03/06/17 – Making Your Dreams Come True

CURRENT EVENTS

Dreams

Nikos Kazantzakis, in Report to Greco, asking his grandfather’s ghost for a command.

His grandfather answered, “Reach what you can, my child.”

But Kazantzakis refused that command and asked for a more difficult command.

The ghost then thundered, “Reach for what you cannot.” (Source: Running & Being by Dr. George Sheehan

I urge all you to please don’t settle, reach for the impossible; who knows what you will accomplish.

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PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

If you are like me,

you can only dream that meditation will resolve your stress issues.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

You must have dreams and goals if you are ever going to achieve anything in this world.

Source: Lou Holtz

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Be the dream

Source: John Chaney

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SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

Never underestimate the impact you are having, you probably have a greater impact than you realize.

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Sociologists tell us that even the most introverted person will impact 10,000 people in his or her lifetime.

Source: “Developing the Leader Within You” by John Maxwell.

LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Here is an organizing tip that really works

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

Running & Being

by Dr. George Sheehan

Think this book is just about running, well you are so mistaken.

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Here are a few examples of what you will find in this book:

The clock makes every hour just an hour.  The artist, especially the poet, has always known this to be wrong.

Study the lives of those who sought . . . the meaning of the cosmos. . . . The common denominator of these people is asceticism, which comes from the Greek ascesis, meaning rigorous training, self-discipline and self-restraint.

“The next major advance in the health of the American people,” said Dr. John Knowles of the Rockefeller Foundation, “will result only from what the individual is willing to do for himself.”

Picasso. When asked, “What is art?” he replied, “What is not?”

Well, I hope from the above you get the point that this book is about far more than just running.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I saw so many movies this week that I want to share with you.  The price will be my very concise opinion of each movie.

Neighbors (1981)

This is an old film and it is so weird, but it really appealed to me.  Others of you will no doubt not care much for it.

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Mulholland Dr.

Did I say Neighbors (1981) was weird; well not all compared with Mulholland Dr.  What can I say, I have some weird tastes.

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Action, action and action; oh by the way this film has a lot of action–I didn’t have a stop watch with me, but I estimate the thinking was less than a minute

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Fist Fight

If you can get past the foul language, off beat sex, drugs and violence, this movie is pretty funny and it actually has a message.

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MUSIC OF THE WEEK

This song makes me wonder if times are really better today than back in the late 60s.  This song  hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks

Daydream Believer

The Monkees

LAST WEEK’S POLL – 2017 Academy Awards (aka Oscars)

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Did you watch the 2017 Academy Awards (aka Oscars)

60% – No

25% – Yes

15% – Portion

If you did not watch or stopped watching, it was because

60% – Boring

27% – Political Statements

13% – Pulled away from watching by other things

THIS WEEK’S POLL   Dreams

Another Dream Fine

ART OF THE WEEK

Castle of the Pyrenees

by Rene Magritte

Castle Rock

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Source: Henry David Thoreau

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Martin Luther King Jr.

When it comes to having dreams, I cannot think of anyone who tops Martin Luther King Jr.

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And remember, he said, “I have a dream.”

He did not say, “I have a good idea.”

Source: Mind Gym by Gary Mack with David Casstevens

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

BROMA DE LA SEMANA

How do Mexicans feel about Trumps Wall?

¿Cómo se siente mexicanos sobre pared de triunfos?

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Don’t worry, we will get over it.

No te preocupes, nos pondremos sobre él.

PLEASE CONSIDER 

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BLOG & FACEBOOK

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10 thoughts on “03/06/17 – Making Your Dreams Come True

  1. Hi Bill. My position is that Dreams can come true but you have to place yourself in the correct position. Remember the joke (shortened version): Man: Lord let me win the lottery. God: Meet me half way, buy a ticket.

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  2. Sociologists tell us that even the most introverted person will impact 10,000 people in his or her lifetime.

    That’s no doubt true. Especially since writers are almost always introverts, and they can affect A LOT of people!

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