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How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

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How Would You Like To Be Remembered

Would you rather be remembered as the person who tried and failed at something or not is remembered at all? About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column.

The newspapers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was a shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure. His second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, “Dynamite King Dies” And also “He was the merchant of death”. This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death”, he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?”

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He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.

How Would You Like To Be Remembered

  • Will you be remembered with love and respect?
  • What is your legacy?
  • Will you be spoken well of?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • Will you be missed?

To be remembered by many not just about my achievements but instead for the bravery and courage to follow my dreams, while leaving a great inspiration for others.

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11 Life Lessons I’ve had to Learn—Over & Over Again

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11 Life Lessons I’ve had to Learn—Over & Over Again

As we grow mature, we realise that there are a lot of life lessons we need to learn. Some we already know but are just too hard to apply in our lives. In everything that we do our life lessons are essential. here are some life lessons that we can look back and realize in our lives…

It is the human way to not quite get it the first time.

Or the second, third, or fourth time, for that matter.

Why is it that we must come to the same conclusions over and over again? Will any of us ever relearn enough life lessons to actually make changes or finally think differently?

There are some themes that rise to the surface repeatedly—realizations we need to remember:

1. Less is moreAlways. We purge, we buy. We buy some more, then we purge again. We declare to the world that we will live as minimalists, and we try to let go of what doesn’t serve us, yet the lure of shiny, new “things” keeps us coming back for more. Why can’t we learn to just say no to excess stuff?

2. Money solves (almost) nothing. Most of us think money will solve some of our problems. It certainly solves our care and keeping issues, such as food on our tables and roofs over our heads. But once our basic needs are met, money doesn’t do a whole heck of a lot except “enhance” our lifestyle with material clutter. Having extra things doesn’t solve depression, or a lack of motivation.

We can’t buy our way into a lasting relationship. Money doesn’t alleviate waning passion and it doesn’t feed our creativity. It may make us feel secure, but it can’t be exchanged for happiness.

3. No other person will ever love us better or more than we love ourselves. And we shouldn’t expect them to. We live in our own bodies and minds. We are born alone, and we die alone. It is important to cultivate a quality relationship with our true self because it’s the only one that lasts from birth to death. Prioritizing emotional and physical self-care is the key to prosperity, but we must be reminded to do so.

 

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4. We cannot fix other people. We think we can, but we can’t. We may love them above and beyond. We may push them to get treatment, or make them aware of unhealthy patterns and choices. We may choose to stay, or we can leave, but neither action will fix a broken person. People “projects” are total energy sappers.

5. Being blunt is always better than being passive-aggressive. Even if it hurts a little. Being direct is the respectful way to communicate, because it doesn’t waste anyone’s time. Making people guess how we’re feeling is selfish. It’s better to rip the Band-Aid off clean than to slowly and painfully peel it.

6. If you eat sh*t, you will feel like sh*t, and then you will look like sh*t (eventually). Why must we learn this one over and over again? Crap goes in, crap comes out. Of course, we all want the unhealthy stuff occasionally, but if we are consistent with clean eating habits, other habits like getting enough sleep and exercise tend to fall into line.

7. Art, in every form, matters. Expression matters. Being “moved” by art leads us in new directions. It sets the stage for new perspectives. To indifferently walk by an artist busking in the street, sharing his talent and spirit with all who pass by, is to dismiss humanity. Edgy, interesting, ugly, beautiful, unique—art matters because it feeds human emotion. Appreciating creative expression is a mindful practice.

8. Lies are poison. Lies do not serve anyone in the long run, the short run, or anywhere in between. Something we seemingly need to learn throughout our lifetime is that the truth is our most valuable resource. And if we live it, we can teach it too.

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ~ Winston Churchill

9. Truth requires courage. Telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is the scariest, bravest thing we ever do throughout our lives. It doesn’t matter if our truth is big or small. When we are truthful with ourselves and others, we live authentically, and with integrity.

Amy Schumer said something in one of her bits about her husband being on the autism spectrum and the fact that he cannot lie, ever, about anything. He simply blurts out the truth, and that’s what she finds most endearing about him. Truth is a powerful lesson, and we realize it repeatedly.

