Monday, February 24, 2020

How to Attract Terrific People

Make someone feel better about themselves when in your company.

* Be alert for any chance to praise another.
* Be fun to be with.
* Be genuinely concerned about what's going on in the life of the other.
* Suspend your agenda in the interest of the other's.
* Encourage and affirm your friend at every opportunity.
* Listen twice as much as you talk.
* Give genuine compliments, frequently. How to Attract Terrific People - by Mike Moore
* Accept the person as they are and not as you want them to be.
* Ask questions and listen to their answers.
* Be enthusiastic.
* Be a friend without conditions.

There is nothing more flattering or rare than the undivided attention of another.
It is more important to be interested than interesting.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Life’s too short to think small.

  1. Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
  2. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
  3. Be what you are. This is the first step towards becoming better than you are.
  4. Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
  5. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
  6. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
  7. Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
  8. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit

Monday, February 17, 2020

Great Decisions 2020 Topics - Prepare to Discuss the World - Forsyth County Library: Time 7:00 p.m

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program in world affairs. 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Great Decisions 2020 topics include:

Forsyth County Library: Time 7:00 p.m 

* January 29: Climate Change and the Global Order
* February 5: India and Pakistan
* February 12: Red Sea Security: 
* February 19: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
* February 26: U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
* March 4: China's Road into Latin America
* March 11: The Philippines and the U.S.
* March 18: Artificial Intelligence and Data

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Everyday Quotes

  1. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~ Arthur Ashe
  2. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein
  4. Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris
  5. For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  6. Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius
  7. Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplify, simplify. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  8. Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.” ~ Lao
  9. If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~ Olin Miller
  10. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  11. A good system shortens the road to the goal. ~ Orison Swett Marden
  12. The best way to get something done is to begin. ~ Author Unknown
  13. The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have, the more free you are. ~ Mother Teresa
  14. Organize your life around your dreams, and watch them come true.
  15. Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision. ~ Paul Wellstone
  16. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  17. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ~ Anatole France
  18. Keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~ Dinah Craik
  19. You'll never get organized if you don’t have a vision for your life. ~ Linda Eubanks
  20. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~ Francis of Assisi
  21. First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. ~ Napoleon Hill
  22. You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are. ~ C.J. Hayden
  23. It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot
  24. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin
  25. Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~ Carl Sandburg
  26. The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts; it gives you what you demand with your actions. ~ Steve Maraboli
  27. Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self. ~ Eleanor Brownn
  28. Joy is not in things; it is in us. ~ Richard Wagner