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The Next Big Thing May Be Little Things

The Next Big Thing May Be Little Things

The next big thing could make you rich. But little things you do, or can do, have more power.

It may take years to become an overnight success. If it does, so what?

Patience is a virtue. Urgency should not be confused with haste.

Good things come to those who wait. Those who give up always fail.

If you can believe it, you can achieve it. But remember, an oceanfront home in Nebraska will never happen.

We’ve all heard these various pearls of wisdom, or some variation of them, throughout our lives. As a package, they motivate many successful people. They also distract unsuccessful people, because those people will never believe them.

With some luck, one can get rich quickly. Most people who do get rich, however, do so a dollar at a time, over time. They treasure the journey as much as the reward.

Others, however, can never see themselves as wealthy. They see their journey as drudgery. They do things because they have to, or are forced to, and don’t, or won’t, see any other way. For them, the “good life” happens on weekends, holidays and vacations – presuming they have jobs that give them such time off. They look forward to the day they will not have to work anymore.

Those who get rich slowly do things that will get them to success. They will keep doing them consistently until they die. They take pleasure in the tasks. They do today what others won’t, so they can do tomorrow what others can’t. They are confident that if they have something good and rewarding, and stay with it, they will prosper. Some may get there faster, and faster may look better. But if success comes later, will you beat yourself up because it took so long, or will you bask in the reward that was a long time coming?


Attitude trumps circumstances on the way to success. Poker players, in a fair game, never know what hand they will be dealt. They take their hand, and make decisions accordingly. The decisions determine success, not the hand. Good decisions, over time, will build success.

Setbacks and failings will come. But setbacks and failings don’t equate to failure. Decisions after setbacks and failings will determine success. Successful people see setbacks and failings as rocks in the road, meant to be moved, climbed over or driven around. They see setbacks and failings as tools to success. Truly successful people may climb over rocks, but won’t deliberately step on anyone’s toes. Successful people may create difficulties for themselves. But if they create havoc for others in the process, the success is tainted.

Misery loves company. Successful people spend little time with, or avoid entirely, miserable company. They look to associate with those who inspire them, not conspire against them.

Success has many different definitions, not just a monetary one. Remember that if it is to be, it is up to me. Keep doing the little things you do, or can do, while you wait for the next big thing.…

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Help Break The Worry-Wart Habit

Help Break The Worry-Wart Habit

Are you a worry wart? Do you constantly fret and stew about everything, especially your job or your health?

Worry is one of the big hazards to better health, so most doctors advise ways to get rid of it, if possible. It is bad for both mental health and physical health as well. I am no doctor, but I do have some ideas, especially if you own your own business. Worrying puts you in the worst possible position to find a way to a solution.

Worrying will never get you where you want to go. It won’t help find a right solution for the problem. Worrying won’t help you to prepare if the worst comes, but it can create or even enhance the problem. FACT: Worry will create negative energy.

Worry is considered to be the sewer of the unknown. Don’t lower yourself to it, but rather expect the best and trust that all is for the good. Positive feelings always overshadow worries. Focus yourself to helping others.

Activity helps and that is one of the pieces of advice given. Get out and do something. Take a walk, sweep and mop the floor, wash the car, go and treat yourself to a soda or something outside of the house. Make a visual and environment change, a constructive change. Concentrate on the opposite of the subject you are worrying about. Think of all the good possibilities. Make a list of all the benefits available.

There is a lot to be said about what you eat. You need a balanced diet – get the emphasis, NEED! My doctor says this is about the biggest mental and physical health thing you can do. Today, most foods have labels of what the content of the food really is.

There are many more examples of a worrier.

A� The health worrier,

A� the student that has the fear of failure,

A� the driver that worries about being in an accident,

A� the victim of a bully

A� The health worrier constantly goes in for the medical check-up, just to see if there is anything wrong.

A� etc.

We have identified a few of the worriers, but now let us discuss the why!

A� The food,

A� The environment we live in,

A� Job performance – stable or dead-end,

A� is the job hazardous,

A� the skills needed,

A� the student that feels they don’t have the mental capacity to digest the material given

A� etc.

Looking at this a bit different, if you worry about something, maybe you can catch the error, or the failure before it happens or if things are going well, there must be something you either missed or omitted.

Worry Too Much?

Be literal to justify worry. If you are out for a walk and come face-to-face with a vicious dog, yes, there is something to worry about. The difference is this type of worry is very seldom and the time element is very short.

So, are we worrying too much?

It depends on what it is and why!

A� Worried about the health of a loved one, get the facts and face it literally.

A� Your job – ask for a short meeting with the boss.

A� Find something else.

A� Your school grades – talk with the teachers – extra credit?

A� Real or imagined?

A� Etc.

1. Make a list and identify each one, important ones first.

2. Analyze your list and determine if it is “productive” or “unproductive”, real or imagined

a. Put the list in order, productive first, then unproductive. Be specific.

i. Productive is something you can do something to correct it immediately.

ii. Unproductive you have no control anyhow, i.e. rough flying weather. Be honest, is there actually something you can do to calm the weather?

Good Luck,

Roy Curtis…

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Turning Old Habits Into New Lifestyles

Turning Old Habits Into New Lifestyles

I think everyone is fully aware that in order to stay healthy, you must eat a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise as well as not participating in unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive drinking but why are we as a nation still so unhealthy and overweight? If we know what we should be doing, why do we continue to abuse our bodies as though we will live forever? I firmly believe that this country is in serious denial about our health. Not only do we participate in the most unhealthy lifestyles than anywhere else in the world, but we also do not have a healthcare system that will take care of us when we become sick.

The key to becoming healthier and living longer is no big secret. The reason why so many of us are on this self-destructive path to six feet under is because of the eating habits we adopted for ourselves early on in our lives. I’m not saying that parents are to blame. Sometimes even with good intentions, things go very wrong.

So, how do we turn an old habit into a new lifestyle and new habits? Do we go in and throw away all the bad stuff and start fresh with all healthy foods and live happily ever after? I think you know the answer to that. Those tactics do not work and you probably know that by experience.

Your old habits didn’t just manifest overnight so the new habits cannot do so either. For a new habit to become long-term, you must start slowly. Your long-term healthy eating plan will take time to develop and by introducing new foods and new lifestyles into your daily regimen should start just one thing. For your diet, introduce one new food to your diet every three days. For your fitness regimen, start with something small like walking 30 minutes a day. It has to be something you can easily do that won’t take up too much time or cause you say it’s too hard and give up. You’re not trying to enter a world championship here, you’re just trying to adopt a new habit. Experts say that it only takes 23 days to develop a habit but I always give it 30 days to be on the safe side. After thirty days, you can begin to be a little more creative with yourself and what you can do.

You’ll find that you are eating healthier and exercising more than you’ve ever done in your life and it won’t be a shock to the system. From there, you just keep adding to the regimen and it will be easier because you have already put the habits in place.

It’s not hard, it just takes a commitment to yourself for better health and a longer life.…