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Bit of Happy #136: A World With No Passion?

5 Apr

“Without passion, you don’t have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.”
-Donald Trump

Don’t assume from today’s quote that I’m a huge Donald Trump fan, but I must say this statement has a lot of power. Without passion, without a drive to succeed, nothing great will come out of the effort put forth. In fact, there will be no true effort because there lies an unwillingness to put any amount of substantial energy into the task at hand.

I think it is important to take a step back in life and realize what you are truly passionate about. If it’s about helping others, go out in the world and use that as your driving force to accomplish something great. If it’s about caring for animals, wake up every morning and energize yourself with how you will make that a reality. If it’s about making the world more beautiful, take that dream as your daily motivation to change what is gray and bland into something colorful and bright.

Anyone who matches passion with an undeniable energy to accomplish something great in life has the ability to make a difference. Acquire these qualities and practice them each day. Never lose sight of your dreams, and from there, all you have to do is begin with a single step.

Happy Tuesday!

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Bit of Happy #124: It’s Amazing What You Can Accomplish

18 Mar

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
-Harry Truman

There’s a ton of debate on what is the best and most fruitful approach to building a culture. In a collectivistic society, seeing success as a whole, people are not viewed as individuals, but rather as part of a group. They work together. Succeed together. Fail together. This culture may motivate some, but allow others to slack off.

Individualistic cultures, like the United States, allow for more personal gain and recognition. They are more self-centered and work toward personal goals and achievement. There tends to be more room for competition and can sometimes lead to more hostility or drive to become #1, no matter what you have to do to get there.

So, by today’s quote, I think Harry Truman is suggesting we adapt a more collectivistic approach to our work. The more we mold ourselves into one, and not worry about or crave for personal recognition, the more we will accomplish in the end. I personally believe there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of cultures. I also believe that some may thrive in one culture more than another based on their personality.

What do you think about today’s quote?

Would you rather live in a collectivisitic or individualistic culture? Why?

Do you think one is better than the other?

Bit of Happy #73: Plant Positivity

23 Dec

Stockings Hanging by the Fireplace

“If constructive thoughts are planted, positive outcomes will be the result. Plant the seeds of failure, and failure will follow.”
-Sidney Madwed

By carrying positivity with you each and every day, the determination of your future will build off of that optimism. Today’s quote suggests that your attitude plays a huge part in what your days to come will hold. And in many ways, I believe there’s a lot of truth in this quote.

The thoughts you bring with you to work, school, around your friends and home to your family have a tendency to, not only affect how you present yourself on the outside, but also the level of happiness you experience on the inside.

With no confidence or drive to better yourself, how do you expect to succeed? And even more importantly, when you do meet failure throughout your life, your ability to think constructively will affect your ability to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and find a new path to try for a more optimistic outcome.

Open your mind to positivity. When life feels like it can’t get any worse, the true reality is… it can always get worse. So find the positive! I’m not doubting that there are times in life that can be extremely difficult to see the light. I’m just saying… make the best of what you have in front of you. And if that’s not good enough, find ways to make it better. And thinking positively is the very first step!

Happy Thursday!

Do you believe this quote is true?

Do you think it’s possible to be incredibly negative and still find positive outcomes?

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