February 13, 2020
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
Ever since I was a young guy I have often found myself challenged to do what I did not think I could do. Usually I had no opportunity not to try. The fact that I almost always succeededdoing what needed to be done turned out to be a great gift.
When I was 15 and in a technical institute with second world war veterans I did well. It was the same when I was in the navy and during my career in the computer industry. All my life I was given chances to do more than I knew I could and usually did whatever it was.
Bottom line has been overcoming any fear of failure resulted in my confidence that I at least should try to do what needed to be done.
Carefully examining a display in the drugstore, a man asked the pharmacist, ‘Do you really guarantee this hair-restorer?’
The pharmacist responded, ‘Better than that, sir. We give a comb with every bottle.’
Wouldn’t you love to have that kind of confidence?
One man quipped, ‘When it comes to believing in myself, I’m an agnostic.’
One of the greatest problems many people experience is lack of confidence. Some don’t believe in their ability to speak in public, others are afraid to try something they’ve never done before, and still others do not have the confidence to overcome their shyness.
Do you know that you can become more confident? One effective technique is to learn to do what you’re afraid to do.
I led a seminar a few years ago where I asked for three volunteers to speak to the group the next day. One young woman named Judy was the first to raise her hand. She explained to me later why she did so: ‘When you asked for three volunteers,’ Judy said, ‘I felt a knot of fear in my stomach. I’ve never done anything like this before and I’ve never really believed I could. But the fear was telling me something,’ she continued. ‘So because I felt so anxious, I decided that this was something I had to do. But I must to tell you, I’m terrified!’
She made up her mind to do that which she was afraid to do. And the following day, Judy’s five-minute talk was superb! She was honest and genuine, speaking right from her heart. Now she is more confident about her ability to speak in public.
People who are confident have choices. People who are fearful too often avoid much of life because they are afraid to venture into unknown territory.
Jim Loehr said, ‘With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.’
When you make what you’re afraid to do what you choose to do, you will soon have the confidence to do whatever you choose!
Written by Steve Goodier
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
He said: When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the truck, the car, fishing, Always something more important to me.
Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a few minutes. When I came out again I handed her a toothbrush.
“When you finish cutting the grass,” I said, “you might as well sweep the sidewalk.”
The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.
If a turtle loses his shell, is he naked or homeless?
10 LAWS OF COMPUTING
- When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.
- When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it’s probably obsolete.
- The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you’d least expect to find it.
- When the going gets tough, upgrade.
- For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.
- To err is human…to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, it’s downright natural.
- He who laughs last, probably has a back-up.
- The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions.
- A complex system that doesn’t work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.
- A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.
“Someone’s boring me. I think it’s me.”
Quotes From Steven Wright
– “Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.”
– “Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.”
– “When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.”
– “I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.”
– “For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.”
– “The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.”
– “Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time.”
– “If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?”
– “I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don’t know what to feed it.”
– “What happens if you get scared half to death twice?”
– “Boycott shampoo! Demand REAL poo!”
– “I intend to live forever – so far, so good.”
– “Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.”
“In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.”
Pliny the Elder
Little Johnny and his friend were always boasting of their parents’ achievements to each other.
Friend: ‘Have you ever heard of the Suez Canal?’
Little Johnny: ‘Yes, I have’
Friend: ‘Well, my father dug it.’
Little Johnny: ‘That’s nothing, have you ever heard of Dead Sea?’
Friend: ‘Yes, I have.’
Little Johnny: ‘Well, my father killed it.
“My Dog Can Lick Anyone”
She wrote: My husband Jeff and I incurred several problems while assembling our new computer system, so we called the help desk. The man on the phone started to talk to Jeff in computer jargon, which confused us even more.
“Sir,” my husband politely said, “please explain what I should do as if I were a four-year-old.” “Okay,” the computer technician replied. “Son, could you please put your mommy on the phone?”
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
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