Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

On my way into work I heard this awesome commercial on the radio for tires. I know right, tires it is so crazy but seriously the commercial really resonated with me so I stopped by Tire rack before work noooo not that much. But seriously, the commercial was awesome. See there is this voice of  this guy and he says something like “you with the truck loading it with groceries. Get out there and get new tires and do truck stuff. Drive up a mountain and plant a flag at the top. You know Truck stuff!” It is such a cool commercial.

 

There is this You tube channel called People are Amazing and the channel shows people performing some incredible stunts and I have to agree people are amazing. Guess what if you are reading this and you are not my friend Cassies dog you are a person and if you are Cassies dog, you are in so much trouble, you are on the couch and on her latop and oh bad bad Jax bad. Anyway you are a person and you are amazing and you should get out there and do amazing things. Climb a mountain and put a flag in it. Now imagine that with like a cool commanding voice. Huh see pretty awesome right?

But seriously do something amazing today to some people stuff except Jax you need to get off the couch and be a good boy.

 

Peace

John3c

 

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After hard work or a long run. The water tastes so much better. Pushing your mind body and spirit to the limit and accomplishing something makes us feel better about the simple pleasures in life like a glass of water or cold soda. Never miss the opportunity to learn or discover through hard work.

I love to read about WW II. The whole magnitude of the war and it’s impact on the world is truly lost on me. I am most struck by the human condition and the unstoppable will of man. When the animal known as man puts his mind to it he can accomplish anything. You are part of mankind, one of the most powerful forces in the history of time. Remember that when you feel like quitting or giving up.

You may need a new strategy to accomplish whatever it is you are working on but when you do accomplish it, and you will. A glass of water is waiting for you and it will taste better than any other water you have ever had before.

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and no for some help at the half way day of the week I give you some great motivational quotes.

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”It’s always down to you and the choices you make. Work on the things you can change and never dwell on the things you can’t. You choose… ‘results’ or ‘excuses’ it’s always down to YOU… no one has ever given their BEST and regretted it. GO HARD NO EXCUSES.”

”I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

“Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you results.”

“Dear tomorrow, do whatever you wanna do .. I have already lived my today and I am not afraid of you anymore .”

“I was not delivered into this world in defeat nor does failure flow through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, walk, to merge with the sheep. I will not hear those who weep and complain for their thoughts are contagios. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure…Is not my destiny.”

‎”Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who are willing to work for it”

Most people give up before they’ve given it their ALL. To accomplish some things you have to push yourself and give it everything you’ve GOT.

 

Peace

john3c

 

 

 

I was speaking with a friend about good days bad days and perfect days and I let her know that, you can only get two good days in a row. I should have said you can only get two perfect days in a row. The problem with perfection is that, first of all perfection is a very subjective term. Your idea of a perfect day will probably not match my idea and it shouldn’t. To each his or her own I say. The second problem with perfection is, people are no were near perfection and never will be. The fact that we cannot define the perfect day properly should point out to us that we are foolish to assume that we will ever obtain it.  I know it is Wednesday, hump day and my words are not making the middle of the work week look any better, I apologize for that too.

We will never be perfect, but we can be happy! Yes that is right despite your and my imperfections and really all around crappy days we can still be happy. How you may ask can I be happy in spite of this mountain of a mess that is my life? That is the crux of it isn’t it? I don’t know how, no one knows how except you.

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Yeah the secret is somewhere in there. You have the key to your happiness. Some find this in religion others their professions, some family and most it is a hybrid answer involving all three of these facets of life. Life is the common factor life should make you happy and if we are not happy perhaps we are not doing it right? I am not trying to get judgemental (I used the word we). But maybe if we can learn to acknowledge facets that make us both un happy and happy we can accentuate the parts that make us happy. Like the late great and immortal words of Johnny Mercer say:

“Gather ’round me, everybody
Gather ’round me while I’m preachin’
Feel a sermon comin’ on me
The topic will be sin and that’s what I’m ag’in’
If you wanna hear my story
The settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewin’
The attitude of doin’ right

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium’s
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do just when everything looked so dark?