10. Our soul stays hungry unless we feed it. Hungry for adventure and experiences. Hungry for enlightenment and peace. For savoring the present moments and not dwelling on the past or pining for the future. What we outwardly crave the most is vitality and connection, and learning to feed our hunger again and again fuels what we clearly seek as human beings: happiness.

 

11 Life Lessons I’ve had to Learn—Over & Over Again

 

11. We don’t need a bathing suit to go swimming. In other words, we don’t need much at all to do the things we love or want to try. We don’t need special equipment or boots to go for a hike. We don’t need music or candles to enjoy some yoga. And we don’t need to go out for fancy dinners to catch up with friends. Waiting for moments of perfect timing and/or having everything we need in order to do what we want is a waste. The clock keeps ticking, and we don’t get to turn it back.

Can you name a few lessons you’ve learned again and again throughout your lifetime? The enlightenment we seek is often found in the realizations that rise repeatedly, right in front of us.

We would all be a bit wiser (and perhaps happier too!) to commit some of them to heart and memory.

Live life. Life is too short. These are some of the phrases we understand as we go along living our life. But we often forget some life lessons that come our way. This article has reminded us of the life lessons that we often take for granted. It reminds us that the little things are also important. There are many life lessons that we need to keep moving forward.

Additional reading on life lessons:

3 Ways to Take Responsibility For Your Happiness

 

7 Ways You Can Change the World

 

3 Ways to Be Happy Now

 

 

Original article by Kimberly Valzania. She practices mindful gratefulness. She is creatively driven to share her personal experience and opinion on weight loss, fitness, life changes, adventures in parenting, marriage, day-to-day triumphs (and failures) and the truth-seeking struggle of simply being human. As words tumble out, they are sorted into cohesive piles and delivered via poetry and short essays. She hates writing so much she can’t live without it.

 

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113 Bob Ross Quotes On Life & Positive Vibes

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113 Bob Ross Quotes

Robert Norman Ross was a famous American painter. he later became a well-known host and an internet celebrity. Bob Ross was famous for his television program, “The Joy of Painting.” His positivity is contagious. To get more of his positive outlook, here are famous Bob Ross quotes for your inspiration…

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Bob Ross Quotes

 

There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”


“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”


“I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”


“You too can paint almighty pictures.”


No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen. - Bob Ross Click to Tweet

“Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way.”


“Find freedom on this canvas.”


“It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”


“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”


“[Painting] will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart.”


“We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch.”


“We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.”


“That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington.”


“Every day is a good day when you paint.”


“I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.”


“We tell people sometimes: We’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.”


“They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers — just to upset the critics.”

Read on for Bob Ross quotes…

 

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Best Bob Ross Quotes

We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents. - Bob Ross Click to Tweet

“Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.”


“See how it fades right into nothing. That’s just what you’re looking for.”


“If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is.”


“Water’s like me. It’s lazy. Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.”


“In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage.”


“Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you.”


“Didn’t you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything.”


“I like to beat the brush.”


“Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall.”


“Talk to the tree, make friends with it.”


“I taught my son to paint mountains like these, and guess what? Now he paints the best darn mountains in the industry.”


“I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.”


“Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper.”


More Bob Ross quotes…

 

“Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing.”


“You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.”


“You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful.”


“However you think it should be, that’s exactly how it should be.”


“In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees.”


“You can have anything you want in the world – once you help everyone around you get what they want.”


“This is happy place; little squirrels live here and play.”


“That’s where the crows will sit. But we’ll have to put an elevator to put them up there because they can’t fly, but they don’t know that, so they still try.”


“Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.”


“We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care.”


“If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them.”


“You can do anything here – the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.”


“Go out on a limb – that’s where the fruit is.”


“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”


“Anytime you learn, you gain.”


“It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun.”


“The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow.”

Get inspiration from Bob Ross quotes here…

 

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Famous Bob Ross Quotes

 

“I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”


“Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.”


“Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it.”


“Trees cover up a multitude of sins.”


“How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day.”


