Archive for December, 2017

# 791 The more you do the more you get

Posted by frank December - 11 - 2017 - Monday ADD COMMENTS

First of all, it is time to develop your motto for 2018. Think about the year to come and what your intention is for the year and try to craft a motto that either helps you to stay on track or tells other people what you’re about.
One of the mottos I am trying out is the subject of today’s thought:
With very few exceptions, the more you do the more you get.
When Nike was in the brainstorming meeting, coming up with a tag line, I don’t believe anyone threw “Just think about it for a while” on the table to be considered.
As you know I preach personal responsibility. I believe strongly that your past does not equal your future and you are where you are because of the accumulated decisions YOU have made throughout your lifetime.
Shakespeare said “Action is eloquent”
But Frank! I can’t take action because I don’t know what to do!
Action can be finding a mentor. Action can be finding a coach. Action can be looking up your subject on YouTube. Action can be making your bed or tossing out the jar of Nutella, or applying online, or making the call, or writing the note, or touring the gym, or scheduling the physical, or buying the book. Action can be smiling when you see him or taking her hand or asking questions and actively listening to the answers.
With very few exceptions, the more you do the more you get.
This includes, love, health, goodwill, friends, knowledge, appreciation, money & peace of mind.
Without action it’s Groundhog Day every day and you’re Bill Murray.
Nothing changes until something changes and YOU are in charge.
Take this very moment and commit to an action you need to take today.
2017 motto Daily disciplines create desired outcomes

#790 Don’t follow your passion

Posted by frank December - 4 - 2017 - Monday ADD COMMENTS

One of the recurring themes I hear espoused is “Follow your passion.” I think that’s crappy advice. The reality for me is this; I don’t follow my passion, I bring it. Passion comes from within. Maybe I’m a store clerk but my passion for people elevates me to a place where I am sought out by customers and relied upon by my coworkers.
One of, if not. THE greatest man of my lifetime was Martin Luther King Jr. He echoed this sentiment when he said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
Whatever it is you are doing now, bring your passion to it. Own it. Put your indelible mark upon it. Bring your own creativity to it. Be known for it. Don’t punch a clock and drift through your days dreaming about following your passion someday. Bring it today.
2017 Motto: Daily disciplines create desired outcomes.