Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Something to think about. Entrepreneur Anthony Robbins says People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals—that is, goals that do not inspire them. Are you inspired?
I also like what Joseph Campbell has to say concerning being yourself. The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Joseph Campbell(1904-1987), was a American teacher, storyteller and mythology expert. His interviews with Bill Moyer of PBS concerning mythoology are still shown today on Bill Moyer's NOW program.
Earning a living
I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live.
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all.
—Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.
Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
A man must sit with his mouth open for a long time before a roast duck flies in.
If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even if I did not have the ability in the beginning.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals—that is, goals that do not inspire them.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Author Josephine Carlton has written a lovely book titled Life Messages for Moms Inspiration for a Mother's Spirit. Available from Barnes and Noble
Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest