Laziness won’t get you anywhere

let me just take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. If you are new and reading my blog for the first time thank you as well. For those of you who read my posts all the time I cannot thank you enough for always reading, commenting and sharing. As I said before I love short stories and I love reading anything with a lesson. Today I want to share another gem with you, it’s about laziness and other hidden messages.

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In ancient times, a king had his men place a boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes, and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it.

Many people blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone removed.

One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and note from the King explain that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.”

We don’t know what awaits us on the other side, we really just have to try. We experience failure only when we try. Without making the effort you may never know what reward awaits you. Don’t be lazy, you have to at least try.

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Quick morning inspiration

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I love short stories, ( Hey they are short and they get straight to the point) I can read them when I’m pressed for time and I can get the whole moral of the story without having to wait a long time. I want to share with you a little gem I came across recently, let’s wake up the mind a little.

The Elephant Rope 

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed, upon the elephant, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape. They could easily have done so, but instead they didn’t try at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked the trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied: when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them, and at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.

The only reason why the elephants were not breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time, they adopted the belief that it was impossible .

Moral

This is what happens when you think in a box, when you do not allow yourself to get outside of your comfort zone. Imagine how strong a elephant is, they could just simply lift their leg and escape. Picture yourself as the elephants, with all that strength and all that potential but because you limit yourself to just what you know or what you have conditioned yourself to know you end up missing out on all the possibilities. Always push yourself beyond the boundaries, don’t let feeble fears and excuses hold you down in one spot.

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The ultimate breakdown of “live your best life”

It’s been a little while, l have been busy moving across the country. ( I am now a southern girl) but hey I am back and you have my full attention now.

So lately ( or not so lately) the saying ” live your best life” have be going around a lot. If you have any form of social media account, I’m sure you have seen or heard this phrase before. What exactly does it mean to ” live your best life”?

The quote itself came from the power house, Oprah Winfrey. To “live your best life” is to live up to your full potential, to seize every opportunity to gain success, to make a concerted effort to be happy. If you ask me, it’s one of those quotes that can be interpreted in a tremendous amount of ways. It’s basically whatever it means to you. Many of the hashtags seen on social media represents, freedom, success, individuality and the list goes on.

However you may interpret “live your best life ” it is always important that you appreciate the things that you have, that you take chances, take risks, step out there with confidence and be nothing but your awesome and authentic self and live for you. Whatever you do, ensure that it is done for you, not for others to see, or to compete, but for your own gratification. If your happiness or success is done for any other reason than to please you, then that’s not living your best life, it’s living someone-else’s best life.

So by now you should know that I love a good quote. If you ask me, the quote ” live your best live” is a little overused ( but who asked me, or who cares what I think) however it’s nonetheless a good one. ( yes there are,,,,,, well not bad quotes, but there are some that doesn’t make much sense or are not practical.) Remember what it says ” live your best life” emphasis on your.

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10 unconventional funny quotes that you don’t see everyday

I know it’s been awhile but anyway, here are some positive yet funny quotes, that we all can use to brighten our day. What do you think about this dog or should I say pig? Comment below

Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

Albert Einstein

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”

Benny Hill

” Have you noticed, that all the people in favor of birth control are already born?”

Bob Hope

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.”

Buddy Hackett

” As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.”

Elbert Hubbard

” Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”

Stephen Hawking

Life would be tragic, if it weren’t funny.”

Yogi Berra

If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

Langston Coleman

” Luck is what you have left over after you give 💯 percent.”

Kyle Chandler

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”

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15 winning quotes you must know

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Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to be doing something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

Wilma Rudolph

No matter if you win or lose, the most important thing in life is to enjoy what you have.

Dong Dong

I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

Muhammad Ali

Knowing what you want and setting goals to achieve it, winning. Wishing for things, but taking no action, losing.

Catherine Pulsifer

You were born to win.

Zig ziglar

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.

Napoleon Hill

The determination to win is the better part of winning.

Daisaku Ikeda

In order to win you must expect to win.

Richard Bach

The years ahead are ours to win and cherish. We cannot let anything, least of all our age, stand in our way.

Tina Sloan

Getting the right plan together and starting the process of becoming a true winner is also going to improve your life. Being a winner means that you’re going to be able to accomplish the things that you really want in life.

Steve Williams

The winner doesn’t lose hope, he perseveres.

Dr. Irene Kassorla

Obstacles are challenges for winners and excuses for losers.

M. E. Kerr

Failure defeats losers but inspires winners.

Unknown

The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.

Brian Tracy

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Approach with caution

Below you will find quotes that can be useful in navigating life. Some are popular, some are funny, but they are all very inspirational. As always feel free to share one of your favorites and let’s discuss in the comment section.

“Remember that the danger, that is most to be feared is never the danger we are most afraid of”

Andrew Lang

“The scars of others should teach us caution.

St. Jerome

“Always be prepared ”

Unknown

Don’t be too focused on the snake, also pay attention to the scorpion”

Unknown

Don’t base your decisions on the advise of those who don’t have to deal with the results”

Unknown

It’s better to be safe than sorry”

Samuel Lover

Beware of the door with too many keys”

Unknown

“Distrust and caution are the parents of security ”

Benjamin Franklin

Every step of life, shows much caution is required”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Whenever I throw caution to the wind, I make sure I’m facing the right way, so that it doesn’t blow back and hit me in my face.”

Demetri Martin

Scars fade with time, and the ones that never go away, well, they build character, maturity and caution.”

Erin McCarthy

If we were all forced to wear a warning label, what would yours say? “

Unknown

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty ”

John Philpot Curran

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Keep your passion alive

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

Oprah Winfrey

Do you know what your Passion is?

Yeah,yeah, I like to bake, I like to cook, I like to read, I enjoy writing and a whole host of other things. But Am I passionate about any of these? I’d have to say a resounding no. If you are like me, then you should be asking yourself these questions:

  • What could I do for years without getting paid?
  • What would I spend my time doing everyday if I didn’t have to worry about money?
  • What topic could I read an abundance of material about without ever getting?
  • One of the reasons I’m writing this blog today, is that I’m also feeling that I have lost that passion that needs to reignited. What I wanted to do years ago, is totally different from what i would love to accomplish in a year time. In my search for inspiration, I came across these two stories about Brandon Stanton and Jim Koch. I think their stories will motivate anyone to find or to reignite their passion.

    Brandon Stanton

    Stanton arrived in New York from Chicago in 2010. A self-taught photographer who had just wound up his short-lived bond trading career, he had the goal of photographing 10,000 people on New York City streets. His photoblog was basically ignored for the first year, but then it took off. Now his book Humans of New York is massive and Stanton has parlayed his success into two book deals.

    Jim Koch

    A Harvard Business School graduate and consultant with Boston Consulting Company, Koch copied the Australian beer recipe that had been in his family for generations and used it to launch Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company). With Budweiser, Coors, and Miller now owned by foreign companies, Boston Beer Company is now the largest American brewery.

    Are you getting the gist from these two stories? Both Stanton and Koch took something that they were passionate about and use it to become mega success stories. When there is passion, it’s usually backed by enthusiasm and pride. With pride and spunk comes resilience and all that good stuff that it takes to keep going, even when there are hurdles. The point is, the gist is, the moral is, haha, find your passion and write your own success story.

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