Even monkeys fall from trees. If you want to succeed, don’t be afraid to fail.
It’s OK to be afraid, but pay attention to attaining your goal instead of worrying about failing.
I used to be afraid of bunker shots. To overcome the fear, I practiced and practiced. Now I am not afraid even though I am not yet good at it, but I can at least get the ball out of the bunker. In some ways I look forward to bunker shots these days.
PERSISTENCE – Ingredient for success
Try, try and try until you feel comfortable with what you do. If one way doesn’t work, try another way. Doesn’t work? Try another way. Doesn’t work? Try another. There is no easy way to climb Mount Everest.
DISCIPLINE – Ingredient for success
I admire Olympic champions, not just because they won medals, but because they had the discipline to sacrifice other pleasurable activities in order to focus on their sports so they could be the best in the world. They spent hours a day, week after week, year after year with single mindedness to be the best, and became role models to inspire younger generations.
I have the same respect and admiration for those who didn’t win medals because they also gave their most and best even though they did not win the medals. These are the type of losers I look up to.
GLASS HALF FULL – Ingredient for happy life
Life is like a glass filled with water. Some see the glass half full. Others see the glass half empty. Who are the happy people? Half full people or half empty people? You decide.
I have become much happier after deciding to see the filled part of the glass. Also I have kept myself busy and my life meaningful, striving to fill the rest of the glass to the brim.
NO EAT. NO WEIGHT GAIN – The best dieting formula
The conservation of energy law says, ‘If you don’t eat, you don’t gain weight.’
I did not know the conservation law as a child, I knew it through observation. During the Korean War, people were thin like bamboo because they did not have enough food to eat. I was always hungry and thin. Then one day I saw, on a street, a man walking toward me. He was short but chubby. I stood on the street watching him passing by, envying him because I knew he had a plenty of food to eat.
This experience has helped me to stay within my weight. I usually stay 2 lbs under my target weight. If I see my weight creeping up toward the target weight, I eat two meals a day until it goes down to my normal. If I get really hungry, I eat some cereal or some fruit or vegetables.
This way I haven’t spent a penny on weight loss pills. Also it has shown me how much will power or self-discipline I have. I am 75 years old and find myself getting lazy. Questions like Why bother with few more pounds? Why not enjoy the remaining years without this self-discipline stuff? keep popping up in my head and tempt me to slow down. But I will continue my present way till the age 80, and then decide.
TIME moves in only ONE DIRECTION…..FORWARD
We can never go back to our past and do things over. Therefore,
Let us enjoy the present moment.
Let us do our best and give our most NOW, and accept the consequence, and say, “Whatever happens, let it be.” Or “Not my will, but your will be done.”
Let us always THINK before acting so that we will have less number of regrets.
YES, I CAN
If we type, I can. I can. I can, a hundred times and store them in our files, they will be there.
If we type, I can’t. I can’t. I can’t., a hundred times and store them, they will be there too.
Our brains are like computer files. Let us fill them with I can messages.
THINK OF A MOUNTAIN AS A MOLE HILL
What does I LOVE YOU mean?
It was during the Korean War. We had only a few days of rice left to eat. Mother and I always ate together. But one day Mother brought a bowl of rice and said, “Eat.” “What about you?” I asked. “I’ll eat later,” was her reply. Without thinking this hungry 14 year old boy shoveled the food down to his stomach. A little later I spied Mother in the kitchen. She scraped what was left over in the rice pot – less than a spoonful – and put it in her mouth and chewed slowly… Filled with remorse and helplessness, I quietly tiptoed out of the house. That memory still aches my heart. But above all, it taught me the meaning of loving someone.
Farmer had three sons
A farmer had a bumper crop in his potato farm a mile away from home. He told his three sons, “Whoever brings the most potatoes will get $3,000; the second most, $2,000; and the least $1000.” The sons were all excited. Early next morning Son A took a big basket and ran to the field, picked a basketful of potatoes back and forth, back and forth all day. He was tired after 5 trips and gave up. Son B took a wheelbarrow to haul and gave up after 8 trips. Son C watched his brothers sweat, moan and groan. He got some of his savings, went to a U-Haul agency, rented a truck, brought truck loads of potatoes without a sweat, and won $3,000.