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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thought For the Day - Cheer the Doer and the Achievers

‎"It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it."
~ Vince Lombardi
Thanks Jason c. Allen

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thought For the Day - Do You Have Passion

"The Greeks didn't write obituaries. When a man died, they asked only one question: Did he have passion? "

- John Cusak in the movie Serendipity

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thought For the Day - Dare or Not to Dare

"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself."

-- Soren Kierkegaard

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thought For the Day - Our Resilience Makes Us Strong

"No one's life is a smooth sail; we all come into stormy weather. But it's this adversity -- and more specifically, our resilience -- that makes us strong and successful."

-- Tony Robbins

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thought For the Day - The Courage to Continue

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

~ -Churchill

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thought For the Day - Share your stories

“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.”

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thought For the Day - You Haven't Exhausted All Possibilities

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this. You haven't."

-– Thomas Edison

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thought For the Day - Rise Above the Challenges

"Despite all the adversity... We still rise above all the challenges"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thought For the Day - Circumstances Reveal

"Circumstances don't make a man, they reveal him."

What are your circumstance revealing about you?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

John Duffy's Personal Ramblings - Taking Up the Pen... Cont...

Yesterday I sat in Starbucks rereading "Writing Life Stories" for the 3rd time and writing in my journal. I observed this guy enter and this is what I wrote as I watched him....

Men and Cellphones

"He throws his book down to reserve a comfortable chair and reaches for the bathroom door. It is occupied. He immediately takes out his Blackberry and looks at it to fill the moment before the door opens. He has nothing new on it and he knew that before he took it out so he puts it back and waits for the door to open. The door opens and he immediately takes out his Blackberry again with one one hand while reaching for the open door with the other and enters the bathroom while looking down at his Blackberry. There still isn't anything new on it......"

John Duffy

Thought For the Day - Guarantees

"There are no guarantees in life. If you're looking for a guarantee buy an electrical appliance."

Thanks Pattie Villanueva

Monday, August 16, 2010

John Duffy's Personal Ramblings - Coincidence or a Message

Yesterday when i was leaving my friends pool party I saw a license plate frame that said " Winners Find a Way", today as I was getting my tires replaced a guy walked by with a t-shirt that said "I'm Resolute" and then I went in to Starbucks and a guy sat in front of me and opened his computer and the screen saver was " Dream Big" and a Eagle. The saying under it was " Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude" -- Zig Ziglar.

Okay all these positive message could be coincidental or just a reflection that those are the messages I uphold in my life so I am aware of them or maybe a little message from the universe to step up even more and keep moving in the direction I am headed boldly. Or maybe all of the above but I will choose to take the most empowering explanation and run with that..... Boldly of course....'

John Duffy

Thought For the Day - Personal Initiative

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them,
what they could and should do for themselves.

-- Reverend William John Henry Boetcker

Saturday, August 14, 2010

John Duffy's Personal Ramblings - Take Up the Pen

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.”

=~ William Makepeace Thackeray

I come back from my trip to Ireland inspired to take up the pen and continue writing my memoir and get busy on a screenplay that has been waiting to come out for a long time.

I was further fired up by my conversation with author James Hayes and both his philosophy and discipline of writing.

I also just checked out a blog by the author of " A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" and I like how he uses his blog to create his next book. I may borrow that technique as well.

So I begin to read memoirs again and I begin to write. There are stories to be be told and stories to be lived......

John Duffy

Saturday's Motivational Video - Inspirational Story

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thought For the Day - Too Determined to be Defeated

A friend posted this and I echo the sentiments...
Thanks Pattie

Monday, August 09, 2010

Thought For the Day - Life is a Daring Adventure

" “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”."

-- Helen Keller

Yes it is and I just returned from another daring adventure to Ireland. I will share in the coming days....

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thought For the Day - Take the Chance - Become a Rose

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance

Lies the seed that with the sun’s love,
In the spring, becomes a rose.

The Rose

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thought For the Day - Leaders Serve

" Remember that a leaders job is to serve.My motto is "Help Other People Every Day' (HOPE)."

--Sam Duncan

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Thought For the Day - Cut the Puppet Strings

"Cut the puppet strings. Don't let circumstances control your thinking."

-- John Assaraf

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Thought For the Day - Leadership

Leaders start b by getting "the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats... and then they figure out where to drive it."

--Jim Collins - "Good to Great"

Monday, August 02, 2010

Thought For the Day - Cleaning the Pool

"Are you cleaning the pool or pissing in the pool?"


How are you showing up in the your life and in the world?