“I remember when my Dad told me as a kid, ‘If you want to catch a rabbit, stand behind a tree and make a noise like a carrot. Then when the rabbit comes by you grab him.’ Works pretty good until you try to figure out what kind of noise a carrot makes…”


“Oooh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don’t go, you’re going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you.”


“Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.”

Find words of wisdom from these famous Bob Ross quotes…

 

“This is your world. You’re the creator. Find freedom on this canvas. Believe, that you can do it, ‘cuz you can do it.”


“I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.”


“It’s hard to see things when you are too close. Take a step back and look.”


“We don’t laugh because we feel good, we feel good because we laugh.”


“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.”


“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”


“You have unlimited power on this canvas — can literally, literally move mountains.”

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“You need the dark in order to show the light.”


“Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.”


“If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.”


“Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way.”


“Anytime you learn, you gain.”


“You can do anything here — the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.”


“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting.”


“You can do it! I know you can.”


“I don’t intimidate anyone. Instead, I try to get people to believe in themselves.”


“I believe, I believe every day is a good day when you paint.”


“I tell people, ‘You can do this.’ And they write back and say, ‘You were right. I can do this. And now I believe I can do anything.”


“No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen.”


“If you learned how to make a cloud, your time is not wasted.”


“We show people that anybody can paint a picture that they’re proud of. It may never hang in the Smithsonian, but it will certainly be something that they’ll hang in their home and be proud of. And that’s what it’s all about.”


“If you study my paintings, there are no signs of human life.”


“If painting teaches you nothing else, it teaches you to look at nature with different eyes, it will teach you to see things that have been there all your life, and you have never noticed.”


“Each one of us will see nature through different eyes, and that’s the way you should paint; just the way you see it.”


“Imagination is like any other muscle in your body, the more you practice, the better it becomes.


Just let your imagination take you anywhere you want to go. It’s your world, and in your world, you make all the decisions. Click to Tweet

“Exercising the imagination, experimenting with your talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.”


“It’s not failure if you learn from it. Anything that you try and you don’t succeed, if you learn from it, it’s not a failure.”

 

More  Bob Ross quotes here…

 

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“You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful.”


“I never turn down requests for interviews. I’m just rarely asked.”


“We’re gonna make some big decisions in our little world.”


“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”


“I’d like to just take him home and just keep him as a pet. But that’s not what he’s meant to be. He’s meant to be free.”


“It’s the imperfections that make something beautiful, that’s what makes it different and unique from everything else.”


“I don’t know if anything in nature ever grows exactly the same, but they are always exactly as the way it should be, perfectly itself.”


“You can do anything your heart can imagine.”


“Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make.”


“Possessing talent is nothing more than the continuous pursuit of a life-long interest.”


“You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.”


“The least little bit can do so much.”


“Everyone has dreams. You are living the American dream, what’s wrong with pushing to secure it for everyone?”


“Tender as a Mothers love…and with my Mother that was certainly true.”


“The least little bit can do so much.”


“Everyone is going to see things differently, and that’s the way it should be.”


We have no limits to our World. We're only limited by our imagination. Click to Tweet

” I don’t always paint trees. But when I do, I feel happy. Trees have a way of inspiring happiness.”


Get more inspiration from Shakespeare’s Greatest Play – Hamlet


 

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“There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.”


“Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend.”


“Everything’s not great in Life, but we can still see beauty in it.”


“You’re the greatest thing that has ever been or ever will be. You’re special. You’re so very special.”


“We each see the world in our own way. That’s what makes it such a special place.”


“Everyone needs a friend. Friends are the most valuable things in the world.”


“That is when you can experience true joy, when you have no fear.”

“If you don’t think you can do this — you’re not realizing how simple it is.”


“Anything that you can visualize in your mind, you can do.”


Sometimes you can amaze yourself. - Bob Ross Click to Tweet

“We don’t need to set the sky on fire, a little glow will do just fine.”


“Don’t be afraid to make these big decisions. Once you start, they sort of just make themselves.”


“Once in awhile you need a little sorrow in your life.”

Get these funny and famous quotes from Bob Ross. These Bob Ross quotes make life a little lighter each day. These are quotes that make you get by day by day. Keep life simple and always look for the positive way…

 

 

 

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3 Ways to Take Responsibility For Your Happiness

Tara Christie

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“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”~ Albert Camus

There is no way around it—we have to take responsibility for our own happiness.

I have been plagued with thoughts of death and suicide my entire life. I attempted suicide once, 25 years ago. And more recently, my first thoughts in the mornings have been how to kill myself.

These thoughts are not new; what’s new is my aspiration to address them—authentically and publicly.

This is not a suicide note. Instead of driving to the hardware store, getting a ladder, and trying to figure out what to do with my dogs, I am writing this article. I have been thinking about writing this for weeks.

As it turns out, I am an expert on not killing myself. Reflecting on this awareness, with 37 pounds of two soft and incredibly attached dogs holding me down, I am encouraged by some weird calling to share.

Over the course of my life it has become increasingly clear that just because people who love us surround us, we are not necessarily emotionally or mentally okay.

Significant life changes, loss, and hardship are a regular experience of mine. I know firsthand, change is difficult. Those of us with emotional and mental struggles are especially susceptible to the turmoil that comes with change.

It is within the fear of the unknown that suicidal thoughts roam.

Seeing the state of the world, I know I am not the only one struggling. I have high-functioning depression, a constant feeling of two heavy weights pulling on my heart, holding me down, and making me late for everything. My passion for life and all its pleasures are a regular disappearing act—magically coming and going, I am always hopeful for an encore.

As one who has fought the suicide battle and seemingly won, I have three immediate suggestions for anyone who is fighting the desire to end their struggle.

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Take Responsibility For Spiritual Connection

Somehow, over the years, I have found a way to cope and stay alive. Some days, the suicidal thoughts are louder than others, but thanks to my daughter, dogs, and supportive friends, I manage to not succumb. After my attempted suicide long ago, I learned to meditate and began studying and seeking God.

When my mind takes over I find the power to restrict feelings and thoughts of death. I find relief when I am studying esoteric wisdom. Moses, Buddha, and Jesus have all come to my rescue, and while out in the world I’m doing my best to share as much love as possible.

For the last 10 years I have been scanning and studying the Zohar, a book written for the purpose of decoding the Torah—it is said it carries with it great protection and light. When I study the Zohar the thoughts of death always go away.

The courage to continue in a world that seems increasingly bleak is not always easily found. Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade are two public figures who unfortunately did not find their way out. My daughter lost five people last year—four of them under the age of 17.

I have found, through years of study and experimentation within religious, philosophical, and spiritual wisdom, the darkness in my mind only subsides when I focus on the light and the teachers and sages who know where, and how, to find it.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings, try looking to a figure who has spiritual wisdom. The blessings spiritual wisdom has to offer will provide the love and support we need to remain human.

Take Responsibility & Write

Writing has helped me find my voice and make sense of who I am. Don’t be afraid to publish, but know it’s not necessary. I have pages and pages that have never been read by anyone.

Write hard and clear about what hurts.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Together, the dark thoughts and feelings I have had all my life, and the understandings and epiphanies I receive when my thoughts come together in words, allow for deep healing to occur.

I have been enrolled in a course with Elephant Journal for the last six weeks. The original intent was to learn how to write meaningful and appealing copy for my business while learning the ways of social media and posting.

What’s happening instead? I’m finding a plethora of healing with a new awareness of my mental and emotional paradigm.

Although I have accepted that I will always be plagued with thoughts of death and suicide, I have found that, through writing, I bring my damaging thoughts into captivity, not letting them win.

By putting the words I hear in my head on paper, I have allowed myself to carry a lighter load. Those thoughts that have always been on repeat are now incarcerated on paper. Writing offers freedom from the demons we want to put behind bars and lets the light shine in.

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Volunteer & Take Responsibility

The need to find purpose is imperative for human fulfilment. Through helping and sharing, we will find solace and peace. Environmental, political, and social movements all need people to step up and help.

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” ~ Fred Rogers

To share ourselves and lend our individual presence to a collective mission is something we all need to do for our individual health and the well-being of humanity. Especially if we are having a hard time with destructive thoughts, helping others will inevitably help us.

For those of us who are hurting, standing for humanity and our precious planet is an act of empowerment that can empower us to move forward. When we find something we care about, our heart opens and we can show up with courage, allowing the importance of the mission to permeate our experience.

Suicidal thoughts are difficult to deal with, more so if we keep them bottled inside. Through writing this article I have released some pain and have found a way to share it, hopefully benefiting someone who may need words of encouragement and support from someone who understands.

Through my battle to achieve mental health, I have learned to cultivate a deeply spiritual relationship with the universe, while keeping my focus on being a helper in the world and following the call to write my pain.

I know all too well how difficult it can be to keep going—not allowing the darkness of our inner world to take over our hearts. We must rally strength and turn it into courage, engaging our human responsibility to support each other and our mother earth.

When we intentionally and compassionately open a dialogue about our mental and emotional health, we help our society heal.

Every person on this planet is important, and we are all in this together.

Take responsibility and be happy at all times. You are special & we all are a part of the universe.

 

Original Article by  JENNI LYNNE 

A very inspiring article about hope. There is hope in everything that we go through. Jenni Lynne is right that we need to take responsibility for our happiness.

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5 Ways to Rebound from Covid-19

Tara Christie

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5 Ways to Rebound from Covid-19

To get on with life, we all need to find ways to rebound from Covid-19…

“Like a tragedy from ancient Greece, the long struggle between Covid-19 and its impact on our lives is reaching a cataclysmic end that nobody planned, nobody seems able to escape, and that is shattering the livelihoods as well as the hopes and dreams of millions in the process.” — Gary Ryan Blair

IN GREEK DRAMA there is a device known as peripeteiawhen the plot takes an abrupt turn, a sudden reversal of fortune or dramatic change in circumstances.

Peripeteia is one of the most powerful moments of the play…the pivotal factor.

Why?

It is the moment of self-discovery for the protagonist of the story which is so essential to the turning point after which the plot moves rapidly towards denouement.

The Greeks believed that tragedy, hardship and difficulty had a serious purpose in that it portrays the suffering and the reversal of the protagonist’s fortune.

In the words of Aristotle himself:

“A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.”

This begs the question…

What is the belief, attitude and psychology that makes one man a hero and gives them the ability to bounce back from the pain of Covid-19…and which perpetuates ongoing tragedy, failure and disappointment to another?

What is the pivotal factor, the moment of self-discovery that wakes a man from sleep and which leads to his reversal of fortune.

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The answer is…some men succeed because they accept and willingly embrace difficulty and challenge, while others, though they claim strength and ambition, reject and run from it.

I believe that this Covid-19 pandemic is a real life Greek tragedy. It’s also one of the most defining moments of your life…your peripeteia. It has to be.

Will you come out of this chapter of your life better or bitter, stronger or weaker, committed or non-engaged?

What you do from here…and the decisions you make during this pivotal moment in time can, should and must lead you to a life-altering transformation.

I want to show you how to make this happen by asking you one critical question…

What are you willing to suffer for?

The only way out of this mess is through the vehicle of suffering. Yes, you have to increase your suffering.

Everything you want in life…every goal you want to achieve, every dream you want to manifest comes with a price tag.

To achieve any goal, to transform your life and to turn this setback into a comeback…you must choose the suffering that’s right for you…you must accept that reality…you must wrap both arms around that truth, and then you must allow it to guide your thoughts, words and actions.

The precise moment you choose not to pay or continue not to pay the price of success is the precise moment you choose to suffer the tragic consequences of failure which is the worst kind of suffering.

Be mindful…the suffering cost of failure is always going to be higher than the suffering price for success. There is no exception to this rule.

The cost and consequences that have already been incurred by Covid-19 as well as the failure in a relationship, job, career or any area can cause a monumental amount of disruption and chaos in your life.

THE HIGH COST OF FAILURE

The following are just a few examples of the suffering costs of failure:

– If you lack financial discipline you will suffer the consequences of debt and sleepless nights.

– If you do not manage your diet you will suffer the cost of diabetes and poor fitting clothing.

– By not keeping your promises, you suffer the loss of reputation.

– By choosing to be late and unprepared you will suffer the cost of lost opportunity.

– By not investing quality time with your children, you will suffer by paying the price of regret your entire life.

Sooner or later, the moment of peripeteia arrives and each of us must choose to pay the price of success or pay the cost of failure.

The cold, hard, finger-in-the-eye truth is that the price of success is often more than people are willing to pay, but not more than they are capable of paying.

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THE REAL PRICE OF SUCCESS

The following are just a few examples of the suffering costs of success:

– If you suffer the costs of disciplined spending and investing habits you enjoy peace of mind and early retirement.

– If you suffer the costs of daily exercise and nutrition you get to enjoy a great physique and an exceptional quality of life.

– By suffering the cost of inconvenience and going the extra mile for a client, you will enjoy bigger commissions and increased opportunities.

– By suffering the cost of preparation, you will enhance your reputation and social capital.

– By suffering the price of love, forgiveness, attention and patience, you will enjoy a loving relationship with your children.

True success is something that is achieved by the minority of people, and is therefore unnatural and not to be achieved by following our natural likes and dislikes, nor by being guided by our natural preferences and prejudices.

Your daily challenge is to choose your suffering. You must decide right now if you are going to pay the price for success…or if you are going to pay the price of failure.

Peripeteia is much more than a powerful moment of a play, it is a profoundly important moment of your life…the pivotal factor, the turning point which will lead you to becoming the hero of your own life or the victim of your own choices.

Covid-19 has thrown a monkey wrench into all of our lives. Those who succeed and prosper will do so by turning this modern day Greek tragedy…this unwanted, unplanned for setback into an amazing comeback story.

So how do you overcome the pain, costs and consequences brought on by Covid-19…how do you become your own hero and turn this chapter of your life into an amazing comeback story?

Ways To Rebound From Covid

Ways To Rebound From Covid

Comeback Rule #1 — Refuse to Die

Those with the character to triumph, in the end, will not allow the pain and indignity of Covid-19 to force them down. A comeback accepts disaster, laughs in its face, and crawls to his feet again. Refuse to die…do not let this period of time define you or rob you of your dreams.

Comeback Rule #2 — Decide to Fight

Comebacks have an inner sense of justice that refuses to be violated. They manage their emotions, reminding themselves of where they’ve been and why they’re here, and resolve that nothing will stop them.

Manage your darkest fears by doing something about it. Decide to fight by taking massive action and if you don’t succeed at first, plot and plot again.

Comeback Rule #3 — Get Mad

Pain, failure, loss and embarrassment are such great motivators and you should allow the adversity created by Covid-19 to force your hand to make new choices and take new actions.

Get mad and use the pain as fuel to drive your comeback because if you do not, it will become the fuel that perpetuates your current situation.

Comeback Rule #4 — Get Creative

The savvy fighter won’t make the same mistake twice. She accepts the hard rules of the real world, analyzes how she wound up on her back and charts a course around the problem.

Part of being creative is knowing that for every problem there’s always a way out, always a way through, always a way around, and always a way for you to come out on top.

Comeback Rule #5 — Focus on Results

Once you’re on your way, don’t look back and do not allow a previous faux pas to slow you down. A hundred distractions, doubts, and setbacks will haunt someone recovering from the damages of Covide-19.

The ultimate reward for the person making the comeback is to see his or her vision come to life in the real world…and they enjoy the deep confidence of someone who has refused to die, who decided to fight and who emerged to see the stars.

Face it…the moment of peripeteia has arrived. It’s time for you to take control, turn the tide, pay the price and become the hero of your own story.

IN CONCLUSION

I sincerely hope that this message provides the psychological wake up call you need in order to start living the bigger, brighter and far more beautiful life you want and were destined to live.

Whatever happens from here on will have done massive damage to the world economy and to hopes and dreams of untold millions. But it’s not the end of you.

It’s reassuring to know that you have the strength and fortitude to survive this modern Greek tragedy.

