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Quote of writing well

“When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.”
— Enrique Jardiel Poncela

September 20, 2009 Posted by | Quotes | , , , | Leave a comment

African Proverb

I hope you enjoy some of these classic African proverbs.  (Click each one to find it’s translation and full meaning)

Enjoy, yours truely Son of Five Rivers

Sep 2009: “The one who milks the cow is not the same person as the one who removes (plucks out) ticks from a cow.” – Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb
Aug. 2009: “Nobody kills an ignorant person who begs for wisdom.” – Mafa (Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger) Proverb
Jul. 2009: “There is no hyena without a friend.” – Meru (Kenya) Proverb
Jun. 2009: “Go in that direction” does not mean that you go. To go means, “let’s go together!” – Sena (Mozambique) Proverb
May 2009: “A thieving dog knows itself.” – Luyia (Kenya) Proverb
Apr. 2009: “Alive, we live in the same house or under the same roof. Dead, we rest in the same tomb.” – Malagasy (Madagascar) Proverb
Mar. 2009: “If you get a fine harvest of maize don’t break your local brotherhood and sisterhood.” – Bembe (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC, Tanzania) Proverb
Feb. 2009: “An elder’s handbag is never completely empty.” – Acholi (Uganda, Sudan) Proverb
Jan. 2009: “The hunger that has hope for its satisfaction does not kill.” – Igbo (Nigeria) Proverb
Dec. 2008: “When a leaf falls to the ground, the tree gets the blame/the shame goes to the tree.” – Nyanja (Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Chewa (Malawi) Proverb
Nov. 2008: “It is only a male elephant that can save another one from a pit.” – Lega (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC) Proverb
Oct. 2008: “A deaf ear is followed by death and an ear that listens is followed by blessings.” – Samburu (Kenya) Proverb
Sep. 2008: “A stubborn person sails in a clay boat.” – Haya (Tanzania) Proverb
Aug. 2008: “A chicken that keeps scratching the dung-hill will soon find the mother’s thigh bones.” Ewe (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Togo) Proverb
Jul. 2008: “A child of the kwale bird learns how to fly.” – Tonga (Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe) Proverb
Jun. 2008: “Great fires erupt from tiny sparks.” – Arabic (Libya) Proverb
May 2008: “A tree is known by its fruit. ” – Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland) Proverb
Apr. 2008: “The water pot presses upon the small circular pad.” – Acholi (Uganda) Proverb
Mar. 2008: “Leave bad things, talk peace.” – Sheng (Kenya) Sayings
Feb. 2008: “When God cooks, you don’t see smoke.” – Kaonde (Zambia) Proverb
Jan. 2008: “I have been bitten by a tsetse fly.” – Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb

Jan. 2007: “Two ants do not fail to pull one grasshopper.” – Haya (Tanzania) Proverb
Feb. 2007: “Love is blind.” – Mende (Sierra Leone) Proverb
Mar. 2007: “The one who fetches the water is the one who is likely to break the pot.” – Ga (Ghana) Proverb
Apr. 2007: “If you provoke a rattlesnake, you must be prepared to be bitten by it .” – Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb
May 2007: “Beer that will spoil ferments unequally.” – Luyia (Kenya) Proverb
Jun. 2007: “The thing that will hurt you will always keep on coming back even if you try to avoid it.” – Shubi (Tanzania) Proverb
Jul. 2007: “The camel does not see the bend in its neck.” – Arabic (Libya) Proverb
Aug. 2007: “A child or youth who does not listen to an elder’s advice gets his or her leg broken.” – Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia) Proverb
Sep. 2007: “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb
Oct. 2007: “Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem.” – Akan (Ghana) Proverb
Nov. 2007: “The lead cow (the one in front) gets whipped the most.” – Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland) Proverb
Dec. 2007: “It is not the cook’s fault when the cassava turns out to be hard and tasteless.” – Ewe-mina (Benin, Ghana, and Togo) Proverb
Jan. 2006: “The (word) of a friend makes you cry; the (word) of an enemy makes you laugh.” – Tuareg (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger) Proverb
Feb. 2006: “Une pierre de chez soi vaut dix de l’oued” – Southern Tashelhayt Berber (Algeria, Morocco) Proverb
Mar. 2006: “A warthog eating its fill does not delight a pig.” – Sena (Mozambique) Proverb
Apr. 2006: “Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.” – Ewe-mina (Benin, Ghana, and Togo) Proverb
May 2006: “A debt is not a loss once one knows the debtor.” – Tembo (Democratic Republic of Congo) Proverb
Jun. 2006: “Suffering is prior to attaining success or perfection.” – Chagga (Tanzania) Proverb
Jul. 2006: “The chief’s son has to collect firewood when destiny destroys him.” – Moru (Sudan) Proverb
Aug. 2006: “Don’t ask for Glasgow when you have already reached London.” – Subi (Tanzania) Proverb
Sep. 2006: “When you sort out the grains, it becomes pure.” – Tigrinya (Eritrea, Ethiopia) Proverb
Oct. 2006: “A rich person does not have to struggle, that is, share the problems of ordinary people.” – Shubi (Tanzania) Proverb
Nov. 2006: “The dog does not worry when the chicken runs over to the bones” – Ewe-mina (Benin, Ghana and Togo) Proverb
Dec. 2006: “Unity is strength.” – Ganda (Uganda) Proverb
Jan. 2005: “The cure of the Ma’di is Ma’di.” – Ma’di (Sudan, Uganda) Proverb
Feb. 2005: “Termites cause death, damage, and great harm to white ants.” – Luo (Kenya, Tanzania) Proverb
Mar. 2005: “How are things? Cool! ” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb
Apr. 2005: “The one who eats has tasted the hardship of labor.” – Tembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Proverb
May 2005: “The pants of today are better than the breeches of tomorrow.” – Moore (Burkina Faso) Proverb
Jun. 2005: “If you do not listen to good advice, you will be embarrassed in public.” – Oshiwambo (Namibia) Proverb
Jul. 2005: “To punch with a strong fist, you need to turn over your hand.” – Kongo (Angola and DRC) Proverb
Aug. 2005: “Swallow saliva before you cross a one-log bridge.” – Ngoni (Tanzania, Mozambique) Proverb
Sep. 2005: “Provided no person stunts or destroys a sprouting palm kernel seedling, it will definitely grow into a palm tree.” – Esan (Nigeria) Proverb
Oct. 2005: “Kutokana na woga, kobe alikufa mashuani.” – Lugbara (Uganda and DRC) Proverb
Nov. 2005: “The person who has eaten and satisfied himself or herself does not care for the one who is hungry.” – Matengo (Tanzania) Proverb
Dec. 2005: “Patience can cook a stone.” – Fulfulde (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, and Togo) Proverb
Jan. 2004 Proverb: “The thorn in your foot is temporarily appeased, but it is still in.” – Longo (Tanzania)
Feb. 2004 Proverb: “An empty stomach can make a person lose his or her cattle; that is, when the stomach is empty the legs become weak and you can’t run after your animals.” – Toposa (Sudan)
Mar. 2004 Proverb: “Cannot Ngorulahi be satisfied and Ngarambangandu miss the chance?” – Mpoto (Malawi, Tanzania)
