There Are No Stupid Questions… There ARE Stupid People Asking Questions…

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Questions… everyone has them…

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  • Would a fly that loses its wings be called a walk?
  • Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
  • Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?
  • Why get even when you can get odd?
  • Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
  • Why do they report power outages on TV?
  • Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive‑up ATM?
  • Why do they call it the Department of Interior when they are in charge of everything outdoors?
  • Why do scientists call it research when looking for something new?
  • Why call them ‘Apartments’ since they’re all together?
  • Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
  • Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
  • When two airplanes almost collide why do they call it a near miss? It sounds like a near hit to me!!
  • When companies ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in?
  • Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled at them would they still grow, only to be troubled and insecure?
  • If you’re in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?
  • If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height, what would happen?
  • If you ate pasta and antipasti, would you still be hungry?
  • If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
  • If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan?
  • If all those psychics know the winning lottery numbers, why are they all still working?
  • Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?
  • If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong?
  • If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?
  • If 7‑11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
  • How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
  • How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?
  • Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
  • Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

But are all questions worth asking?

Are you asking the right questions?

Does it matter if you’re answering the wrong questions?

 

So… Ask the Right Questions… it does matter.

What Does Tenacity Look Like?

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Tenacity
te·nac·i·ty-     təˈnasədē/         noun
1. the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip.
ex: “the sheer tenacity of the limpet
2. the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.
ex: “the tenacity of certain myths within the historical record”
3. the quality or fact of being very determined; determination.
ex: “you have to admire the tenacity of these two guys”
So which are you?
Are you just holding on as tight as you can? Good… Character causes us to hold tight to what’s most important.
Are you just by enough each day to exist? Sometimes it’s all we can do.  It’s quiet courage.
Or are you one of the very special… those with determination, with grit.  This is the stuff heroes are made of.
This is the person who says,
“I will do more than what’s EASY
I will do more than just make an EFFORT
I will go beyond everyone’s EXPECTATIONS…”
TENACITY… Show it, be it, live it.
It’s the life, the choices and the legacy of champions.

This weekend… Step into your DESTINY

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Destiny

This weekend… 

Read something that stirs your soul.  Watch something that makes you cry. Kiss someone that ignites your passion.

Taste something that drives your taste buds mad. Seek out the invigorating scents of summer, count the stars in the eastern sky, stroke the hair of your child while they sleep, make that call or visit you’ve been avoiding.  

Bow your head in prayer and lift your soul in worship as your spirit touches the heart of the One who made you
Spend this weekend becoming what you’ve always been meant to be.  

Come fully alive.

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Impact Earth - meteor in route collisionIn the movie Armageddon, the President of the United States is talking to NASA scientist Dan Truman, played by Billy Bob Thornton, about the approaching asteroid. Let’s listen in…

President: What is this thing?

Truman: It’s an asteroid, sir.

President: How big are we talking?

Scientist: Sir, our best estimate is 97.6 billion.

Truman: It’s the size of Texas, Mr. President.

President: Dan, we didn’t see this thing coming?

Truman: Well, our object collision budget’s about a million dollars a year. That allows us to track about three percent of the sky, and begging your pardon, sir, but it’s a big-ass sky.

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An Awfully Big Adventure

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“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” Kevin Aucoin

How would you like to live… really live?

Can I make a suggestion?

  1. STOP WHAT YOUR DOING, NOW.Big Adventure
  2. MAKE A LIST OF 3 AWESOME THINGS YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE BEFORE YOU DIE…
  3. ADD TO YOUR LIST 3 REALLY COOL THINGS YOU’D LIKE TO OWN…
  4. CONTINUE WITH YOUR LIST BY ADDING 3 FUN PLACES YOU’D LOVE TO VISIT…
  5. FINALLY, ADD 3 AMAZING THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO FOR SOMEONE ELSE…

I can’t really see your list but if you did it, I can guarantee you it’s an awesome list of stuff!  Now here are the final two things to add to your list to finish it out…

  1. PICK ONE THING TODAY YOU CAN DO TOWARDS MAKING SOMETHING ON THAT LIST A REALITY…
  2. REPEAT #6 ON A DAILY BASIS.

Stop making excuses… “to live would be an awfully big adventure!” (Robin Williams as Peter Pan)  

Go have an adventure! 

 

 

Spiders Up Your Nose

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A Close MouthHave you ever been talking, and had a bug fly into your mouth?  I have, and it’s disgusting!  You’re enjoying a chat with a friend on the patio of a restaurant, and out of no where “BAM!” a fly, gnat or other bug dive bombs your tonsils!  YUCK!  Sometimes our lives in general are like that.  We’re just bopping along, and “WHAMO!”, it’s some problem, confrontation or catastrophic event gets shoved down our throat!  What can we do?

You could just keep your mouth shut permanently, but that’s not a good option.  Timing is really critical though to minimize bugs and problems using us for a landing strip.  The Bible tells us that there is “a time to speak, and time to remain silent.”  If you’re great a sensing when it’s a good time to speak up or not, super!  If you’re not, find people who will help you learn this skill, and mentor you in the process!

Although the myth of “everyone swallows up to 8 spiders per year in their sleep” has been debunked, it’s true that we there are things that happen all the time that are beyond our control… things like spiders crawling up your nose!  Just kidding!  But things like changing bosses, shifting responsibilities and layoffs are a part of life, and way beyond your ability to control them.  So learn to roll with the punches (or insects) life throws at you!  Don’t let the stuff in life that’s beyond your control, control you.

Finally, remembering that our “off” times should be just that… times to relax and let go.  You could stay up all night long, every night trying to protect yourself against tonsil diving spiders.  You could refuse to converse with others any time you’re outside, as a way of minimizing your chances of ingesting a June bug.  Neither of those ideas are good ideas, or productive for you long term.  Neither is allowing the pressures of your job or business to ruin your family time or your own personal relaxation away from work.  Take the time to genuinely detach and relax when you’re off.  The gnats, spiders and June bugs will take care of themselves!

P.S.: Enjoy the following public service poster that helps you identify and how to deal with the various kinds of spiders!

spiders

Where do your limits begin?

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A Horizon… it’s that place out there where Heaven seems to touch the Earth.  4Vision Ends

Do you dream about what’s on the horizon? Beyond?  No matter whether you’re the owner of a small business, or an employee in a large corporation, “dreaming” should be a part of your job description.  More than that, it needs to be ingrained and become a very significant part of what makes you, well… YOU.
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