Just remember, you have the power to change your life by changing your story…and you get to decide how the story, especially how this chapter is going to end…and it deserves to end with the immense satisfaction of someone who went through hell…who clawed their way back to the top and emerged victorious!

Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to achieve 10X size goals by applying the methods and best practices of growth hacking.

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Top Gun Quotes – The Need For Speed

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The 1986 movie Top Gun directed by Tony Scott made over $356 million dollars worldwide, and included a legendary cast that includes Tom CruiseAnthony EdwardsVal KilmerMeg RyanTim RobbinsMichael Ironside, and Kelly McGillis.

In Tom Cruise’s long and impressive career, few movies stand out as much as Top Gun. The film had Cruise playing Maverick, a skilled and arrogant fighter pilot who competes against the world’s best in the Top Gun flight school. The movie was a fun, energetic 80s movie that helped make Cruise the blockbuster superstar he is today.

In between the air combat sequences and love scenes between Maverick and Charlie (Kelly McGillis), they managed to fit in some nice one-liners and dialogue, though.

Here are the best Top Gun quotes from Maverick, Goose, Viper, Stinger, Jester, Iceman and the rest of the Top Gun cast.

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“If I can’t shoot this son of a bitch, let’s at least have some fun with him.”

Maverick

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 “I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.”

Iceman

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That’s right! Ice… man. I am dangerous.”

Maverick

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It’s classified. I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.”

Maverick

 

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I flew with your old man. VF-51, the Oriskany. You’re a lot like he was. Only better… and worse. He was a natural heroic son of a bitch that one.”

Viper

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“Now I’m not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your ass”

Viper

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“A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what’s happened, so he can apply what he’s learned.”

Viper

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That son of a bitch cut me off!”

Maverick

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“Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.”

Stinger

 

“Just want to serve my country, be the best pilot in the Navy, sir.”

Maverick

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“You two characters are going to Top Gun.”

Stinger

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” If you had to go into battle, would you want him with you?”

Viper

“Hey, Goose, you big stud! Take me to bed or lose me forever.”

Carole

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“The list is long, but distinguished.”

Goose

The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.”

Goose

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 “I feel the need…”

Maverick

I feel the need, the need for speed

I feel the need…the need for speed!”

Maverick, Goose

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You don’t have time to think up there. If you think, you’re dead.”

Maverick

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You can be my wingman any time.”

Iceman

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They gave you your choice of duty, son. Anything, anywhere.”

Stinger

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No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea.”

Goose

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 “Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz a tower.”

Maverick

“Top Gun rules of engagement are written for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them or you are history. Is that clear?”

Viper

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Any of you boys seen an aircraft-carrier around here?”

Maverick

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“Crashed and burned! Huh, Mav?”

Slider

 

 “When I fly, I’ll have you know that my crew and my plane come first.”

Maverick

 

“God, he loved flying with you Maverick. But he would’ve done it anyway… without you. He’d have hated it, but he would’ve done it.”

Carole

Goose is dead.”

Viper

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“You fly jets long enough, something like this happens.”

Viper

 

“I can see it’s dangerous for you, but if the government trusts me, maybe you could.”

Maverick

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“It takes a lot more than just fancy flying.”

Charlie

“How’s it feel to be on the front page of every newspaper in the English-speaking world, even though the other side denies the incident? Congratulations.”

Stinger

“Great balls of fire!”

Goose

“Damn, this kid is good!”

Viper

“That was some of the best flying I’ve seen to date – right up to the part where you got killed.”

Jester

“This could be complicated.”

Maverick

“I don’t know, but uh, it’s looking good so far.”

Maverick

She’s lost that loving feeling.”

Maverick

Aw sh… I hate it when she does that.”

Goose

“Two of your snot-nose jockeys did a fly-by on my tower at over 400 KNOTS! I want somebody’s butt, I want it now, I’ve HAD IT!”

Air Boss Johnson

“DAMN! That’s TWICE! I WANT SOME BUTTS!”

AirBoss Johnson

Maverick Top Gun Quotes

 

“I’ll fly with you”

Viper

“Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.”

Maverick

“Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing.”

Stinger

“Don’t screw around with me Maverick. You’re a hell of an instinctive pilot. Maybe too good.”