Apr. 2004 Proverb: “If you refuse the advice of an elder you will walk until sunset.” – Kuria (Kenya, Tanzania)
May, 2004 Proverb: “After hardship comes relief.” – Arabic (Egypt and other North African countries)
Jun. 2004 Proverb: “Hot water does not burn down the house.” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa)
Jul. 2004 Proverb: “The person who tends to ingratiate himself to his father without involving others never inherits the father’s property.” – Gusii (Kenya)
Aug. 2004 Proverb: “The eyes of the wise person see through you.” – Haya (Tanzania)
Sep. 2004 Proverb: “If God breaks your leg, He will teach you how to limp.” – Dagbani (Ghana)
Oct. 2004 Proverb: “One who relates with a corrupt person likewise gets corrupted.” – Gikuyu (Kenya)
Nov. 2004 Proverb: “It’s better to give than to receive.” – Malagasy (Madagascar)
Dec. 2004 Proverb: “A boisterous horse needs a boisterous bridle.” – Hausa (Nigeria)
January, 2003 Proverb: “A chicken eats corn, drinks water and swallows little pebbles, but still complains of having no teeth. If she had teeth would she eat steel?” – Yoruba and Idanre (Nigeria)
February, 2003 Proverb: “An eye that you treat is the one that turns against you.” – Luo (Kenya, Tanazania)
March, 2003 Proverb: “Cows are born with ears; later they grow horns.” – Nuba-Tira (Sudan)
April, 2003 Proverb: “Use of brains begets wealth.” – Sheng (Kenya)
May, 2003 Proverb: “The tears of the orphan run inside.” – Mafa (Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger)
June, 2003 Proverb: “Like vomit and shit under your feet (the rumormonger spreads scandal).” – Sumbwa (Tanzania)
July, 2003 Proverb: “When a tree falls on a yam farm and kills the farm’s owner, you don’t waste time counting the numbers of yam hips ruined.” – Igala (Nigeria)
August, 2003 Proverb: “Walk on a fresh tree, the dry one will break.” – Bena (Tanzania)
September, 2003 Proverb: “Where there is peace, a billhook (sickle) can be used to shave your beard or cut your hair.” – Rundi (Burundi)
October, 2003 Proverb: “The hen with baby chicks doesn’t swallow the worm.” – Sukuma (Tanzania)
November, 2003 Proverb: “The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth.” – Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast)
December, 2003 Proverb: “The beer is difficult to strain.” – Anyuak (Ethiopia)
Jan. 2002 Proverb: ” Where there is a will there is a way.” – Shona (Zimbabwe)
Feb. 2002 Proverb: ” A Tutsi liked to warm himself by the fire; someone else took the bull.” – Zinza ( Tanzania)
Mar. 2002 Proverb: ” A fool has many days.” – Tharaka, Gikuyu (Kenya)
Apr. 2002 Proverb: ” Slowly, slowly, porridge goes into the gourd.” – Kuria ( Kenya, Tanzania)
May/Jun. 2002 Proverb: ” What is in the stomach carries what is in the head.” – Bukusu (Kenya)
Jul. 2002 Proverb: “The person who has a light knee can survive longer.” – Toposa (Sudan)
Aug. 2002 Proverb: ” Smoke does not affect honeybees alone; honey-gatherers are also affected.” – Bassa (liberia)
Sep. 2002 Proverb: ” Young growing cuttings determine a good harvest of cassava.” – Tonga (Malawi)
Oct. 2002 Proverb: ” You cannot use a wild banana leaf to shield yourself from the rains and then tear it to pieces later when the rains come to an end.” – Nandi (Kenya)
Nov. 2002 Proverb: ” Words are like bullets; if they escape, you can’t catch them again.” – Wolof (Senegal , Gambia)
Dec. 2002 Proverb: ” From the word of an elder is derived a bone.” – Rwanda (Rwanda) and Rundi (Burundi)
Jan. 2001 Proverb: “The brother or sister who does not respect the traditions of the elders will not be allowed to eat with the elders.” – Ga (Ghana)
Feb. 2001 Proverb: ” God is a great eye. He sees everything in the world.” – Balanda/Belanda Viri, Sudanese Colloquial Spoken Arabic (Sudan), Modern Standard Written Arabic (Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea and Sudan)
Mar. 2001 Proverb: ” An okra tree does not grow taller than its master.” – Krio (Sierra Leone)
Apr. 2001 Proverb: ” ‘Kachenche’ (very small bird) is insignificant among strangers, but very important at home.” – Songe (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC)
May 2001 Proverb: ” A cockroach knows how to sing and dance, but it is the hen who prevents it from performing its art during the day.” – Edo (Nigeria)
