Saturday, March 31, 2007

Celebrating Easter.........

This is the last post for a week headed south and leaving the country on a large ship to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the western Caribbean. My goal is to not gain any extra pounds on the ship!!

I will leave this piece for you to enjoy and live...........pass it on!!!

Be brilliant in the basics. Be the change you want to see in the world. Be the first one. Be unforgettable. Be interesting. Be a sleeper. Be the world's expert on yourself. Be better than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow. Be confident enough to be humble. Be somebody who reminds everybody of nobody else in the world. Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't sell, enable people to buy. Talk less and say more. Don't let the bums and negative people get you down. Work with people you respect. Don't be weary in well doing, for in due season you will reap a great harvest if you faint not. Don't wait for the mainstream to validate your voice. Don't despise the day of small beginnings. Don't be selfish with your knowledge. Don't complain if you haven't earned the right. Don't be different, be unique. You are what you charge. You are what you believe. You are the books you've read and the people you've met. You are an empty sheet of paper in the minds of every person you encounter. Live each day with courage. Travel your own path. The world cannot resist a man on a mission. The best swimmers are always in the pool. The sculpture is inside the stone. The two greatest days in your life are the day you're born, and the day you realize why you were born. If you are successful you will always have too much to do and too little time. Don’t sweat every detail. If you aren't being criticized, you aren't doing much. If everyone says you're out of your mind, you just might be onto something. It's not who you know, it's who knows you.

It's not the years, it's the mileage. Work hard, work long and work smart. Work like you don't need the money. Work from technique, because you never know how you will feel. Success leaves clues. Confidence is king. Credibility comes from specificity. Listening is not waiting to talk. Tell the truth, tell it all and tell it now. Give value first. Life’s too short to be in a job you hate. Paint yourself into a good corner. Do the work once and benefit many times. Give yourself away. Take massive action. Act as if you already were the person you're trying to become. Always stand up, stand out or be counted out. Learn to love your zone of discomfort. Greet each day with love in your heart. Show, don't tell. Actions speak louder than words. A picture does paint a thousand words. Make daily appointments with yourself. Never apologize for your art. Work harder on your self than your job. Always put your children, spouse and family first. Find your one big idea. Remember who you are. Validate your existence. Be yourself and do something cool - every single day! Life isn't about finding your self, it's about creating yourself. Let grudges go. What goes around comes around.

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