Here's my "partial recipe" for a happy life (again, this is just my opinion)..
Always ask: "Is this really what I want to be doing right this minute?"
.. If the answer is yes, continue. If the answer is no, CHANGE COURSE IMMEDIATELY. Do not wait. Do not ponder one second longer.... You've got living to do.
There are no do-overs. You are not going to get a single minute of your life back. Period!!! There are no 'Minutes Of Life' savings accounts, no refunds, no exchanges and definitely no rain checks!!!!
"Take responsibility for saying no if the request does not suit your preferences!!".... (and follow through). :-)
Everyone talks responsibility (especially politicians we pay to essentially do nothing!!).....
....OK, I'll play... Everyone has a responsibility to "leave me alone" so I can decide how to live the way I see fit!!! :-)
Unfortunately, this responsibility for living your own life always seems to need defending!! But what will ____ think? You fill in the blank... Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister, Best Friend, Co-Workers (until you get laid off) and etc.
If you're always asking what "someone else" will think of "your decisions" (just my opinion), disaster is sure to come...
...Physics dictates it's impossible for two objects to occupy the same space at the same time; Since this is true... How can "you" and "someone else" control "your life"???
"Realize... Nope, you are not that special (And neither are they)!!! Deal with it!! Move on!!!! Now smile!!!" :-) Why? We are all just human. Nothing more. Nothing less.
There are no superiors to you on this planet, except if you put them there!!! :-) (See 2 Above).
"No one is getting out of this thing alive!!! No one!!!"
Are they really superior because their obituary is longer?? :-)
Are they really superior because they were famous or rich?? :-)
Is it still not an obituary?? :-)
Never Love Things And Use People
Always Love People And Use Things
"Money is nothing. It's thin air. It's meaningless in the grand scheme of things."
Tons of really wealthy people would trade all of their money for relief from some incurable ailment.
Keep yourself reasonably healthy, physically, mentally and spiritually (on some level).... Money can not buy these things!!!
6. "Keep Your Focus".... (Enough Said).
I'm Eternally Optimistic; It beats the alternative!!!!
The success or failure of your dreams is dictated more by 'who you tell' than your personal efforts!
Not everyone wants you to succeed, the smile and agreement notwithstanding.
Make your decisions while viewing yourself in the 'literal' mirror; At the end of the day, it's the person in the mirror who'll eventually be responsible for solving whatever problems may come your way.
I've received a lot of good advice over the years, but the advice seemed to fade whenever I asked that they put their dollars where their convictions stood.
People will always give advice when a buck to push you forward is more tangible....But the buck is real help ... Who wants to give you real help?
This is not meant to be a negative diatribe (it's not)...
.... Sometimes it's better to know 'what not to do', as opposed to knowing 'what to do'.
What to do is easy... What not to do is the tricky part.
Happy July 4th... Still The Greatest Country On The Planet!!!!
...."Make It A Good Day!!!"
...... "Power Through!!!"
.............. "Stay True To Who You Know You Are!!!"
.................. "Allow Others To Stay True To Who They Are!!!"
........................ "If You Are Awake.... You've already won!!!!; The Rest Of The Day Is Icing On The Proverbial Cake!!!!"
Aside A: 6/19/2014:
Time is running out.
5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1....
What Are You Waiting For?
Why Are You Listening To Them?
Who Made Them The Boss?
They Are Not Jumping In The Box With You When You Leave!!
There Are No Do Over's.....
..... Just Do Better's!!!!
(Now if I could have this conversation with someone on OKC, that would be like winning the lottery!!!)
Aside B: 6/19/2014
Dudes! Dude's Know Dudes When They See Dudes On OKC!!
Your Makeup Is Too Perfect.
Your Poses Are Too Picturesque.
You Are Trying Way Too Hard...
... And I'm Rolling On The Floor Laughing At The Efforts You 'Dudes' Are Putting Into This!!! (It's Not Working)
OK Cupid asked me to moderate. Why did I do that? I'm now scrubbing my memory bank...There ARE nice people in the world; Sometimes I just have to really look for them :-)
I'm not a phony fan.....Now The Miami Heat have to win three straight (I think they're tired).
It's still a good run (Four Finals In Four Years) and a great life lesson; No matter how successful you are, you'll have to slow down sometime.... Heck, you only have so much energy to begin with!! :-)
Tonight?? Uhm?? Rum & Coke!!!... (Make It A Good One)
Off to watch the first game of THE NBA FINALS!!!
My prediction is Heat in Game 6 on their home court!!
I wouldn't bet against Lebron and D-Wade!!!
It's like in boxing, you have to knock The Champ out to get the crown.
Tonight I'm drinking Stell