Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Robert Louis Stevenson's Words To Live By

Below is the personal creed of Robert Louis Stevenson and it is still very relevant today! 
  1. Make up your mind to be happy.  Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
  2. Make the best of your circumstances.  No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with the gladness of life.  The trick is to make laughter outweigh the tears.
  3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortunes that befall others.
  4. You can’t please everybody.  Don’t let criticism worry you.
  5. Don’t let your neighbor set your standards.  Be yourself.
  6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
  7. Don’t borrow trouble.  Imaginary things are harder to bear than actual ones.
  8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
  9. Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.
  10. Don’t hold post-mortems.  Don’t spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes.  Don’t be one who never gets over things.
  11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
  12. Keep busy at something.  A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

by Dan Spainhour
Product Details
Paperback; 154 pages
ISBN: 978-1461187592
Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.3 inches

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Reflections and Thoughts

  • No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.― Peter F. Drucker
  • Greatness, whether athletic or otherwise, doesn’t come from those content on just being but from those who seek to be the difference.― Kirk Mango
  • Nothing is born into this world without labor.
  • There was a time we laughed at the old guys up on the hill. The ones who graduated a couple of years before us, and who would hang around the school and the ballpark still, and would sit on the hoods of their cars and tell us how when they were seniors they did it better, faster, and further. We laughed because we were still doing it, and all they could do was talk. If our goals were not met, there was next year, but it never occurred to us that one day there would not be a next year, and that the guys sitting on the hoods of their cars at the top of the hill, wishing they could have one more year, willing to settle for one last game, could one day be us.― Tucker Elliot
  • Things that aren't important, that have nothing to do with winning and losing, don't have to be a rule.―John Madden
  • Intelligent coaching is sometimes no coaching.― Marty Stern
  • Coaching does not start with X’s and O’s. It starts with believing that players win games and coaches win players.― Bill Courtney
  • When the Knicks won the championship in 1970, our fans rallied behind us and became our sixth man because they saw a group of five distinct personalities come together and play as one seamless unit. Winning takes a game plan and that's where a great coach comes in. He has to have the vision. He has to be the architect and design a particular style of play that his players can work together and excel at. The great Celtics teams that won 11 championships in the span of 13 seasons ( 1957-69) never changed their system. They played the same game regardless of who their cast was.― Walt Frazier
  • A coach can help, but in the end, it is up to you.
  • The personal lives of the players on the team will either promote or hamper the team's performance. ― George Raveling
  • The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.― Joseph Campbell
  • A common mistake of leaders is to move too quickly and involve too few people.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Daily Prize

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest--each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules.

The rules are:
  • Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
  • You may not transfer money into some other account. 
  • You may only spend it.
  • Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
  • The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say: "Game Over." It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people, you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?

Actually, This game is real ....

Each of us is already a winner of this prize. We just can't seem to see it. The prize is time. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost. Yesterday is forever gone. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time without warning.

What will you do with your 86,400 seconds? Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!