Monday, July 28, 2014

Are You A Victim or A Victor? The Choice is Yours

The definition of Victor is:  One who defeats an adversary; the winner in a fight, battle, contest, or struggle.

The definition of Victim is:  One who is deceived or cheated, by his or her own emotions or ignorance, or by the dishonesty of others. 
@BatteredHope  Victim or Victor

Many of us were cheated and abused and hurt and taken advantage of by the dishonesty of others.  It is essential that we determine not to allow our emotions to overrule our intelligence.  A wise man once told me "When you buy the thought, you buy the lie!"  We must learn to say NO to negative thoughts, to defeatist ideas, to martyr attitudes.  The more you do it, the better you get at it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One Surprising Life Lesson in Integrity and Courage

A story worth remembering and thinking about......  

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.  Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different and called all the young executives in his company together.

He said "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.  I have decided to choose one of you."  The young executives were shocked as the boss continued.  "I am going to give each one of you a seed today.  This is one very SPECIAL seed.  I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from this seed.  I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."

@BatteredHope  Lesson of integrity and courage

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The 'Funnest' Award - Quintet of Radiance

Awards are so unexpected - I suppose that is what makes them so special.  One of the rules for this award is to describe yourself using the letters of the alphabet.  At first, this seems a bit difficult because it feels like you are bragging.  However, it is just sharing with others the way you see yourself.  Hopefully, there is some accuracy.  When I couldn't decide which adjective to use, I used more than one - so sue me!

I received the Quintet of Radiance Award from Tina Basu and I graciously accept.   Knowing that there are fellow bloggers that appreciate your writing, is reward in itself.  Thank you, Tina



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