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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What's More Important?

What's More Important? No More Excuses!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

56 Up Documentary - Reflections on Life

Just watched "56 Up" a Michael Apted documentary that started in 1964 as Seven Up. It explores the lives of 14 kids every seven years. Makes you reflect on how lives turn out and about all the questions of life such as happiness, success, achieving or not achieving your dreams. Worth checking out. I think it would make for a good blog post examining my life since I was seven. Stay tuned...

An Attitude Worth Catching

What a Great Question. Well, Is Your Attitude Worth Catching?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Choices You Make Today...

The Choices You Made Yesterday Made You Who You Are Today. The Choices You Make Today Will Create Your Tomorrows

Friday, January 25, 2013

Key to Happiness

Final Post of the day. Rainy day so I've been posting more than usual but this is a short video interview with Tony Robbins that reminds us of some simple and great ideas for our lives.

Do What You Love - TED Talk

Great TED talk. Do what you love...

Bring a Great One

It's All About Perspective. I first read Kahil Gibran when I was 16yrs old and struggling to deal with my teenage challenges. It gave me insight and perspective. It's About the Attitude You Bring to Life. Bring a Great One.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

An Easy Choice

Now here's an easy one. Guess which one I'm picking. Hope you are too...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

You Are Responsible For Who You Become

You Are Responsible for Who You Are. You Are Also Responsible for Who You Can Become. 

Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

20,000 Days and Counting

Just read "20,000 Days and Counting" and I highly recommend you check it out. It can be one of those life changing books. Pondering how many days you have lived and best case how many days you may have left to live is sobering but it makes you realize the urgency to Live Every Day as If It was Your Last.
What do you want to accomplish and what legacy do you want to leave? 
"What can we do to accomplish more, to celebrate more, to touch more lives in our remaining years than we have to this point?"

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Live with Gratitude

 Take the time to dwell on all the things you are grateful for in your life. Live Every Day with Gratitude.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pay It Forward

Yesterday I was reading a memoir "Bend Not Break" about a 25 year old Chinese woman who was expelled from China in 1984 by the Communist because she was a writer and considered a threat to the government. She arrived in San Francisco with $75 for a plane ticket to New Mexico to attend school. The ticket price went up to $80 and she was $5 short. An American standing in line behind her hearing her predicament stepped forward and gave her $5. She described it this way: "The gesture may not have meant much to him but it meant the world to me. My first impressions of Americans - and one that endures to this day - was that they are warm giving people.The experience offered me this life lesson: "When in doubt, always err on the side of generosity." 

Flash Forward to today: I was rushing and late to my daughter's Cheer Competition. When I got there I realized the entry was $7 and I had only $4. I asked the man taking tickets if there was a ATM around the HS and they said not near by. I stepped away and started to think how I could get some stranger to lend me the money so I could get in and film my daughter's performance. Just then the man taking the tickets approached me and offered me $5 to get a ticket. I told him I only needed $3 but he insisted I take the $5 and didn't want me to pay him back later. He didn't know me, He didn't know what my religion or politics were but just that I was another man, another father another human being and he acted generously. It's that ripple effect that makes a difference in life

After I purchased the ticket I approached the entrance and I heard the other ticket taker ask him if he gave me $ and he said yea and his friend said "That's cool" I approached and said, " It was indeed very cool and special and appreciated and he had made my day."
I got in just in time to film my daughter. His "small" act of generosity made my day and his act of paying it forward reminds me to do the same whenever the opportunity arises. I thanked Solomon on the way out and shares this story to pass it along...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Create Magic Moments

Life Life to the Fullest. Create Those Magic Moments in the Life of Your Family, Friends and Yourself

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

There's Greatness in You

There's Greatness in You. Never Give Up.Tap into it to Overcome Any Obstacle

Monday, January 14, 2013

If You Don't Get a Miracle Become One

Goal Get Em

Set Goals. Write Them Down. Give Then Deadlines. Create Action Steps. Goal Get Em...
I have hundreds of written goals for all the areas of my life and I check them off when I achieve them and keep adding more. I know that I will never run out of books to read or goals to achieve...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Winners See the Gain

Just squeezed in 4 games of basketball. Every time I push my self I See The Gain

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Weekend and Firewalk

Here's a program I recommend to anyone wanting to take their life to another level.Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Weekend and Firewalk is a powerful experience.
 I did for the 1st time many years ago in NYC and it transformed my life.

Go For It in 2013

Commit in 2013 to Go For It...
I watched a TV show yesterday about 4 young woman training for their first Tough Mudder event. They completed the 10 miles and 19 obstacles in under 3 hours. Inspiring. So what's stopping you from Going For it?

Saturday, January 05, 2013

100 / 0 Principle

How much should you give in any relationship? This is something I learned the hard way last year but when I applied it things began to change. So I share the 100/0 Principle...

Friday, January 04, 2013

It Takes Courage

What you have accomplished so far is only a fraction of what’s truly possible for you. You are far more powerful, capable & gifted than you allow yourself to be. The only thing separating you from your grandest vision of your life is COURAGE! If you don’t want the next 10 years to be like the last, then now is the time to do something different. Muster the courage to declare that right NOW is your turning point!
--  Darren J Hardy - Success Magazine

Thursday, January 03, 2013

A Special Message

Below is a message I received in the New Year from a friend on Facebook. I am touched and humbled that my posts have played a positive role in at least one person's life. Wow, I came to mind before Oprah. I am blown away and look forward to that lunch. It reminds me of why I started my blog The Glass is 3/4's Full and my positive FB posts years ago so that I could share the inspiration and lessons that have changed and shaped my life. I share this to encourage others to step up and make a difference in people's lives. May this be your Best Year Ever
-- John Duffy

I answered a quick survey, and found I listed you as the person I would most like to have lunch with, my reason was you are inspirational. Not that you are not, but my response caught me off guard. I guess it is true, that your true feeling/thoughtss are those that are right on the surface. BTW, Oprah came to mind second, so you are in esteemed company. Some days when I open your 3/4s full, it just changes my mood or outlook to positiveness, and propels me to keep going forward. It has been a long road, but I am finally going to achieve my dream of working with military members who suffer from PTSD. Thank you for your encouragement, and may God continue to use you to bless others.

Go For the Goals. Be a Goal Getter

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A New Year's Perspective

Happy New Year

Have a successful and prosperous New Year. May 2013 Be Your Best Year Ever.