Michael Jordan's Failure

Michael Jordan’s Failure

Michael Jordan’s failure and success story is a solid one about determination and drive. Here’s his thoughts on failure and trying to help you during times of hesitation.

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.

And it’s true – all great success have been about taking risks and having grit. Go forth! Try, fail, try, and win!

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Life is Good - Appreciation Mantra

Life is Good – Great Appreciation Mantra

There are tonnes of books about the power of thought – they all say what your thoughts is your reality. So wouldn’t it be wise to think the life is good?

Say it aloud, “life is good.” Now didn’t that feel great?

Any time you’re feeling down and exhausted, repeat that a couple of times and remind yourself of better days when it’s made you say that. Hopefully that turns your mood around.

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When I Saw You - Arrigo Boito

When I Saw You – Love at First Sight

Sometimes love is instant and powerful. It’d be great if it happened often because if you missed it, then you’d have another chance, making things more efficient in that department of life. Below is a poem – “When I Saw You” – from the opera Falstaff by Arrigo Bolto.

Come ti vidi
E tu sorridi
Perchè lo sai.

When I saw you
I fell in love,
and you smiled
because you knew.

Now that’s love at first sight! Seize the moment and don’t be a deer in headlights.

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Brain Farts - Limitless Eddie Morra

Brain Farts and Cocktail Mixing

Sometimes a series of brain farts can bring you down and it’d be awesome if your brain worked like in Limitless. (Albeit requiring pills.) This line is so good it didn’t even need visuals.

Information from the odd museum show, a half read article, some PBS documentary was all bubbling in my frontal lobes. Mixing itself together into a sparkling cocktail of useful information.

~ Eddie Morra (Limitless)

Now that’s the kind of high I’d love to experience. In storyland that feeling is probably the same as upgrades in The Matrix – “I know kung fu”.

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Change is the Law of Life - John F Kennedy

Change is the Law of Life – Kennedy

For those days when it feels like life is stagnant. John F. Kennedy’s statement that change is the law of life is something our generation needs.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

~ John F. Kennedy

I find it helpful to think and plan for the future to keep life interesting and distract myself from overthinking my past. Onwards people!

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Perceptions by Ben Emodi

Perceptions and Surf Wisdom

Snatched from a surfer magazine, the quote below is a great reminder that everyone is equal, so don’t be a douchebag. Life is about perceptions and Ben Emodi perfectly states why we should work to be more understanding.

At the end of the day, each person will have perceived their experience in a different way, with none being greater or more righteous than the next.

~ Ben Emodi

That’s right, although there might be people lesser than you, there will also be people greater than you. And so the cycle goes.

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Dumb people vs smart people - Chris Rock

Dumb People vs Smart People – Chris Rock

Chris Rock has been out of the lime light for a while, so I love running into his wise words through out the web. This is the most recent one and he’s on point about dumb people.

Only dumb people try to impress smart people. Smart people just do what they do.

~ Chris Rock

This is much in line with being a honeybadger with Amy Poehler’s tip about being silly, but to a more intense level. Basically, stop busying yourself impressing others and just be yourself – go after what’s important to you.

Silliness - Amy Poehler quote on looking silly.

Silliness is Power Says Amy Poehler

Wise words from one of the coolest people living today, Amy Poehler suggests in harnessing the power of silliness.

There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

~ Amy Poehler

It’s a difficult task to quiet the voices and assumptions, but to truly have piece of mind from people’s opinion would be freeing. Good luck to all those who strive for this. It will be an epic inner battle. “Shut it you, I’m don’t care it’s a crazy idea! I’m doing it!” Be a honeybadger without the snake eating and bee hive destruction, please.

Grit - Invictus Quote P4 - It matters not ...

Grit in Invictus: A Poem For Tough Times

During tough times I read the “Invictus” poem by William Ernest Henley. It’s a wonderful poem about grit and taking ownership of ones life. My most favourite lines, which are also the most famous lines:

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

It makes me think of all the hardships people around the world experience and how most of them get through it – a real smack of perspective. Life ain’t easy, suck it up.