At the races

Motivational Quotes

Here are some of the motivational quotes that have kept my spirits up and encouraged me over the years.

 

two things kept me going - john f kennedy-1280w

There are two things that have kept me going: The love of my family and country. And free Shake Days at In-N-Out.

– John F. Kennedy

 

when two roads diverge-1280w

When two roads diverge, choose the drive-thru and check your order before you leave.

– Robert Frost

 

the most difficult thing is the decision-crop-1280w

The most difficult thing is the decision to decide. The rest is peanut butter and jelly on toast.

– Amelia Earhart

 

avoid the heard-crop

Avoid the heard. Make your own mark. Then sell out and cash in.

-Galileo

 

keep going round and round-crop-935w

Keep going. Round and round. No matter how long it takes. Round and round. Round and round. And don’t wretch on the people below you.

– Socrates

 

store away your anger-1017w

Store away your anger, your regret, and your disappointment. Put it away. Then bring it out when they least expect it, and make them pay.

– Claudius

 

 

4 Negative Attitudes of Super Successful People

They say you should think positive, and they are probably right, but sometimes people are wildly successful while maintaining a bad attitude. Here are various top achievers and their negative attitudes.

Sid, Fortune 500 CEO/ Sullen

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-Business Bob, Llanrwst 7401446554
Courtesy National Library of Wales

Sid is a CEO who led his company to $100 billion in sales while remaining sullen the whole time. He opens stock report updates by sighing loudly and talking under his breath.

Jane, Brain Surgeon/ Pessimism

Courtesy Internet Archive
Courtesy Internet Archive

Jane never thinks she is going to have a successful surgery. Despite her stellar record of success, she regularly tells the other doctors, “this is the day my streak ends.”

Ted, Major League Pitcher/ Suspicious

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

Ted has won two World Series and earns millions of dollars. So why does he believe everyone in the locker room is ripping off his stuff?

Betty, Hedge Fund Manager/ Negative Thoughts About Past

Courtesy Internet Archive
Courtesy Internet Archive

Betty was responsible for creating a new class of tech hedge funds that have created billions in new revenue for her firm. Yet she spends the ride home mumbling to her driver that she hates her father.

Bad attitudes won’t keep you from getting to the top. You just may not enjoy the rewards as much.

 

How To Tell If Nobody Likes You

What’s the matter? You don’t think anybody likes you? You may be right. Here are some clear signs.

 

People move out of the city you live in to avoid you.

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

 

 

The lady giving free samples at the grocery store smacks your hand when you reach for a piece of salami on a toothpick.

Nantucket Historical Society
Nantucket Historical Society

 

 

Each of your exes is asking for $10,000,000 due to pain and suffering.

Courtesy SMU Central University Libraries via Flickr Commons
Courtesy SMU Central University Libraries via Flickr Commons

 

 

You get a penalty in your adult hockey league, and you haven’t even been on the ice yet.

Courtesy Internet Archive
Courtesy Internet Archive

 

Your kids go away to college and never come back.

Courtesy Library of Congress via Flickr Commons
Courtesy Library of Congress via Flickr Commons

 

 

Your dog has moved in with the neighbors.

proc-unsplash-88-2zlxfmbycli-yamon-figurs----dog-bulldog
Courtesy Unsplash

 

 

You invite people to your birthday party, and the only people to show up are strangers who saw it on Craigslist and came to rob you.

04317v----loc--merry making on the regents birthday--drinking--drunk--alcohol
Courtesy Internet Archive

 

Things You Should Do Tonight To Start Tomorrow With A Bang

crazy eyes joe

Start tomorrow with energy and zest by doing these things tonight!

  1. Trim your nose hair with a hot curling iron.
  2. Lift 20 pound barbells over your head and shout, “Screw you, Kardashians!”
  3. Take the orange juice out of the fridge and pour it down your pants.
  4. Make toast, and throw them like Frisbees at the spiders on the ceiling in the basement.
  5. Pour out all the medicine bottles in the bathroom and fill them with Skittles.
  6. Snap your head back and gargle a spicy pumpkin latte.
  7. Run to  the neighbors house and stand outside and yodel.

Now you are cooking. Get up and go get ’em, tiger.

 

 

7 Things Successful People Do Every Morning

Compare these 7 things successful people do every morning with what you do. See any difference? Okay, then. Start tomorrow incorporating these habits as soon as you wake up.

 

Rotate Tires on Car

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-[Gwasanaeth adnewyddu hen deiars y Bangor Tyre Service, Brynllwyd, Bangor 19363299169
Courtesy National Library of Wales via Flickr Commons

 

Reflect on Plots of Sitcoms Watched Night Before

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-William Bulkeley Hughes MP (1797-1882) 6719193147
Courtesy National Library of Wales via Flickr Commons

 

Resurrect Plans for A Heavy Metal Harp Band

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-Wilfred Hughes, craftsman and harp restorer from Fron Lledrod, Llansilin, at work 12989393955
Courtesy National Library of Wales via Flickr Commons

 

Open Petting Zoo for Twins Only

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-Welsh Black cattle bred by Joseph Evans, Tyndomen, Tregaron 15867815844
Courtesy National Library of Wales via Flickr Commons

 

Call Mother and Wonder She Meant By That Comment

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-Tom Nun Nun 6979193011
Courtesy National Library of Wales via Flickr Commons

 

Reflect on 10, 25, 60, 240, 500, and 7000-Minute Goals

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-The last of the old candlemakers (Davies) 7975986498
Courtesy National Library of Wales via Flickr Commons

 

Run Through Town Singing Spice Girl Hits

man-men-guy-national library of wales-fc-Swansea Town Football Club 20740154461
Courtesy National Library of Wales via Flickr Commons

7 Characteristics of the Super Successful

Everybody wants to be a success but nobody tells them how to do it. Worry no more, friend, here are 7 characteristics every super successful person has.

