When adversity, failure, and heartache are part of my day, the first reaction is not, “Oh, great! These are the seeds of opportunity to learn and grow.”
Yet, the definition of opportunity is:
When the situation is right for you to do something you’re interested in doing, you have the opportunity to do it. The word comes from the Latin phrase, ob portum veniens “coming toward a port” which refers to a favorable wind blowing ships into the harbor. Think of an opportunity as something a good wind blew your way.
When problems raise their ugly, fire-breathing, dragon heads, I’d much rather gather up the black balloons, invite some whiners, crawl off into a cave to lick my wounds, and throw a grand ‘Pity Party’ — all for me.
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“The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.”
― Albert Einstein
And… the best way to do that is by using the Magic of Three.
The blue hyperlink, above, is an excellent explanation of why this is true.
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Generally, I write at a PG-13 level — for minds of an impressionable age.
However, this article is intended, only, for mature audiences.
My definition of that, for this conversation, is anything north of 30 years old. By the age of thirty, we have gained a wealth of education and experience. We have been suckered into believing things that, simply, were not true — by people who intentionally wanted to cause harm. And, we have, probably, been betrayed at least once.
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When I hear someone use the word try in a sentence, I cringe. Because I know, for a fact, they are more interested in the talk than they are living the walk.
Accordingly, it’s another humor Kim moment. In support of the above statement, take a pen into your hand. Now, try to drop it. See my point? You’re either going to hang onto it — or, you’re going to drop it.
There’s no “try” to it.
Here’s another example — the word maybe. Those people, who refuse to make a decision, end up high-centering on the fork-in-the-road. Look at the word closer: ma-Y-be. See the fork-in-the-road? The people who are fond of maybe are reluctant to choose — left, or right, at Oak Street.
To encourage us to, always, make a decision, look at ma-Y-be, again.
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The secret to getting things done is to ask, “Who is going to do What by When?”
An even greater mystery to doing the right things is to know, “Why and How!”
There’s a story about a Montana rancher that goes something like this —
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From Upset To Ecstatic
Is anything bothering you – right now?
Are you uptight about any event, thing, or individual — who has caused you grief?
For most of us, the answer is, “Oh, let me count the ways!”
Yet — there is a secret to calming ourselves.
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