Jun. 2001 Proverb: ” No matter how long a log stays in the water, it doesn’t become a crocodile.” – Bambara (Mali)
Jul. 2001 Proverb: ” War is not porridge.” – Gikuyu (Kenya)
Aug. 2001 Proverb: ” Water that has been begged for does not quench the thirst.” – Soga (Uganda)
Sep. 2001 Proverb: ” A person who does not cultivate well his or her farm always says that it has been bewitched.” – Kwaya (Tanzania)
Oct. 2001 Proverb: ” Many hands make light work.” – Haya (Tanzania)
Nov. 2001 Proverb: ” When elephants fight the grass (reeds) gets hurt.” -Swahili ( Eastern and Central Africa ), Also Kikuyu ( Kenya), Kuria ( Kenya/Tanzania), Ngoreme (Tanzania)
Dec. 2001 Proverb: “A child (young pers on) does not fear treading on dangerous ground until he or she gets hurt (stumbles).” – Bukusu ( Kenya)
Jan. 2000 Proverb: “Two bulls can’t stay in the same kraal. ” – Tswana (Botswana)
Feb. 2000 Proverb: “A tender bamboo cannot be eagerly desired (for building).” – Chewa (Malawi) and Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia)
Mar. 2000 Proverb: “If you refuse the elder’s advice you will walk the whole day.” – Ngoreme (Tanzania)
Apr. 2000 Proverb: ” The groin pains in sympathy with the sore.” – Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland)
May 2000 Proverb: ” How easy it is to defeat people who do not kindle fire for themselves.” – Tugen (Kenya)
Jun. 2000 Proverb: ” Even haplochromis (name of a small fish) employs tilapia (name of a large fish). ” – Luo (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda )
Jul. 2000 Proverb: ” Do not insult the hunting guide before the sun has set.” – Sukuma (Tanzania)
Aug. 2000 Proverb: ” If an arrow has not entered deeply, then its removal is not hard.” – Buli (Ghana )
Sep. 2000 Proverb: ” I have come a long way; the journey has exhausted me.” – Ngoni (Tanzania)
Oct. 2000 Proverb: ” The hyena with a cub does not eat up (consume) all the available food.” – Akamba (Kenya)
Nov. 2000 Proverb: ” The eyes of the trapper are as subject to reddening as those of the small animal (that he pursues).” – Ganda (Uganda)
Dec. 2000 Proverb: ” A person who is not disciplined cannot be cautioned.” – Haya (Tanzania)
Jan. 1999: “By persevering the egg walks on legs. ” – Oromo (Ethiopia)Proverb
Feb. 1999: “One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush. ” – Bemba (Zambia) Proverb
Mar. 1999: “Let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit (get well).” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb
Apr. 1999: “One person is thin porridge or gruel; two or three people are a lump (handful) of ugali (stiff cooked meal/flour from sorghum or millet). – Kuria (Tanzania and Kenya) Proverb
May 1999: “The “hurry-hurry” person eats goat; the one who takes his or her time (or hesitates) eats beef. ” – Sesotho (Lesotho and South Africa) Proverb
Jun. 1999: “When an enemy digs a grave for you, God gives you an emergency exit ” – Kirundi (Burundi) Proverb
Jul. 1999: “Better a curtain hanging motionless than a flag blowing in the wind.” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb
Aug. 1999: “When the bag tears, the shoulders get a rest.” Twi (Ghana) Proverb
Sep. 1999: “If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation).” – Fanti (Ghana) Proverb
Oct. 1999: “The bush in which you hide has eyes.” – Gusii (Kenya) Proverb
Nov. 1999: “One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn’t feel the cold.” – Fipa (Tanzania) Proverb
Dec. 1999: ” The wasp says that several regular trips to a mud pit enables it to build a house.” – Ewe (Benin, Ghana and Togo) Proverb
Jun. 1998: “I pointed out to you the stars (the moon) and all you saw was the tip of my finger.” – Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb
Jul. 1998: “Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.” – Akan and Ewe (Benin, Ghana and Togo) Proverb
Aug. 1998: “The person who has not traveled widely thinks his or her mother is the only cook (the best cook).” – Ganda (Uganda) Proverb
Sep. 1988: “It [a bug] grows up in dry wood, and yet comes to maturity.” – Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb
Oct. 1998: “If you have no teeth, do not break the clay cooking pot.” – Chewa (Malawi) Proverb
Nov. 1998: “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” – Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb

