were the four words?

The husband just said “I Love You Darling”

MORAL LESSON:
The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is proactive behavior.
The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life.
There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he has taken time to keep the bottle away, this will not have happened. No point in attaching blame.
She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

NOTE:
Sometimes we spend time asking who is responsible or who to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know.
We miss out some warmth in human relationship in giving each other support. After all, shouldn’t forgiving someone we love be the easiest thing in the world to do?
Treasure what you have. Don’t multiply pain, anguish and suffering by holding on to forgiveness.
If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world.

Moral lesson (1)

A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.”

“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the bull.
“They’re packed with nutrients.”

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.”

“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the bull.
“They’re packed with nutrients.”

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.

The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.some more dung, he reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.

CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY

She is 92 years old, petite, well poised, and proud. She is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed, and her makeup perfectly applied, in spite of the fact she is legally blind.

Today she has moved to a nursing home. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making this move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, where I am employed, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet curtains that had been hung on her window.

“I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room…just wait,” I said.

Then she spoke these words that I will never forget:

“That does not have anything to do with it,” she gently replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not, does not depend on how the furniture is arranged. It is how I arrange my mind. I have already decided to love it.”

It is a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice. I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or I can get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do work. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I will focus on the new day and all the happy memories I have stored away…just for this time in my life.

Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you have already put in.

 

Article source: http://Self-Motivation.com/