Way of Life

Persistence, perseverance, practice.  Some of the words that came to mind as I watched this documentary.

What defines the greatness of Men? Is it just the results you get? Or the commitment to pursuit your dreams? Why some people are afraid of the ocean while others can’t live without dropping 40 feet waves?

This short documentary follows the story of João de Macedo, an underdog big wave surfer who tries to run the world tour without a major sponsor. Filmed over the last 6 months in some of the most iconic big wave surf spots around the world.

Your own mental attitude is your real boss


Napoleon Hill's Thought For The Day

While your time and your labor may be subject to the demands of your employer and others, your mind is the one thing that cannot be controlled by anyone but you. The thoughts you think, your attitude toward your job, and what you are willing to give in exchange for the compensation you are paid are entirely up to you. It is up to you to determine whether you will be a slave to a negative attitude or the master of a positive one. Your attitude, your only master in life, is entirely within your control. When you control your attitude toward events, you control the eventual implication of those events.

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Julia Butterfly: “by standing for what is right we couse our world to come in that direction” – [VIDEO]

[0:55] – “… it is more important to stand for what is right, and by standing for what is right we couse our world to come in that direction, we manifest what we focus on, so the more we focus on what is wrong we shouldn’t be surprised we get more of it.  This does not mean -close you eyes and pretend like the devastation of the planet is not happening, that injustce against people is not happening- but rather that as we open our eyes and our hearts to what is wrong, we are standing for and cocreating what is right, that our energy goes into what is right …”

Julia Butterfly Hill is known for climbing a 1,000 year-old redwood tree in 1997 when she was 23 years old, and remaining there without touching the ground for two years, as part of a successful effort to call worldwide attention to the destruction of California’s ancient redwoods. Since then, she has addressed the U.N., lobbied Congress, and continued to stand on the front lines of environmental and social justice issues all over the world.

She is the author of The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods and One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions That Change Our World.

If you don’t know what you want from life, what do you think you will get?

Napoleon Hill's Thought For The Day

The great majority of people in the world drift through life, never realizing that their future will be the one they create for themselves. The minority who achieve great success are people who know what they want and have a plan for realizing their objectives. They know what they want and how they are going to get it. Your goals should be specific, they should be measurable, they should have a deadline for their achievement, and they should be divided into manageable pieces. Know exactly what you plan to achieve, when you plan to achieve it, and how. Review your progress regularly, correct your course when necessary, and never, never give up.

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Never tear down anything unless you are prepared to build something better in its place.

Napoleon Hill's Thought For The Day

This rule applies to both individuals and things. It's easy to criticize other people thoughtlessly for their shortcomings, and equally easy to find fault in their work or in situations that are not to your liking. It is far more difficult to be a builder of people and to create works of art, useful products, or profitable businesses. Make sure you are a builder, not a destroyer of people and things. When you criticize the actions or work of others-your children, your employees, or others for whom you are responsible-make sure your criticisms are positive and directed at the act, or the opportunity for improvement, not the individual. Include specific suggestions for their application and focus on the potential for success.

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Where will you be ten years from now if you keep on going the way you are going?

Napoleon Hill's Thought For The Day

Many people fail to realize that big success is the result of little successes achieved, often over a very long period of time. Truly successful people are long-term thinkers. They know that they must build upon each achievement and constantly learn new and better ways of doing things. A regular review of your progress is an essential part of goal-setting. A goal is little more than a wish unless it has a timetable for completion. Make sure your plan for your life includes short-, medium-, and long-term goals. Revise your goals as circumstances dictate, check them off when they are completed, and set new and bigger goals for yourself as you grow. And take time to reflect often to make sure you are on the right course-for you.

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It is always safe to talk about others as long as you speak of their good qualities

Napoleon Hill's Thought For The Day

The old adage "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all" is especially valid today. In any organization, regardless of size, the rumor mill works overtime when it comes to negative gossip. And you can be sure that unkind things you say about others will very quickly find their way to them, for it is also a truism that those who talk about others to us talk about us to others. Not only should you not speak badly ofothers-you should not participate in conversations in which others do. Spend your time with those who focus on important things, and you will never have to apologize for an unkind word uttered in a moment of weakness.

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Change your mental attitude, and the world around you will change accordingly.

Napoleon Hill's Thought For The Day

Your world will become what you choose to make it. You can reach great heights of success, or you can settle for a miserable life that is devoid of hope. The choice is yours. When you choose a positive course, you set in motion an unstoppable force that will allow you to have a fulfilling career, the love of your family and friends, good physical and mental health, and all of the other true riches of life. To change your world, you must change it from the inside out. You must begin with yourself. When you choose the course that puts your life on a positive track, you will change your life for the better, and you will also positively influence the people with whom you come in contact.

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In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff

 

Here is what stands for me in this video by Seth Godin as he talks at TED:

– Ideas that spread, win – [1:33]
– There are *way* more choices and *way* less time  – [5:40]
– The thing that’s gonna decide what gets talked about is: “Is it remarkable?” – [6:27]
– Mass marketing is: “avarege products for avarege people” – [9:34]
– Sell to people who are listening – [11:56]
– What you have to do is figure out what people really want and give it to them – [13:50]
– What you need to do is figure out who does care! – [16:10]

The battle is between two “wolves” inside us

 

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Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.   
He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us
 
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego
 
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. 
   
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:  "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, 

"The one you feed and nurture."