Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lee Iacocca

Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little."
--Lee Iacocca,
American businessman

Monday, June 18, 2012

Words that Guarantee Failure

Those who fail to achieve goals signal their intent to fail by using this common phrase. Make sure you aren't falling into the same trap.

People who fail to achieve goals almost always signal their intent to fail by using three little words:

"I will try..."

There are no three words in the English language that are more deceptive, both to the person who says them and the person who hears them.

People who say "I will try" have given themselves permission to fail. No matter what happens, they can always claim that they "tried."

People who hear "I will try" and don't realize what it really means are fooling themselves, by thinking there's a chance that the speaker will actually succeed.

People who really and truly achieve goals never say "I will try."

Instead, they always say "I will do" something–or, better yet, "I must do" whatever the task is.

As a wise man once said: "Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Philosophy of Life

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.


You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.

Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.


How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.

These are no second-rate achievers.

They are the best in their fields.

But the applause dies..

Awards tarnish..


Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.



The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentials, the most money...or the most awards.

They simply are the ones who care the most.

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.