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Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.

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 I don’t know about you but one of my pet peeves is being around the “no” people. You know, they are the ones who spend so much time figuring out why not to do something that nothing gets done. A friend and I were talking a few weeks ago about how frustrating it is to be with people who seldom do anything worthwhile for fear that someone might not approve.

If we try to please everyone what we do will have little effect if any at all. I am at the age where I don’t have time to outlast the action procrastinators.

Of course there is always risk when you break new ground, but at least you are on new territory, a place where success is usually found. I do appreciate folks who share concerns that should be considered but I do not appreciate people who only express their concern by vetoing actions without seriously considering alternatives.

Here is an article that I think has value, do you?

Knock the “t” Off theThe “Can’t”

by: Neil Eskelin

Recently I took a sheet of paper and divided it into two columns: “Yes People,” and “No People.” Then I thought about individuals I knew and wrote their names in the appropriate column. What a shock it was to see the length of the “No” list.

These were the people who heard someone say, “You can’t do that!” and they believed it. Now they were saying, “It can’t be done!” and their negativity was affecting the lives of others.

If your friends made such a list right now, under which heading would they write your name? Do they see you as enthusiastic, affirmative and optimistic? Or do they believe you see more problems than solutions?

It’s time to knock the “t” off the “can’t.” I like the words of author Frank Hughes: “I will say this about being an optimist; even when things don’t turn out well, you are certain they will get better.”

You are only a decision away from responding with hope instead of fear, with encouragement instead of criticism, with belief instead of despair. It’s your choice!

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In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

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Infamous Quotes Of State Troopers

“So, you don’t know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?”

“Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I’m warning you not to do that again or I’ll give you yet another ticket.”

“The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or dog?”

“Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven.”

“No sir, we don’t have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas, but now we’re allowed to write as many tickets as we want.”

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Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

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A man joined a big Multi National Company as a trainee. On his first day, he dialed the pantry and shouted into the phone, “Get me a coffee, quickly!”

The voice from the other side responded, “You fool you’ve dialed the wrong extension! Do you know who you’re talking to, dumbo?”

“No,” replied the trainee.

“It’s the Managing Director of the company, you fool!”

The trainee shouted back, “And do you know who YOU are talking to, you fool?”

“No.” replied the Managing Director indignantly.

“Good!” replied the trainee and put down the phone.

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It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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Two golden-agers were discussing their husbands over tea.

“I do wish that my Elmer would stop biting his nails.  He makes me terribly nervous.”

“My Billy used to do the same thing,” the older woman replied.  “But I broke him of the habit.”

“How?”

“I hid his teeth.”

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Why do they report power outages on TV?

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The old man had died.  A wonderful funeral was in progress and the country preacher talked at length of the good traits of the deceased, what an honest man he was, and what a loving husband and kind father he was.

Finally, the widow leaned over and whispered to one of her children, “Go up there and take a look in the coffin and see if that’s your pa.”

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A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn’t.

Author Unknown

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On their 25th anniversary, a husband took his wife out to dinner. Their teenage daughters said they’d have dessert waiting for them when they returned. After they got home, they saw that the dining room table was beautifully set with china, crystal and candles, and there was a note that read: “Your dessert is in the refrigerator. We are staying with friends, so go ahead and do something we wouldn’t do!”

“I suppose,” the husband responded, “we could vacuum.”

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All generalizations are bad.

R.H. Grenier

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A big-city lawyer was representing the railroad in a lawsuit filed by an old rancher. The rancher’s prize bull was missing from the section through which the railroad passed. The rancher only wanted to be paid the fair value of the bull.

The case was scheduled to be tried before the justice of the peace in the back room of the general store.

The attorney for the railroad immediately cornered the rancher and tried to get him to settle out of court. The lawyer did his best selling job, and finally the rancher agreed to take half of what he was asking.

After the rancher had signed the release and took the check, the young lawyer couldn’t resist gloating a little over his success, telling the rancher, “You know, I hate to tell you this, old man, but I put one over on you in there. I couldn’t have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your ranch that morning. I didn’t have one witness to put on the stand. I bluffed you!”

The old rancher replied, “Well, I’ll tell you, young feller, I was a little worried about winning that case myself, because that durned bull came home this morning.”

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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