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Wake Up

Last night someone asked me why I started Successify! I have always had different answers to this question but none of them ever seemed to describe why I really started it or what it’s purpose is.

As I thought more about it on the drive home, these words came to mind:

“I look out and see a world full of promise and opportunity…and it is waiting.

I look around and see people full of promise and potential…but they are sleeping.”

And I realized that it was a great way to describe what I’m trying to do. I feel like we live in an amazing world where it has been proven time and time again that ANYBODY can rise up and create a fabulous and successful life.… Read the rest!

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Describing an Idiot

I had a baffling experience with a sales person this morning. I won’t go into to details but I’m sure you have had the same experience before. You are trying to explain something to them in 13 different ways and they just don’t seem to have a clue what you are talking about. After the phone call I  Googled the word “idiot” just for fun. Here is the list of terms I found to describe an idiot.

Needless to say, these amusing comments are not recommended for use in real appraisals.

“He is depriving a village somewhere of their idiot..”

“Not a born leader yet..”

“A well balanced person, has a chip on both shoulders..”

“Takes him two hours to watch sixty minutes..”

“Gargled from the fountain of knowledge..”

“If you stand close enough to him you can hear the oceans..”

“If you gave him a penny for his thoughts you’d get change..”

“If he were any more stupid he’d have to be watered twice a week..”

“Has two brains: one is lost and the other is out looking for it..”

“Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn’t coming..”

“Donated his brain to science before he was done using it..”

“A prime candidate for natural deselection..”

“A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on..”

“If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he’s the other one..”

“When his IQ reaches 50 he should sell..”

“He has a knack for making strangers immediately..”

“He would argue with a signpost..”

“I would like to go hunting with him sometime..”

“He doesn’t have ulcers but he’s a carrier..”

“Got a full six-pack but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together..”

“I would not allow this employee to breed..”

“His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity..”

“This person has delusions of adequacy..”

“Since my last report, he has reached rockbottom, and has started to dig..”

“Sets low standards and consistently fails to achieve them..”

“Has the wisdom of youth and the energy of old age..”

“Works well under constant supervision and when cornered like a rat in a trap..”

“You are on the crest of a slump.”

“The lights are on but nobody’s at home..”

“The wheel is turning but the hamster is dead..”

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45 Instructions for Life

     Everybody has advice to give about life. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we don’t. The advice we give comes from our own personal experiences. One of your friends may tell you to try a certain restaurant because the service is amazing, while another friend may tell you to avoid the same restaurant because the food is bad. Either way, the restaurant is what it is, but different people experience in a different way.

I found this list through StumbleUpon this morning and thought it had some good advice. I’m not saying that these are the definitive instructions for a good life but I think anyone who incorporated these would be the type of person we would all love to be around. Enjoy!

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
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15 Tips for Waking Up Early

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
– Aristotle

Let me first start by saying that waking up early has been a great benefit in my life. I wake up at 4:30am almost every day! (Sometimes I sleep in until 6:00)

I love waking up early because it is the time of the day when no one else is awake or demands my attention. It is my time to do whatever I want. I can work out, read, plan out my day, or even just check my e-mail. I get to do these things before the day officially begins. Being able to maximize my free time doing things has made all the difference to my quality of life.… Read the rest!

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76 Quotes to Make You Think

I found this list of quotes this morning on Dudye.com and I thought they were great to share. Remember, they are just interesting words unless we use them to take action!
1. “I paint very large pictures. I realize that historically the function of painting large pictures is painting something very grandiose and pompous. The reason I paint them, however – I think it applies to other painters I know – is precisely because I want to be very intimate and human. To paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience. However you paint the larger picture, you are in it.”Mark Rothko
2. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
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