100 Advice That Could Make You Successful

14 07 2016

Wise man
1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.

2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.

3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.

5. Always use “we” when referring to your home team or your government.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. DON’T underestimate free throws in a game of HORSE.

8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

9. Don’t dumb it down.

10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.

11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.

12. Never park in front of a bar.

13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.

14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first girl/boyfriend.

15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.

16. A suntan is earned, not bought.

17. Never lie to your doctor.

18. All guns are loaded.

19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.

20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.

21. Take a vacation from your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.

22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good it is.

23. A handshake beats an autograph.

24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.

25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.

26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.

27. Never get your haircut the day of a special event.

28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.

29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.

30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.

31. Eat lunch with the new kids.

32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.

33. It’s never too late for an apology.
34. Don’t pose with booze.

35. If you have right of way, TAKE IT.

36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.

37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.

38. Never push someone off a dock.

39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she is pregnant.

40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry, live up to it.

41. Don’t make a scene.

42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.

43. Know when to ignore the camera.

44. Never gloat.

45. Invest in great luggage.

46. Make time for your mom on your birthday, It’s her special day too.

47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.

48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.

49. Give credit. Take Blame.

50. Suck it up every now and again.

51. Never be the last one in the pool.

52. Don’t stare.

53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.

54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.

55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.

56. Admit it when you’re wrong.

57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.

58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.

59. Thank the bus driver.

60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.

61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

62. Know at least one good joke.

63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.

64. Know how to cook one good meal.

65. Learn to drive a stick shift.
66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.

67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.

68. Dance with your mother/father.

69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.

70. Always thank the host.

71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.

72. Know the size of your boyfriend/girlfriend’s clothes.

73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.

74. Be a good listener. Don’t just take your turn to talk.

75. Keep your word.

76. In college always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately. Come grade time it might come in handy.

77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for 9 months.

78. Be patient with airport security. They are just doing their job.

79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.

80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.

81. You are what you do. Not what you say.

82. Learn to change a tire.

83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.

84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.

85. Don’t litter.

86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.

87. You won’t always be the strongest of fastest. But you can be the toughest.

88. Never call someone before or after 9 AM and 9PM.

89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.

90. Make the little things count.

91. Always wear a bra at work.

92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.

93. You’re never too old to need your mom.

94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date commit to keeping them on and toning down how much your feet kill.

95. Know the words to your national anthem.

96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun than sitting on the bench alone.

97. Smile at strangers.

98. Make Goals.

99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.

100. If you HAVE to fight, punch first and punch hard.

Today is The Last Day Of Your Life

30 07 2014

last day of your life
You have surely heard the nice saying that it has been around for a few years: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
But now I’d like to coin a companion saying: “Today is the last day of your past.”
Those two messages don’t mean the same thing. The first advises us to get our life going the way we want it to go. The second means: get rid of old failures, taboos, inhibitions that have kept us from being what we can be.
As we grow, ‘we pick up warnings like: “That’s a no-no.” “Don’t you dare do that!” “Know your place.” We learn what people around us consider to be “customary” or “proper” or “a shame.” We also hear why something is “impossible” to do.
If we are brainwashed by all this and go out as an adult into a very competitive world, we are shorn of our initiatives. We are handcuffed by all these warnings which we have dragged up from history.
What we need are the unlimited vision and the natural imagination which we had as children.
Let today be the last day of your past….

The Keys to success are Prayer, Discipline and Consistency: Denzel Washington

28 06 2014

Here is the advice Mr Washington recently gave to a group of young actors:
True desire, in the heart, for anything good, is God’s proof to you, sent before hand, to indicate that it is yours already. That dream that you have to be anything you want to be, is God’s proof to you that you already have it. Claim it!

Dreams without goals remain dreams, just dreams, and ultimately fuels disappointment. Dreams without, minute goals, hourly goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, yearly goal, remain dreams, and ultimately fuels disappointment.

Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency. Between Goals and achievement are discipline and consistency.

I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you have to get on your knees in the morning to get it. And while you are down there, thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. We all fall short of the glory of God.

If you just start thinking of all the things you have to say thank you for. We all have the gift to go out and touch someone. Understand that gift, protect that gift and Treasure it.

I have been blessed to make millions of dollars but I can’t take it with me and neither can you, so it not how much you have, but what you do with what you have that counts. And we all have different gifts: some have money, some have love, and some have patience. Use it, share it that is what counts, not what you are riding in or what you are flying in. Please, please watch the VIDEO

Be Master of Yourself

16 03 2014

Be Master Of Yourself: Lesson of Lent

Nature’s forces and instincts are wild. It is by harnessing and controlling them that we get most useful products. We use controlled fire for cooking food. A motor is a controlled explosion. Dammed water gives us hydroelectricity. We harness wind in a sail or windmill. What of a harnessed atom?
Our personal progress and learning process come from control of personal egotism. Walking, talking, writing, eating, driving, flying, games and sports all depend on control. One does not win by “doing what comes naturally.”
This is the meaning of Lent. If we control our appetites, our love of comforts and pleasures, we can achieve self mastery and become pleasing to God and man. “If you don’t deny yourself you will never be a soul of prayer.”( Josemaria Escriva,The Way, Pt 172)

A girl born without hands flies a plane: Jessica Cox Story

19 06 2013

Jesica coxbig“Look Mom, no hands” 17 May 2011: Jessica Cox, who was born in the early 80’s, has become the first woman in history to fly a plane, without arms.

Jessica was born with an unexplained birth defect, which resulted in her missing both of her arms. But this never stopped her from doing anything.

Jessica’s role model is her mother, and Jessica says ‘my father never shed a tear since my birth, as he does not consider me to be a victim’.

Jessica’s always lived life to the fullest, and before learning to fly an aeroplane, she was involved in gymnastics, dancing and singing as a child. Then, she went onto swimming, surfing, driving a car, putting her own petrol in, playing the piano and even earning her black belt in Tai Quan Do.

After graduating from college in Arizona in 2005, where Jessica gained her degree in Psychology, she decided to overcome a fear of flying that she once had, and began to learn how to fly a plane.

Jessica is now a fully fledged pilot, who has a great sense of humour too. One mother’s day, she flew a plane with a banner attached to it reading ‘Look Mom, without arms!’

Jessica has the same insecurities that any young woman would have, such as body image and dating. The main thing that Jessica was concerned with, was not that she was born without arms, but of what people’s perceptions of her were. She says, ‘everywhere I go, I will be watched – walking in a store, eating at a restaurant, taking notes in a college lecture hall, pumping gas into my car – everywhere, eyes will be on me’.

Despite people’s perceptions, Jessica seems to cope through life and her insecurities quite well, she is now an Inspirational Speaker, who empowers others to live their lives to the full, just as she has. You can learn more about her through her website – http://www.rightfooted.com

I think Jessica’s achievements are so inspiring! I can completely relate to her feeling watched all the time, I read in a fragment from her website, that sometimes, she feels like an alien from another planet. I can relate. Even though, I don’t see myself as a ‘freak’, nor do my friends or family, people still feel the need to gawk at my every move, whether I’m at a petrol station, shopping, holding my fiancés hand, eyes are always firmly pointed in my direction. As Jessica has said on her website, I too have learned to block these stares out, and I only notice them when a friend or family member is in public with me, as they tend to notice them a lot more than me, after all, it’s something that I’ve dealt with my whole life. Jessica’s courageous struggle against incredible odds is an indictment against anyone who gives up when faced with difficulties. Her life is a living proof that disabled people can enjoy life as much as anyone and it is inexcusable to kill them in the womb.

Look I can fly a plan, what can you do?… Jessica Cox

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