September 16, 2009 Posted by | Quotes | , , | Leave a comment

Secrets to Success (Fortune Hunters)

Fortune HuntersI’ve become a fan of Dianne Buckner who is the host of Venture, Dragons Den & Fortune Hunters which air on the CBC.   I was just scanning the website and came across this article that I wanted to share.

All season, we have featured successful entrepreneurs who saw a trend early on and cashed in on their ideas.  Before they became business moguls, these entrepreneurs made mistakes, had many fears and sometimes trusted the wrong gut instinct.  To close our second season, we’re tapping into the minds of all our My First Millionaires.  We got their insights on fear, gut instinct, luck and mistakes. Plus, we got their picks for the next big trend of the future.

Photo of John Sleeman, Nina Gupta, Bruce Croxon and Cora Tsouflidou


“I think my biggest mistake over the years has been listening to people who thought they knew better than I did how to grow my business. Go figure.” (Bruce Croxon – Co-founder, Lavalife)

“Well speaking from personal experience I would say the biggest mistakes I have made have been taking on too many opportunities and not having the time available to follow through on each one of them.” (Bill Pollock – Founder & Chairman, Drake International)

“That was the biggest mistake I made is trying to do everything myself and it’s taken me 30 years to realize I can trust other people to do a better job than I do.” (John Sleeman – Founder, Chairman & CEO, Sleeman Breweries)

“The biggest mistake I made? To underestimate the actual workload. To oversimplify: ‘Oh, it’s no big deal.’ Everything is a big deal.” (Nina Gupta – Founder & President, Greenlite)


“I never believed in luck. I think people have to create their own luck.” (Jackie Shan – Co-inventor, COLD-FX)

“Luck is where opportunity meets preparation, and luck certainly doesn’t build a business.” (Judson Macor – Founder, Chairman & CEO, AirSprint Inc.)

“Luck plays a big part. I’m a big believer in being in the right place, the right time. I’m a big believer in fate and luck.” (Nina Gupta – Founder & President, Greenlite)

“The harder you work, the luckier you get. It’s true!” (Rita Tsang – Founder, President & CEO, Tour East Holidays)

“I think you need to be lucky to be successful.” (Mac Voisin – Founder & Chairman, M&M Meat Shops)


“Oh, at the beginning, fear was a monster for me. Fear of incompetence, fear of lacking money, fear of everything. Fear of success!” (Cora Tsouflidou – Founder, Cora Breakfast and Lunch)

“Well I think all businessmen operate with a certain fear of failure.” (Bill Pollock – Founder & Chairman, Drake International)

“Well, I think fear’s pretty important because if you’re too cocky about something then you get arrogant and you make mistakes.” (John Sleeman – Founder, Chairman & CEO, Sleeman Breweries)

“I stared at the ceiling at nights on lots of occasions wondering where the next dollar, the next payroll was going to come from. Certainly there was a lot of fear of failure early on in the business and that fear has subsided a great deal and I’m thankful for that, but fear is also very motivational and keeps you going.” (Judson Macor – Founder, Chairman & CEO, AirSprint Inc.)

“You should not have fear. Nothing should make you that frightened. You shouldn’t do anything that could frighten you to make you have fear.” (Nina Gupta – Founder & President, Greenlite)

“You need a go ahead with the idea when you have no fear and you’re ready to stick with it right to the bitter end.” (Mac Voisin – Founder & Chairman, M&M Meat Shops)


“I think that as an entrepreneur it is our duty to nurture and follow our gut instinct all the time.” (Paul-Andre Savoie – Co-founder, Boomerang Tracking Inc.)

“Seventy per cent of my instinct is pretty right and thirty per cent of my initial instinct is not right.” (Jackie Shan – Co-inventor, COLD-FX)

“As a guiding principle, gut instinct is the only thing you can use to make good decisions on a regular basis.” (Garner Bornstein – Co-founder & CEO, Airborne Mobile)

“I remember when my gut instinct failed me miserably when a childhood friend brought me a restaurant idea in Thunder Bay. And I’m here to tell you that Thunder Bay does not need, in hind sight, another road house.” (Bruce Croxon – Co-founder, Lavalife)


“There’s a trend for people who want to stay healthier and live longer. They are more proactively looking after their health. That’s the trend I’m particularly interested in.” (Jackie Shan – Co-inventor, COLD-FX)

