Thursday, November 17, 2005

Some Pieces of Motivation & Wisdom

What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Go and do it.

"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

-Wayne Gretzky

The best decision you can make is the right decision. The second best decision you make is the wrong one. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
-Sherman Owens

It is better to have given it your all and failed then to have quit and been defeated before you even started. Complete the mission, accomplish your goal, and never quit. Never accept defeat. The only difference between the champion and the loser is that the champion decided to get up one more time than the loser. Your life is determined by the dreams you pursue. Don't listen to the ones that say it can't be done. They say that because they're too weak (mentally or physically) to succeed. Never listen to the failures. It can be done. You can do it; you can make it. Success isn't a default outcome. You need to work for it. You must strive for success. It'll require the investment of your time, your talent and your treasure. Success will require you to say no to something else so that you can pursue your dreams. Focus. Don't chase after that which isn't important. Forget and ignore the trivial. Ask yourself, "Will this matter five minutes from now?" In most cases, it won't.

So your kid left two pieces of broccoli on his/her plate? Big deal. Fathers, go throw the ball in the yard with your son. Mothers, go braid your daughters hair (or whatever y'all do). You don't know when your last day on this earth will be. No time that you invest in your child is wasted. Never make the mistake of thinking that you wasted a day because your spent it with your child. Fathers, take a day off work and go fishing with your son. Take him to a baseball game. Take him to a miniature golf course. Go to an arcade together & play games together. SPEND TIME TOGETHER. I can't emphasize this enough. Parents, do you want to know how kids spell love? T-I-M-E. Some of my best memories with my parents are when my Dad was helping me practice for baseball, whether it was in the batting cages or drilling me on my fielding. One of my best memories with my Mom, in contrast, was something as simple as making little submarines out of construction paper. Cutting out little shapes with construction paper!!! How much easier can it get? Invest time in your children. They'll most likely be around a lot longer than some goofy business or bill that needs to be paid. Houses will always be for sale, but your son or daughter will only be six years old for 365 days.