THIS WEEK’S THEME: WINNING
This Friday, I will be in the National Raw (without wraps or similar items) Deadlift Competition for my category (Men, 65 to 69, weighing 198 or a little less). So this week’s theme comes from Chapter 52 – “Winning” from my book.
But I didn’t select the theme because I expect to win in my category, although at my age I am often the only one who shows up. I selected the theme because in my book, I start this chapter’s narrative with the sentence, “You will never ever be extraordinary until you stop being concerned with becoming a winner …”
I can’t recall the gang that said this to me years ago, when I expressed my doubts as to my being up to their standards, but I do recall what I was told. You don’t have to win; you just have to fight.
Strange, where good advice comes from and the circumstances that bring it forth, but good advice is good advice period. I long since modified that last line to say, “You just have to try.”
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be” by Paul Arden is one of the most easy to read books I have come across, and it makes a strong case in my opinion for trying–you just may succeed. I will say one thing for certain, if you don’t try; you will definitely not succeed.
If you are at all interested in being extraordinary, this super easy and fun to read book will help you. I have read and reviewed it many times.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I think Bedazzled is a fantastic film and I urge you to watch it and find out for yourself how this film relates to this week’s theme.
I took my own advice and watched last week’s film recommendation again and each time I see this film I become more and more impressed with it for so many reasons. You should check this film out.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
“What good is being the best,
if it brings out the worst in you.”
Source: Rodney Dangerfield
I couldn’t have more respect for anyone than this guy who always claimed, “I don’t get no respect.”
THIS WEEK’S POLL
RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON SEEING AND HEARING
It seems that a third of us question what we see and are told. If you wish more details, you can scroll down to last week’s post and view the complete results.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Sam was about to lose his small business, so she went to the church and prayed to win the lotto; but didn’t win.
The next day he was about to lose both his business and his car, so he went to the church and prayed he would win the lotto; but he still didn’t win.
On the third day, he was about to lose his business, his car and his house and prayed that he would win the lotto.
Suddenly he was surrounded by a blinding white light, and he heard the booming voice of God declare, “Hey, you have to meet me half way and at least buy a ticket.”
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