You have to identify what you do not need first

you have to identify what you do not need first

The process of elimination will help you identify what you need in your life because when you eliminate everything you don’t want, everything that’s left will be good for you.

Do you want to be an acrobat? Do you want to jump out of an airplane? Do you want to be doctor? Do you want to be an actor? Do you want to travel around the world? Or do you want to travel around the world in comfort? Do you want to be a successful business owner? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you want to be loved? Do you care what other people think of your life choices?

When you’ve identified what you want, you have to ask the question. What are you prepared to give to get what you want?

That’s the important question.

If you’re paying too high a price, is it a price worth paying?

I was watching a program about Nicole Brown Simpson recently which brought about this post. The price she paid was too high, however, I don’t know at what point she realized she was going to pay the ultimate price. I wonder what she could have done to create a different ending? That’s a question we’ll never be able to answer because life doesn’t work that way.

Assumption

The majority of people will not be asked to pay that price; however, they will be asked to pay a price.

  • Anything you receive that costs you your life, dignity, freedom, or self-respect is too high a price to pay.
  • Anything you receive that costs you all your time, energy and drive is perfect as long as you’re happy to give all you’ve got.
  • If you’re only prepared to pay with some of your time, energy and drive, you can only expect to receive some of what you want.

I’ll leave you with one final thought.

Life is a balancing act, what you give to the world will be returned to you.

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Building walls will not resolve anything

China is getting another great wall.Building walls will not resolve anything, however, if you’re not on either side of the wall it can be funny to watch people talking about them.

“Threats are the last resort of a man with no vocabulary.” ~Tamora Pierce.

“Only somebody with nothing to lose can threaten without thinking.” ~Alison Shark

“Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll not get out alive anyway.” ~Elbert Hubbard.

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They are the people who are at risk of not seeing tomorrow

Who are the vulnerableLet the people who can fight go to war against the virus.

Protect everybody else as if their life is depended upon your efforts to keep them safe. In time, scientists will develop a vaccine that will allow them to protect themselves once more.

In the mean time, remember, every life is precious, and cannot be valued.

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You only have to be a positive influence on one person

self belief is a wonderful characteristic to haveSix degrees of separation. That’s the idea that we are six social connections away from any other person on the planet. Whether it’s true or not is not really important. The idea that you can influence a great number of people without moving far from home is intriguing.

That theory was postulated in the early 20th century, long before the advent of social media. I’d imagine the six degrees is now down to approx 2.5 degrees. Between Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, LinkedIn, What’s app and a myriad of other social media platforms you can be connected with somebody on the other side of the globe in a matter of minutes.

Listen to the right stuff disregard the restWith that in mind, imagine if you helped one other person to become more positive about being themselves, and they passed that lesson onto their friends. It wouldn’t be long before you’d have a world full of positive people.

The next virus that’s going to transit the world is a positive virus. It’s going to have a positive effect on everybody who catches it.

One can dream.

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Everybody will get their chance to be an essential worker

At the moment it’s the doctors, nurses, police, farmers and store workers who are at the forefront of our battle against the coronavirus.

At the moment

However, when the battle against the coronavirus is won, and it will be one of these fine days, it will be turn of everybody else who is currently waiting patiently in the background to become the essential workers and play their part in returning this world to some semblance of normality.

Just like this building, the world needs everybody’s support to survive and thrive against adversary.

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Emotions, everybody needs them to live

Emotions everybody needs themEverything worth doing in life will elicit an emotion. The strength of the emotion will tell you how involved you are in the subject. The thing to remember is, always appreciate your emotions for they’re letting you know you’re alive, but don’t let those emotions control your destiny.

The only time to make decisions is when you’re calm and can see what affect those actions will have tomorrow. I’ll leave you with a very appropriate quote.

“A bad decision made in haste will be regretted at your leisure.” ~Anon

 

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You have to share a popular opinion if you want to be popular

you have to share popular opinionThe truth may set you free, however, it will not make you popular because, the majority of people don’t want to hear the truth.

Truth or Fiction? A certain president was elected because he promised to build a wall. Britain left the European union because the British people didn’t want emigrants entering into their country. A German nation blamed their downfall on members of a certain religion. The catholic crusades was not a peaceful religious mission.

When you look at the motives behind those actions, it doesn’t necessarily make for pleasant reading, but those people believed what they did was right. They probably still do.

Which leads to this statement. If you want to win popular opinion you have to bully people in a weaker position than you are. The majority of people will agree with you because they’re grateful you’re not picking on them. Truth or fiction?

What’s a popular opinion today? The world’s Governments are doing what they can to protect their people by enforcing rules for social distancing.

What’s an unpopular opinion? The majority of people were beginning to lean towards a more equal society so the multi billionaires gathered together and devised a scheme to protect their wealth. It’s not, “who let the dogs out?” It’s “who let the virus out?”

Or are those opinions the other way round? I guess we’ll never know.

I’ll leave you with one final thought. I like the truth, however, fiction is always more interesting.

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Thought without action will drive you nowhere you want to be

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~Vince Lombardy.

you have to act

At this moment, doing nothing could be saving your life, but this time will not last. Now is the time to plan a course of action that will get you to where you want to be tomorrow.

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Capitalism, socialism and communism exists in every well balanced society

Picture yourself five years from now. Have ou lived.I believe in capitalism, the more you risk the higher your reward should be. (Time, resources & money).

I can see the benefits of socialism. Society is only as rich as its poorest person ideology. If society as a whole benefits, everybody benefits.

However, I live in a family where I believe everybody deserves an equal share of everything the family owns.

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m quite confused when I hear those terms being thrown about on television. Oh, he’s a socialist, or capitalist dog, or communism has been tried in lots of places around the world and has never succeeded.

The reason I’m confused is I believe in balance. I believe there’s a need of all three ideals in the modern world. I believe the day you label a society, you stop learning from it.

Why? Labeling people puts people in a box, however, the thing to remember is, there are no boxes. Everybody is capable of doing and being everything they can be.

When you have a well balanced society. The capitalists will be rewarded, the socialists will help them share their rewards and every family will remain communists at heart.

“Every society has a past and every society has a future when everybody works together.” ~ And yes that whispers or rather shouts of Oscar Wilde.

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It’s serious but it’s not that serious

The coronavirus is a serious disease, however, it’s not so serious that people can’t have discussions about the best way to move forward.

awful

“Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll not get out alive anyway.” ~Elbert Hubbard.

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