May 24, 2023
BG’s Positively Speaking
A Change Of Mind!
One of the most essential steps in being successful in any area of life is changing the way we think…changing our minds. Sounds simple enough. But it’s one of the primary reasons people don’t achieve the things they want to do.
If we want to improve or change where we are, we must first change how we think. Changing the way we think will change how we feel; this, in turn, will transform our actions. It is in the steps we take that the secret to all success is held. We need to feed new information into our minds to make that happen. We cannot move ahead by using only the knowledge we now possess; after all, “If we think as we’ve always thought, we will get what we’ve always got.”
How do we get this new knowledge?
- Discipline ourselves to read for at least 15 minutes every day. Not the latest novel from the bestseller list, but something that will expand our minds and increase our knowledge. Ones that will help us through the difficult task of changing.
- Associate with people achieving their objectives in life; find out how they do it, ask questions and learn from them.
- Listen to people with a positive outlook through audio and video CDs, DVDs, seminars and books.
You may be saying, “I don’t have the time.” However, the truth is that you want what change brings but not the extra effort it takes. For years I only allowed myself to absorb the knowledge and skills that maintained where I was. Until I opened myself to making the extra effort to move myself forward. To change your life, you must make an effort to ….
Change Your Mind!
Ladies: Good luck sending mixed messages to your husband. He doesn’t even understand the direct ones.
Men: If you need a new can opener, buy one. Just don’t give it to your wife for her birthday.
Editors Quote Book
“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
A Helpful Book
Wanting to get the students more involved in their studies. A teacher asked the class, “What book has helped you most in your life?” When Justin, the brightest student in the class, indicated he would like to answer, the teacher was more than pleased. “Go ahead, Justin,” said the teacher. “Well, the book that has helped me the most is my father’s Chequebook!”
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Two primary objectives can be accomplished if you apply your efforts logically and in sequence. Look before you leap.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Things contributing to your feeling of security are coming together. Be patient, and all will be revealed.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Your charisma and dynamic qualities will ensure that you will not be left behind wherever you may go.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Two people interested in you may have something beneficial to offer. You function exceptionally well in group situations.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: You will gain much more by staying in the background. Keep in touch, but maintain a low profile.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your best efforts show in creative endeavours. Try to find things to do that are useful as well as creative.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your restless urges could be calmed with the help of a friend. Find someone on the same wavelength as you.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your ambitions will be advanced by avoiding distractions. Keep your focus on what you want to achieve.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your current financial situation appears to be OK but not great. Keep that in mind when discussing finances.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: No immediate dividends come from helping someone you like. That will change; what goes around comes around.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: It’s time for you to be a good listener. You may hear a great idea that matches your thinking.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Avoid committing to activities that restrict you. You will be more effective as a free agent.
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Andy: “I have the perfect son.” Bill: “Does he smoke?” Andy: “No, he doesn’t.” Bill: “Does he drink whiskey?” Andy: No, he doesn’t. Bill: Does he ever come home late? Andy: No, he doesn’t. Bill: I guess you really do have the perfect son. How old is he?
Andy: He will be six months old next Wednesday.
The Words We Use
“Wear your heart on your sleeve” is used casually to convey that we are showing our intimate emotions openly and honestly. Why are we “wearing” our emotions? And on our sleeve? First, we should look to the earliest recorded use of the phrase in Shakespeare’s Othello. The dishonest and villainous Iago speaks to his confederate Rodrigo: “……… / But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve / For daws [birds] to peck at: ……..”. This is a compelling image of Iago’s belief that when he feels that his heart is openly revealed, he will become vulnerable to attack. But why the idea of a heart on a sleeve?
Quite possibly, it originated in medieval jousts. In the Middle Ages, sleeves referred to a part of a garment covering the arm and a piece of armour for protecting the arm. When jousting, knights would often dedicate their performance to a lady of the court and wear something of hers, such as a scarf or ribbon, around their sleeve of armour, which indicated to the tournament’s spectators which lady the knight favoured. This chivalrous and affectionate gesture may be the source of the saying, “Wear your heart on your sleeve.”
John to boss: ‘So many people have been replaced by machines that I am worried I might be next.”.
Boss to John: “You don’t need to worry, they haven’t invented a machine that does nothing.”
Good To Go
A man was taken to hospital after being hit in the head with a can of Coke. After a thorough examination, he was cleared to go home; the doctor said he was alright because it was a soft drink.
The Uneducated Robber
A bank robber pulls out a gun and points it at the teller, saying, “Give me all the money or you’re geography!” The puzzled teller replies, “Did you mean to say ‘or you’re history?'” The robber says, “Don’t change the subject!”
Bob: ” I just fell off a 50 ft ladder.” Jim: “Oh my Goodness, are you OK?”
Bob: “Yeah it’s a good thing I was only on the first rung when I fell off.”
The Last Word
Whatever you do this week, do it with the confidence of
a 4-year-old wearing a Batman T-Shirt
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