Plenty of Sleep

1280w-unsplash-5tniytqs68e-lechon-kirb-driving-tired-sleep-driving-man-truck
Courtesy Lechon Kirb via Unsplash

Super successful people get plenty of sleep. Bob Hope used to nap for 5 minutes in the middle of the day, often while filming a scene for one of his movies.

 

Back To Nature

unsplash- running wolf coyote image_007
Courtesy Unsplash

Successful people get out of the house and take refreshing walks in the woods, communing with nature. Just last week a successful person ran 3 miles in nature, a large brown bear chasing him the whole way.

 

Fit and Healthy

pd - health - surgery - medical - injury - Image from page 78 of [Manual of surgical bandages, devices and dressings (1859) 14802514513

You can’t be successful if you are always sideline with injuries. Tape it up and get back in the game, you wuss.

 

Works Well With Team Members

Courtesy SMU Central University Libraries via Flickr Commons
Courtesy SMU Central University Libraries
via Flickr Commons

The swashbuckling loner hero is a romantic notion, but the truth is successful people work well with teams. It also helps to have someone to blame when things go south.

 

Stay Organized

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

If you don’t have your ducks in a row, you can never be a success. On the other hand, if you are neatness-obsessed dweeb who counts his socks, you won’t have any friends.

 

Strong Support System

Courtesy Library of Congress
Courtesy Library of Congress

Successful people have a network of loved ones and work contacts they rely on for support. They only get in trouble if their loved ones catch them in the act with their work contacts.

 

Money Wise

Courtesy Internet Archive
Courtesy Internet Archive

Successful people are careful with their money. You better be careful with your money when it took you 20 months to plan a 15-minute bank heist.

 

At the races

Spiritual Leader Streamcasts Live From Burning Man 2015

desert dance - Jessica Polar

Recently, a well-known speaker and spiritual leader closely associated with the Transcendental Meditation movement in California was streamcasting live from the 2105 Burning Man festival in northern Nevada.

She repeatedly attempted to post one video after another to Facebook using the Facebook streaming app. It didn’t go as well as expected.

“Hello everyone, I’m coming to you live from Burning Man 2015. You guys should come to Burning Man the first chance you get, this is the center of love and inclusiveness in the world and I just wanted talk about how my followers can learn……”

“Sorry guys, the Wi-Fi at Burning Man is not very strong. I think my last message got cut off and I…”

“Oh, nuts, I got cut off again. As I was saying, Burning Man is the closest thing that we have to the feeling of love and brotherhood that scenes like Woodstock and other festivals had in the 1960s, and I just want to bring back that feeling to our world today…”

“Gosh darn it, I got cut off again, I’m really sorry about that everyone, I’m really getting very frustrated about this crappy Wi-Fi here at Burning Man. I was just talking about the need for worldwide love and…”

“Dammit! Who sets up this damn Wi-Fi! I’ve had it up to here with this Wi-Fi…”

“Dammit! I got cut off again! I’m really getting tired of this lack of support for loyal Burning Man attendees like me. I mean, I’ve been coming here for years, and I deserve better technology than the crap this joke of a gathering is providing for me…”

“Oh my Lord, I got cut off again. Brothers and sisters, I’m really, really sorry about this horrific, terrible treatment I’m getting at what is supposed to be Ground Zero for love and light in the world. I’m about to make some phone calls and get someone out here to straighten this crap out…”

“For the love of all that is holy in the world, someone come out here and straighten out my Wi-Fi problems before I take this phone and throw it across the playa and hit somebody and hope to heck that gets some attention. When will I finally get some gosh dang support for this lame Wi-Fi. It is making me crazy and making me lose all of my chakra energy…”

 

7 Things Passive-Aggressive People Do

pd - mental health - psychology - mad - sad - glad - afraid - 14804691213_c7fda84f02_o-1280w

Passive aggressive people do some strange things.

1. They say they like your haircut and then shave your head while you are sleeping.

2. Sign up for every extra-curricular activity at college and then quit school.

3. Ask thirty-three girls to get married and then start a commune.

4. Buy a new Corvette and then drive an Prius.

5. Serve the ball in tennis and then play “Enter Sandman” by Metallica on their racket-guitar.

6. Run seven miles from home and then move in with the family in the nearest house they find.

7. Build a fly-trap out of an old plastic bottle and a photo of their ex.

At the races

7 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day of Their Lives

Are you as mentally strong as you could be? Review these daily habits from mentally strong people and learn how to up your mental game.

Shoot Dice

Mentally strong people practice shooting dice every morning.

Yell at the TV

Mentally strong people get ready to take on the world by yelling at the dumb antics of the local yokel morning talk show.

Call For Rain

Mentally strong people like to open the window and yell, “Rain, now, dang it all!”

Build A Rubber-Band Gun

Mentally strong people build rubber band guns so they are ready when it all goes to pot.

Popsicle Art

Mentally strong people build their creative side by making popsicle art.

7th Grade Love Letters

Mentally strong people copy out by hand love letters they have kept in a box in the closet for years.

Bottle Rocket Tank

Mentally strong people like to make tanks out of bottle rockets.

Are you working on any of these skills? If not, now is the time to start getting stronger mentally.