Stinger

 

“Great, then I won’t have to worry about you making your living as a singer.”

Charlie

 “I’m going to need a beer to put these flames out.”

Maverick

I’ll have what he’s having. Hemlock, is it?”

Charlie

 

“And if you screw up just this much, you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!”

Stinger

 

 “I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can’t say that in there.”

Charlie

“I was afraid that everyone in the TACTS trailer would see right through me, and I just don’t want anyone to know that I’ve fallen for you.”

Charlie

 

I thought of being an instructor, sir.”

Maverick

Top Gun? God help us.”

Stinger

Goddamn that guy.”

Air Boss Johnson

“First one dies, you die too. But there will be others. You can count it. You gotta let him go.”

Viper

“This is it, Maverick!”

Merlin

 

“I’m gonna hit the brakes, he’ll fly right by.”

Maverick

 

“You two really are cowboys.”

Iceman

 

 

 

“I will fire when I am goddamn good and ready! You got that?”

Maverick

 

 “It’s the bottom of the 9th, the score is tied. It’s time for the big one.”

Goose

 

In case some of you are wondering who the best is, they are up here on this plaque.”

Viper

 

That’s pretty arrogant, considering the company you’re in.”

Viper

 

I like that in a pilot.”

Viper

 

 “Gentlemen… You had a hell of a first day.”

Viper

 

“Well, I guess when I see something I go right after it!”

Maverick

 

“Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees.”

Viper

 

“That spin was hell it would’ve shook me up.”

Viper

 

This is what I call a target rich environment.”

Maverick

 

This is Ghost Rider 117, this bogey is all over me. He’s got missile lock on me. Do I have permission to fire?”

Cougar

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“Just wondering who’s the best.”

Maverick

 

 “Just remember, when it’s over out there, we’re all on the same team.”

Viper

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So you’re the one.”

Charlie

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“Remember, boys, no points for second place.”

Slider

“You’re a lot brighter than you look—”

Goose

 

Great, he’s probably saying, “Holy shit, it’s Maverick and Goose.” ”

Maverick

 

“Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav.”

Hollywood

 

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Random Act Of Kindness

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This is a great true story about a person who gave a random act of kindness and make a difference in someone’s life.

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. It was a cowboy’s life, a life for someone who wanted no boss. What I didn’t realize was that it was also a ministry.

Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a confessional. Passengers climbed in, sat behind me in total anonymity, and told me about their lives. I encountered people whose lives amazed me, ennobled me, made me laugh and weep.

Random Act Of Kindness (1)

But none touched me more than a woman I picked up late one August night. I was responding to a call from a small brick four-plex in a quiet part of town.

I assumed I was being sent to pick up some partiers, or someone who had just had a fight with a lover, or a worker heading to an early shift at some factory for the industrial part of town. When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.

Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute, and then drive away. But I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself. So I walked to the door and knocked. “Just a minute”, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened.

A small woman in her 80s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie. By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knick-knacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.

“Would you carry my bag out to the car?” she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, and then returned to assist the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb. She kept thanking me for my kindness. “It’s nothing”, I told her. “I just try to treat my passengers the way would want my mother treated”.

“Oh, you’re such a good boy,” she said.

When we got in the cab, she gave me an address, and then asked, “Could you drive through downtown?”

“It’s not the shortest way,” I answered quickly.

“Oh, I don’t mind,” she said. “I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice.”

I looked in the rearview mirror. Her eyes were glistening. “I don’t have any family left,” she continued. “The doctor says I don’t have very long.”

I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. “What route would you like me to take?” I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator. We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing. As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, “I’m tired. Let’s go now.”

We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Random Act Of Kindness (2)

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

“How much do I owe you?” she asked, reaching into her purse.

“Nothing,” I said.

“You have to make a living,” she answered.

“There are other passengers,” I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly. “You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,” she said, “Thank you.”

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.

I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly, lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift?

What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life. We’re conditioned to think that lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware – beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

A simple act of kindness can make a tremendous impact on person’s life. Make a little act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that maybe someday, someone might do the same with you.

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