Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2018-27 - Comfort Zone...

Once upon a time a king was once gifted two beautiful falcons. The two falcons belonged to a different climate. The king ordered the head of the bird trainer to provide all the facilities to the falcons. The head trainer took the birds and provided everything to help the birds adapt to their climate.

One day the king wanted to see the falcons fly, and was astonished when one of the falcons flew to great heights and at a very high speeds. The king enquired about the other falcon. The bird trainer stated with regret that the other falcon did not move and just sat on the branch. He had tried everything he could do and still he failed to make this bird move. The king consoled him and told the trainer that he would bring in an old man who knew about falcons.

When he arrived, he was taken to the sanctuary and told that he would be visited the next day to see if there was any change.

The next day, the king was very surprised to see the other falcon fly like the first one to great heights in rapid speed. When the king asked what he had done to make the bird fly in a day. The old man simply replied, 'I just cut down the branch of the tree where the falcon used to sit.'

~ Author Unknown



Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.

~ Shannon L Alder

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2018-26 - Love

Do not assume that you know what love is, until you learn what respect is. And do not assume that you're a good person, if you don't know what empathy is.

Until you can love yourself, and feel compassion for the suffering of another person, you will not be able to love anyone.

You can feel love but you can't love.

To feel and to do is not the same.

You can choose to feel love and share hate, or feel love and share compassion. Same feeling, different behavior.

~ Robin Sacredfire



How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.

~ Steve Maraboli

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2018-25 - Advice...

Terry one day asked me “How did you make it to the top?”

I thought a while before responding “Don't look over your shoulder or let fear and anxiety rule you. Go for broke. Let passion blaze your trail. Look ahead and pursue the dream that fits who you are as a person and a manager.”

Later in the day when I met him again, I added “Learn what you can, but don't get bogged down.
Learn enough, then trust your gut and act. Be bold - or crazy - enough not to hold back. And, when the game is over, regardless of the score, you'll revel in what you've done.”

~  Edward M Hallowell



Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.

~ Simon Sinek

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018-24 - Dad's...

I've watched my dad move our family from extreme poverty to extreme wealth and then everywhere in between.

Never once did I see or hear him be anything but a cheerleader for the accomplishments of others. It didn't matter if he was down or up in life, he wanted everybody around him to succeed. I've even watched him praise the very people that have tried to destroy him over the years and then very publicly wish them success and happiness.

He taught me the enthusiasm that should always come at the success of others. He constantly taught me that when others succeed, it gives us all more opportunity to succeed.

~  Dan Pearce



Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.

~   Garrison Keillor

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2018-23 - Eye of the beholder...


It seems like everyone these days is putting on a mask to feel beautiful, trying to fit into some pre-established norms of how we should look.

This isn't only painful, it's ignorant. Saying like we know, better than nature does, what is beautiful and what is not is like a two-year-old lecturing an old man about patience. Nature has been creating beauty for millennia and you are part of that creation process. Stop the madness. Stop fighting who you are. Let the mask fall.

It'll be strange at first, yes. But, over time, you'll see beyond the temporary discomfort of stepping outside social norms and learn to see the beauty you were born with. You'll see beauty that will take your breath away, like a sunset. That's how beautiful you are - like a sunset, like a forest, like a million fireflies on a calm warm night lighting up the sky.

Go find that brilliant beauty within every single part of you. Remove that cloak that's been pulled over your eyes and see yourself for who you really are.

~ Sayo Masuda



Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

~ Kahlil Gibran