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Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Post by Henry K. Lee » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:00 am

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Post by jiminbartow » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:53 am

I worked for my Father for 37 years in a family business that we sold in 2014, so now I am retired. I started working for him after 4 1/2 years in the Marine Corps so I always had a can do attitude. For the entire time I worked for him, whenever I would present him with a groundbreaking idea, he would invariably and reflexively tell me why it could not be done before even giving it any consideration. I would always tell him: “Don’t tell a Marine why something can’t be done, tell me how it can be done”. When we sold the company, it was sold for much less than it would have been sold for had it been more successful, which I knew it was capable of, had we been more bold in our vision. There is no telling where our little company would have ended up, had my Father been a can do type of President rather than a can’t do type. Unfortunately, as bad as it sounds, I ended up losing respect for him and started to think of him as a coward. Jim Patrick
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Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Post by Dropacent » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:04 am

Thanks for the positive message, Henry. As for the first response, sheeesh! Didn’t work on him.


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Post by Dropacent » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:14 am

I’ve tried to live by these. I especially like the last quote.
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Post by John Dow » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:27 am

Never trust a smiling dog. W.C. Fields


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Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Post by Tmodelt » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:13 pm

I used to live by the adage:

"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach".

Of course that was before I became a "Training Instructor". HA! I can teach you 100 how not to accomplish the task because I have already attempted those 100.

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Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Post by Mark Nunn » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 pm

I think of this as a positive, "when the going gets tough..." statement. "The sight of the gallows wonderfully concentrates the mind." Samuel Johnson ca.1750


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Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Post by RxGPoblet » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:50 pm

For me, there is nothing like the satisfaction of fixing something that most other people these days probably would have just discarded and gone out and bought a new one. I've got to make the attempt to fix the old one first. It's in my blood. If I spend fifty bucks on parts and twenty bucks on a tool I need to do the job and save the one hundred dollars it would have cost to have it fixed or to buy a new one its like getting thirty dollars free to spend as I want and new tools to boot. Win-win. And I get to tear something apart to see how it works. win-win-win. Nothing is every broken. It just hasn't been fixed yet.

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Post by Marv K » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:02 pm

"Success comes in cans. Failure comes in can'ts."

"To make money jingle in pocket - Shake a leg!"

"There is no exception to the rule that everyone wants to be an exception to the rule."

"Tact is the ability to step on someone's toes without harming the shine."
"Let's Figgur it owt!" Just fix it (right), and make it work.....
Aah-OO-Gah! (and), "Happy T-ing!"

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Post by TRDxB2 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:53 pm

Yogi Berra's Yogiisms to reflect upon and laugh
“Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.”
“I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.”
“If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be. ”
“It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
“Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.”
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”
“If I didn't wake up, I'd still be sleeping.”
“The future ain't what it used to be.”
“I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.”
“Nobody comes here anymore, its too crowded”
“He must have made that before he died.”
“We made too many wrong mistakes”
“You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what's left.”
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore”
“Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.”
“Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.”
“Its getting late early”
“I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”
“Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”
“Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”
“It ain't the heat, it's the humility.”
“If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.”
“90% of the game is half mental.”
“75% of baseball is mental the other half is physical”
“I never said most of the things I said.”
“Okay you guys, pair up in threes!”
“Deja Vu All Over Again”
“I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”
“I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win, somebody's gotta lose. Just don't fight about it. Just try to get better.”
“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
“When you come to a fork in the road take it”
“No matter where you go, there you are,”
“We're lost, but we're making good time.”
“It's not too far; it just seems like it is.”
“You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.”
“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”
“You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.”
“If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.”
“Boy, Whitey, I hope I never see my name up there. (To Whitey Ford during scoreboard tribute on opening day to recently deceased Yankees)
“Pitching always beats batting — and vice-versa.”
“If the fans don’t wanna come out to the ballpark, no one can stop ‘em. ”

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Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Post by TRDxB2 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:00 pm

YODA Master Jedi quotes
"Do or do not. There is no try."
"The greatest teacher, failure is."
"Pass on what you have learned."

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Post by perry kete » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:30 pm

My father used to always say "When it gets too tuff for everyone else it's just right for 'ol Harry!" That my friends has helped me get through some very tuff times!
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Post by TWrenn » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:31 am

Back when I was the Facilities Manager at a local school, I was thrust into one challenge after another.
I loved it. Most of 'em anyway. The challenge of also dealing with the public was probably the worst!
But one thing it taught me, was to never back down from a challenge. Still don't. I don't like losing.
I lived pretty much by Edison's 3rd and 4th quote submitted by "the other Tim"!! Thanks Henry and Tim!!


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Post by jiminbartow » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:39 pm

Those who are afraid to try, are afraid to lose. Those who are afraid to lose, are afraid of life. True advances are made by those bold enough to embrace life and it’s uncertainties. During his time, Babe Ruth held the record for home runs. He also held the record for strikeouts. You can’t reach the top without trying. Jim Patrick


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Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Post by Jeff Hood » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:02 pm

"You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough."

"Be what you is, 'cause if you be what you ain't, you ain't what you is."

My Great Grandmother had what looked like a page from a book (appears to be a page number in the corner) in a frame. I think it is part of a poem, but there is no author noted. I have always remembered it. It said;

"Somebody said that it couldn't be done. But He, with a chuckle, replied that maybe it couldn't, but He would be one who wouldn't say so until he tried. If He worried, he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done, and He did it.

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