“The next trends are probably going to be in health care as baby boomers get older and we continue to be concerned about our health.” (John Sleeman – Founder, Chairman & CEO, Sleeman Breweries)

“I’m actually pushing my daughter to go into the spa business or look into personal wellness or spiritual growth, personal growth, health-wise, etc. That’s what I feel would be a very strong trend going forward.” (Nina Gupta – Founder & President, Greenlite)

“Help me make life easier for myself, more convenient for myself and you’re right on trend.” (Mac Voisin – Founder & Chairman, M&M Meat Shops)

September 5, 2009 Posted by | A Thought, Business, Business Development, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Quotes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rare Tiger Dismembered at Zoo

This is shocking to me…. but I know it shouldn’t… its a sign of the times we live in…

It reminds me of a great quote:

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.

Mahatma Gandhi

rare-sumatran-tiger-killed photo

Photo via My Opera

Well, it might be, but this is pretty despicable, too: just over 5 years ago, the Zoological Society of London had used this particular tiger to help train Indonesian veterinarians and zoologists. And one of those very veterinarians may be responsible for killing it, skinning it, dismembering it, and putting it up for sale on the black market.

According to Bloomberg:

The female Sumatran tiger, which ZSL used in 2003 to train Indonesians in veterinary care, was drugged and skinned at a zoo in Sumatra … The body parts were likely sold on the black market as there is “high demand for their use in Chinese medicine,” the London zoo said.

And while police are currently investigating a veterinarian and 5 workers at the zoo where the tiger was killed, the entire tragic episode points to the fact that the illegal trade in “wildlife parts” should see tougher enforcement, according to the Zoological Society of London. From Bloomberg:

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Earth, Economics, Education, Life, Quotes | , , , | Leave a comment

Quite your Job!

You are living someone else’s dream!

I’m sure you didn’t dream of this when you were a kid?

The world is your playground

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration, Quotes | Leave a comment

Creating Rituals…

Greg Borrowman, the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine,

“CDs have no personality; they’re set and forget,” he says. “With vinyl, it’s ritual. You slide the LP out of its sleeve, then deftly remove it from the inner dust jacket, making sure not to touch the playing surface. You place it on the platter with both hands, like an offering. You clean the record’s surface and perhaps the stylus. Only then do you lower the tonearm to be rewarded with the music.”


July 18, 2009 Posted by | Quotes | , | Leave a comment

“I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill”

This line hit me like a ton of bricks!  This is what Will Smith said about his success and getting what wants.

If you have a few minutes you can watch the 6 minute interview here:

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration, Life, Quotes | | Leave a comment

So what is the Secret?

Here’s the snapshot:

Its in part the Law of Attraction, what you think about is what you bring about.  Your life is a manifestation of the thoughts in your head.

Previous Quote: I think; therfore I am

We have to rethink the way we perceive not only things but ourselves! We have to develop a deeper and more basic understanding of our minds.

The only sticky thing is that you have to do is understand (“Believe”) that affirmative  actions and thoughts are stronger then our negative thoughts.

Think of it in this context: Your the Artist and the Master Piece.

Your mind is creating the thoughts through your feelings, emotions and vibes your giving off… Try to monitor these thoughts in a more positive direction.  The reality is you can’t monitor 100% of all your thoughts because so many are instinctive and embedded into us.  But we can influence the aura around us and perhaps retrain our instinctive habits, because they are just that; Habits!

Okay…. I never thought I would have Oprah on my blog! But I’m putting this interview on to give credibility to the Secret.   (Here’s a Larry King Interview with Oprah Winfrey on the Secret)

Will Smith on the Laws of Attractions

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Art, Education, Family, Inspiration, Life, Quotes | , , , | 2 Comments

Winning (Quote)

“Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.”

— Bobby Knight

Robert Montgomery “Bob” or “Bobby” Knight (born October 25, 1940) is a retired American basketball coach. Nicknamed “The General”, Knight has won 902 NCAA Division I men’s college basketball games, more than any other head coach.

July 17, 2009 Posted by | Quotes | , , | Leave a comment