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Ray’s Daily

November 4, 2022


“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

I have met many successful people over the years and believe their secret has been to take advantage of what life has given them. Winners have be alert for opportunity and then do something with what they find.

Here is a story that reminds us that success is often up to ourselves.

Creating Opportunity

An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture.

An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life.

To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active. It’s to be skilled enough, confident enough, creative enough and disciplined enough to seize opportunities that present themselves . . . regardless of the economy.

A person with an enterprising attitude says, ‘Find out what you can before action is taken.’ Do your homework. Do the research. Be prepared. Be resourceful. Do all you can in preparation of what is to come.

Enterprising people always see the future in the present. Enterprising people always find a way to take advantage of a situation, not be burdened by it. And enterprising people aren’t lazy. They don’t wait for opportunities to come to them, they go after the opportunities.

Enterprise means always finding a way to keep yourself actively working toward your ambition.

Enterprise is two things. The first is creativity. You need creativity to see what’s out there and to shape it to your advantage. You need creativity to look at the world a little differently. You need creativity to take a different approach, to be different.

What goes hand-in-hand with the creativity of enterprise is the second requirement: the courage to be creative. You need courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity.

And lastly, being enterprising doesn’t just relate to the ability to make money. Being enterprising also means feeling good enough about yourself, having enough self worth to want to seek advantages and opportunities that will make a difference in your future.

By doing so you will increase your confidence, your courage, your creativity, your self-worth and your enterprising nature.

Written by Jim Rohn


“Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.”

Anthony Robbins


Boy is this true or what?

The Ranks of a Hospital


Leaps tall buildings in a single bound

Is more productive than a train

Is faster than a speeding bullet

Walks on water

Talks with God


Leaps short buildings in a single bound

Is more powerful than a switch engine

Is faster than a speeding BB

Walks on water if the sea is calm

Talks with God if special request is approved

General Practitioner:

Leaps short buildings with a running start and favorable winds

Is almost as powerful as a switch engine

Can fire a speeding bullet

Walks on water in an indoor swimming pool

Is occasionally addressed by God


Barely clears a picket fence

Loses tug-of-war with a train

Can sometimes handle a gun without inflicting self-injury

Swims well

Talks with animals


Makes high skid marks on a wall when trying to leap buildings

Is run over by a train

Is not issued ammunition

Dog paddles

Talks to walls

Medical Student:

Runs into buildings

Recognizes a train 2 out of 3 times

Wets himself with a water pistol

Cannot stay afloat without a life preserver

Mumbles to himself


Lifts buildings and walks under them

Kicks trains off the track

Catches speeding bullets with her teeth and eats them

Freezes water with a single glance

The Nurse IS God!!!!


She said: Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.


Jack, a smart businessman, talks to his son

Jack: I want you to marry a girl of my choice 

 Son: “I will choose my own bride”.

 Jack: “But the girl is Bill Gates’s daughter.”

 Son: “Well, in that case…”

 Next Jack approaches Bill Gates

 Jack: “I have a husband for your daughter.”

 Bill Gates: “But my daughter is too young to marry.”

 Jack: “But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank.”  Bill Gates : “Ah, in that case…”

 Finally Jack goes to see the president of the World Bank.

 Jack: “I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president.”

President: “But I already have more vice-presidents than I need.”

 Jack: “But this young man is Bill Gates’s son-in-law.”

 President: “Ah, in that case…..”

 This is how business is done!!


Alcohol and calculus don’t mix.  Never drink and derive.


Because so many people have heart attacks, the big, high-class casinos are now equipped with sophisticated defibrillators.  They are computer-controlled to deliver the precise level of electric shock needed to revive a heart attack victim.  That is, if you’re at a high-class casino.

At the cheaper casinos downtown, they just drag you across the carpet and touch your finger to the doorknob.


To love is to stop comparing.

Bernard Grasset Writer


In a stationery store, I quickly picked out a card for my wife for our anniversary.  The clerk was surprised by how little time it took me, and she began relating a story about another customer who spent a half-hour searching for the right anniversary greeting.

Noticing the man lingering over one card after another, the clerk went to see if she could help.  “Is there a problem?” she asked.

“Yes, there is,” he replied ruefully.  “I can’t find one my wife will believe.”


My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her …or something like that.


An Outsider in a small Alabama town around Christmas time, saw a “Nativity Scene” that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. But one small feature was all wrong: the three wise men were wearing firemen’s helmets. Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, he left. At a “Quik Stop” on the edge of town, he asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets.

She exploded into a rage, yelling, “You darn Yankees never read your Bibles!”

The Outsider assured her that he did, but simply couldn’t recall anything about firemen in the Bible. She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and rifled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage.

Sticking it in the guys face she said, “See, it says right here, ‘The three wise men came from afar.'”


 EARTH FIRST!  We’ll strip mine the other planets later.


“You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”

Warren Buffett


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

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