Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WeekEnd Movie reView: The Blind Side

Just watched "The Blind Side" starring Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron. A really inspiring movie.

On my reflection: Sometimes it is not enough to rely on your own to achieve the success you want in life. What you lack in life, find it from somebody whom you can trust, knows best and follow their advice.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

myQuotable Quotes

Over the years, I stumbled upon quite a few dozens of quotations of which I believe is worthy of a note. Though, it is somewhat unfortunate because I didn't spent enough effort in keeping them or archiving them. And it is for that reason that I think I'm gonna maximize this venue.

Below is a collection of my personal favorites. If you analyze it carefully, it will give you a picture of who I am...of what my beliefs and ideas are.

(I think this will gonna consist of only a few entries since I must collect or try to remember them soon as I remember one, I'll post it here ASAP. So as the time passes by, please expect that the list will be gonna be longer.)

"Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind." ~ Dale Carnegie

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about." ~ Dale Carnegie

"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try and be in the first group: there was less competition there." ~ Indira Gandhi

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else." ~Tom Stoppard

"Comfort zone is the greatest single enemy of human potential " - Brian Tracy

"We can choose to be ordinary and live a simple, relaxed life or we can choose to be GREAT, always up for a CHALLENGE, creates an IMPACT and live a life full of ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM!" - me

"Some people wish that they had more resources to accomplish their goals - more time, more money, more friends, more experience. But EFFECTIVE people are RESOURCEFUL and use what they ONLY have & deliver the BEST results with the least amount of time." - citation needed

"Take CONTROL of your life or SOMEONE else will" ~ Anonymous

Thursday, June 17, 2010

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

I went to Booksale Bookstore at their branch at Gaisano Fiesta Mall at Talisay City, Cebu and got a hold of Dale Carnegie's Classic Book "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living".

The book is written on a down-to-earth, simple to understand, narrative format.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamental facts you should know about worry
2. Basic techniques in analyzing worry
3. How to break the worry habit before it breaks you
4. Seven ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness
5. The perfect way to conquer worry
6. How to keep from worrying about criticism
7. Six ways to prevent fatigue and worry and keep your energy and spirits high

Part One
Fundamental facts you should know about worry

1. If you want to avoid worry, do what Sir William Osler did: Live in "day-tight compartments." Don't stew about the futures. Just live each day u ntil bedtime.
2. The next time Trouble--with a Capital T--backs you up in a corner, try the magic formula of Willis H. Carrier:
a. Ask yourself, "What is the worst that can possibly happen if I can't solve my problem?
b. Prepare yourself mentally to accept the worst--if necessary.
c. Then calmly try to improve upon the worst--which you have already mentally agreed to accept.
3. Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health. "Those who do not know how to fight worry die young."

Part Two
Basic techniques in analyzing worry

1. Get the facts. Remember that Dean Hawkes of Columbia University said that "half the worry in the world is caused by people trying to make decisions before they have sufficient knowledge on which to base a decision."
2. After carefully weighing all the facts, come to a decision.
3. Once a decision is carefully reached, act! Get busy carrying out your decision--and dismiss all anxiety about the outcome.
4. When you, or any of your associates, are tempted to worry about a problem, write out and answer the following questions:
a. What is the problem?
b. What is the cause of the problem?
c. What are all possible solutions?
d. What is the best solution?

Part Three
How to break the worry habit before it breaks you

1. Crowd worry out of your mind by keeping busy. Plenty of action is one of the best therapies ever devised for curing "wibber gibbers."
2. Don't fuss about trifles. Don't permit little things--the mere termites of life--to ruin your happines.
3. Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries. Ask yourself: "What are the odds against this thing's happening at all?"
4. Co-operate with the inevitable. If you know a circumstance is beyond your power to change or revise, say to yourself: "It is so; it cannot be otherwise."
5. Put a "stop-less" order on your worries. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth--and refuse to give it anymore.
6. Let the past bury its dead. Don't saw sawdust.

Part Four
Seven ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness

1. Let's fill our minds with thoughts of peace, courage, health, and hope, for "our life is what our thoughts make it."
2. Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's do as General Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like.
a. Instead of worrying about ingratitude, let's expect it. Let's remember that Jesus healed ten lepers in one day--and only one thanked Him. Why should we expect more gratitude than Jesus got?
b. Let's remember that the only way to find happiness is not to expect gratitude--but to give for the joy of giving.
c. Let's remember that gratitude is a "cultivated" trait; so if we want our children to be grateful, we must train them to be grateful.
d. Count your blessings--not your troubles!
e. Let's not imitate others. Let's find ourselves and be ourselves, for "envy is ignorance" and "imitation is suicide."
f. When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
g. Let's forget our own unhappiness--by trying to create a little happiness for others. "When you are good to others, you are best to yourself."

Part Five
The perfect way to conquer worry


Part Six
How to keep from worrying about criticism

1. Unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealousy and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead dog.
2. Do the very best you can; and then put up your old umbrella and keep the rain of criticism from running down the back of your neck.
3. Let's keep a record of the fool things we have done and criticize ourselves. Since we can't hope to be perfect, let's do what E.H. Little did: let's ask for unbiased, helpful, constructive criticism.

Part Seven
Six ways to prevent fatigue and worry and keep your energy and spirits high

1. Rest before you get tired.
2. Learn to relax at your work.
3. Learn to relax at home.
4. Apply these four good workings habits:
a. Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.
b. Do things in the order of their importance.
c. When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts to make a decision.
d. Learn to organize, deputize, and supervise.
e. To prevent worry and fatigue, put enthusiasm into your work.
f. Remember, no one was ever killed by lack of sleep. It is worrying about insomnia that does the damage--not the insomnia.

Special thanks to Steven Morgan Friedman. Visit his notable site at

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thunder Kiss '65 by White Zombie

I just found out that Rob Zombie's song from his previous band White Zombie is sick! Man, gotta go dig some more Rob Zombie stuffs.

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