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Life Goes On

Ray’s Daily

June 4, 2021

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Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt

Each of us has the rest of our lives ahead. It is up to us to make them as good as possible. Some os may just go with the flow and not take any intiatives make the days ahead special.

Recently I got the following from Joe Gordon that suggests how we can take our life’s boat to some amazing places.

11 Leadership / Life Lessons

The Oar

1.       The oar is the symbol of strength. It’s the only thing that can take you from where you are to where you want to go. The great thing about the oar is you determine whether you put in the water or whether you take it out.

2.       If you don’t think you can, nobody will get you there. If you think you can, you can get around others who think you can… and then you can.

3.       There’s good things and hard things to get through. There’s no bad things. Only opportunistic situations.

The Boat

1.       The bigger your boat is the farther you can go. The more you give, and the more you serve, and the more you sacrifice the bigger your boat is going to get. Little boats sink in storms. Big boats float. Not only do they float, big boats take people farther.

2.       If you’re not willing to sacrifice for what you want, whoever is going to sacrifice more is going to get there. Someone who wants it more is going to pass you on the way to getting there.

3.       If you want to go far in life, make your life not about you. Make it about other people. Make it about serving and giving.

The Compass

1.       If you want to be extraordinary, you have to get around the extraordinary people. Who better to teach you about being extraordinary than the extraordinary.

2.       You can’t see the future but you row in the present. You can’t control the future but you can control aspects of the present.

Closing Thoughts

1.       The Row The Boat lifestyle is about never giving up and not allowing the circumstance to dictate your behavior.

2.       It’s finding a way to think optimistically about everything.

3.       Trained behavior becomes boring habits. Boring habits become elite instinct. The elite get to the elite instinct. The average stop in the boring habits because they lose interest.

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Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless.

Maxime Lagacé

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Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on gurneys next to each other outside the operating room.

The first kid leans over and asks, “What are you in here for?”

The second kid says, “I’m in here to get my tonsils out and I’m a little nervous.”

The first kid says, “You’ve got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four. They put you to sleep, and when you wake up they give you lots of Jell-O and ice cream. It’s a breeze.”

The second kid then asks, “What are you here for?”

The first kid says,” A circumcision.”

The second kid says, “Whoa, Good luck buddy! I had that done when I was born. Couldn’t walk for a year.”

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Keep running after a dog and he will never bite you.

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THE TOP 29 REASONS DOGS DON’T USE COMPUTERS. YET.

20. Can’t stick their heads out of Windows XP.

19. Fetch command not available on all platforms.

18. Hard to read the monitor with your head cocked to one side.

17. Too difficult to “mark” every website they visit.

16. Can’t help attacking the screen when they hear “You’ve Got Mail.”

15. Fire hydrant icon is very frustrating.

14. Involuntary tail wagging is dead giveaway they’re browsing http://www.pethouse.com instead of working.

13. Keep bruising noses trying to catch that MPEG Frisbee.

12. Not at all fooled by Chuckwagon Screen Saver

11. Still trying to come up with an “emoticon” that signifies tail-wagging.

10. Oh, but they WILL… with the introduction of the Microsoft Opposable Thumb.

9. Three words: Carpal Paw Syndrome.

8. ‘Cause dogs ain’t GEEKS! Now, cats, on the other hand…

7. Barking in next cube keeps activating YOUR voice recognition software.

6. SmellU-SmellMe still in beta test.

5. SIT and STAY were hard enough, GREP and AWK are out of the question!

4. Saliva-coated mouse gets mighty difficult to maneuver.

3. Annoyed by lack of newsgroup.alt.pictures.master’s.leg.

2. Butt-sniffing more direct and less deceiving than online chat rooms.

and the Number 1 Reason Dogs Do Not Use Computers..

1. TrO{gO BOW DsA[M,bN WOW HyAqR4tDc TgrOo TgYPmE WeIjTyH P;AzWqS,RUFF.

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Don’t think of it as getting hot flashes.

Think of it as your inner child playing with matches.

~~~

Late one night, I stopped at one of those 24-hour gas station mini-marts to get myself a fresh-brewed cup of coffee. When I picked up the pot, I could not help noticing that the brew was as black as asphalt and just about as thick.

“How old is the coffee you have here”? I asked the woman who was standing behind the store counter.

She shrugged.

“I don’t know. I’ve only been working here two weeks.”

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The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Chinese proverb

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A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop pretty high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence. However, the next morning the kangaroo was out again, just roaming around the zoo.

The zoo officials raised the height of the fence to twenty feet. Again, however, the next morning the kangaroo was again roaming around the zoo.

This kept on, night after night, until the fence was sixty feet high. Finally, the camel in the next enclosure asked the kangaroo, “How high do you think they’ll go?”

The kangaroo said, “Oh, about a thousand feet, I think… unless somebody remembers to lock the gate at night!”

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When men send flowers for no reason, there’s a reason.

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An efficiency expert, called into a company to find out why they were losing money, stopped one man and asked him what he did.  

“Nothing,” said the employee.  

The expert turned to another man standing nearby and asked him what he did.  

“Nothing,” was his reply.  

“Oh,” said the efficiency expert, “too much duplication.”  

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Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live.

Naval Ravikant

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Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.

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