(Man, they said “We’d better accentuate the positive”)
(“Eliminate the negative”)
(“And latch on to the affirmative”)
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between (No!)
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

(Ya got to spread joy up to the maximum)
(Bring gloom down to the minimum)
(Have faith or pandemonium’s)
(Liable to walk upon the scene)

You got to ac (yes, yes) -cent-tchu-ate the positive
Eliminate (yes, yes) the negative
And latch (yes, yes) on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
No, don’t mess with Mister In-Between”

peace

John3c

Hmm winning that is important right? If winning didn’t matter we wouldn’t keep score. So winning is fun and success has it’s rewards and we all want it. We all despite what we say want to win. We compete always. Sometimes we have competitions with friends sometimes foes and even at times against ourselves and we all want to win. unfortunately we all cannot win all the time. So we are told by coaches and parents and leaders. We can’t win all the time, but it can seem like some people experience more wins than loses. Why do some people get more wins than loses? Is there some formula for winning, a magic elixir? Yes there is! I will tell you the four secrets to winning.

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1. Be smart.

There are hundreds of sciences, so one has to ask be smart in what science? The answer is as many sciences as you can. We should never quit learning. We should learn as much as we can about as many subjects or sciences as we can. I posted, sometime back an article, that to a certain extent, spoke about the danger of not being a master of many sciences. Knowledge in multiple sciences is more than just something good to have it is often a necessity. So learn as much as you can and apply what you have learned this makes you smart and being smart is step one for success.

2. Work well with your teammates

I am only 34 years old and I have already had the pleasure and pain of working with people from all over the world on various projects. People are diverse and different and that is great. I have always and will continue to believe that different is good, but different can cause some stumbling blocks. Here is the thing about these stumbling blocks people will not change for you and if they did would you want them to? You will have to learn to utilize your groups individual strengths and compliment each other to make up for the weakness. This is a rule for success plan and simple. Successful people take people and situations personally, because we are all people. They know what everyone is best at and they work so that everyone can shine. Learn to respect and work well with others this is step two of the rules for success.

3.Winners work hard

Hugh Hefner the founder and chief creative officer for Playboy Enterprises, is known for wearing silk pajamas at all times. When he was asked in an interview why he wore the pajamas he told the man asking him the question that it was initially a mistake. He had stayed up all night getting his magazine ready for print and there was a board meeting scheduled with less than half an hour to attend, he had no time to change. He had worked so hard he lost track of time. When was the last time you worked so hard at something that you stayed up all night? If you want to win you have to work hard at it. The best lesson my mom ever taught me was when she bought me a soccer ball. I was 14 years old and complaining about the lack of playing time I was getting on the team. Mom bought me a soccer ball and told me that every time I felt like complaining to her I should instead practice. She was right before the end of the season I was a starter. Wimmers work hard

4. Finally winners get lucky (never give up)

So you have learned and applied as much as you can and you are still learning, you are a joy to be around everyone feels better after they meet you and you are working 24 7 and you still lost!! What is the deal, well see winners also need to get lucky. There is a secret to luck too. The secret to luck is that it doesn’t exist. No such thing as luck or fate only probability.   I am not sure how you feel about probability, but I am a fan of the frequency approach. probability is relative to the frequency to which an event occurs. Simply stated the more times you try the more often you will get “lucky”. I took these four secrets from another post dealing with intelligence.  Great article when you get the chance you should check it out. I agree with all four statements almost, see instead of winners get lucky I believe we should say winners never give up!!

So let us review:

Everyone really can be a winner you need only

1. be smart

2. work well with everyone you meet

3. work really really hard

4. finally make your own luck by never giving up

So get out there and start winning!!!

peace

john3c

“Neccesity is the mother of invention.” This morning I logged on and stared at this blank post screen waiting to be inspired. I thought about my actions up until this moment and how I could put those actions into some sort of order or some “wonderful” metaphor / analogy. However I came up with snake eyes and then in my moment of loose I realized what to write about.

Inspiration of course! So where does your inspiration come from I told you mine.  I am inspired for the most part by my day to day life. Small things that I see happen and I am part of happening. One of the Fathers of Nike found inspiration in his wife’s waffle iron. The story of the most successful tread running shoe goes a little like this: “Bowerman began experimenting with different potential outsoles that would grip the new urethane track more effectively. His efforts were rewarded one Sunday morning when he poured liquid urethane into his wife’s waffle iron.” 

Bowermans inspiration came at breakfast, he acted on his inspiration and history happened. Todays inspiration could happen at anytime. When I think of inspiration I am reminded of this quote

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.
Thomas Merton
peace
john3c