Saturday, September 10, 2005

One more thing.....

No one really cares about your opinion, as a matter of fact, your opinion can be more of a negative in effecting the perceptions of others. However, your attitude is a true reflection of your beliefs, which guide your actions and results. Others will "see" the consistency of your actions, and even if they disagree with your assessments, they can not deny your purpose.


Shared by my friend of 33 years, Allen C.

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitude towards life. The longer I live the more I become convinced that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it. I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitude is right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for ME.

Chuck Swindoll

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Self-deception aka the worst lie

There are many distractions, as many as you will allow to intrude into your awareness. Are these distractions becoming an emotional response, to your perception of equity, on your treatment ( financial and/or opportunity) as opposed to a peer(s)? Is the response relative to where you are professionally, intellectually or socially as to where you perceive you should be? Many people will wish to "right" the situation by jumping from an organization or social group to another in the attempt to gain justice or parity. Yet, only a few will assess their own efforts at gaining greater awareness, knowledge and skill by which to gain progress intellectually, socially and economically. These few will progress simply because they are aware of their weaknesses and will strengthen these as they become more valuable to their groups. Those that "cut the corner" will find themselves in a similar position in the short-term and facing the same issues, simply in another environment. There are no short-cuts; there is only effort, that over time produces greater insight and creativity, and eventually a competitive advantage. YOU have heard it before! Why is it not obvious already? It's obvious, you are just playing self-deception.