Monday, June 30, 2008

Enjoying or Enduring?

Are you just enduing life? Or are you enjoying life?

Granted, some days are better than others, but everyday has the potential to be a great day.

Some people have their mind preset to expect the best. Having this mindset can make you a self-fulling prophet for the good that happens in your life.

If you fill your mind with at least 80% of good thoughts, the 80/20 rule will work in your favor.

If your mindset is to just get by everyday - you are enduring life.

When you look forward to all the good that is going to happen each day, you are enjoying life.

Life is way too short to endure life. Enjoy life and get the most out of it.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It could be as simple as helping someone enjoy life.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Totem Poles

I was talking to a buddy (Stuart Celarier) at work the other day about work in general. I made a comment to Stuart about where I stood on the totem pole, so he needed to take my comment for what it was worth.

Stuart said that he had to disagree with my place on the totem pole. His point was the totems higher on the pole might be seen more, but without all of the the lower totems, the higher totems would not be the presence that they are. If the base of the totem pole crumbles, the hole pole crumbles.

Garth Brooks has a song entitled Friends in Low Places. I am not exactly sure of the intended meaning of the song, but I like to think that if you want something done, it is better to know people in low places that can actually get the work done than knowing someone at the very top who may or may not have time to try to find someone further down the totem pole to get the task done for you.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It could be as simple as reminding them that they are important to the totem pole even if they are not seen as they are towards the bottom - or on the bottom.


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