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Peptalk: Set your vision – Paul Arden

Without having a goal | Paul Arden | lizniland.com

I’ve just last week started reading the ol’ (literally old; it was written in the 1930s!) “How to win friends and influence people” after my new manager gifted me a copy. Even though the capital of China is still Peking in this book, it’s still incredibly relevant. Our means of communication have changed but our motivators are essentially still the same.

Paul Arden’s book “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be” – the source of the above quote – jumped out at me quite a few years ago but I thought it was going to be a motivational self help book. It wasn’t, so I left it on my shelf. (I think I needed an Eat Pray Love scenario. *insert eye roll* )

With “How to win friends” on my mind, I picked this book back up recently realising it’s far more interesting to me now. Regardless of whether you’re focusing on nailing one big goal or are honing in on your core desired feelings, aiming for something gives you a test for success, a soundboard for big decisions and basically, a reason to keep on keeping on.

x Liz

Photo note: Taken on my iPhone.

Tweet of the week

“Confine yourself to the present.”
– Marcus Aurelius

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Tweet of the day

“If something doesn’t happen the way you want or on your timetable, don’t get disappointed, the Universe is cookin’ up somethin better for ya.”

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Let us lay in the sun

Let us lay in the sun

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Little Wayne thinks the bible is “deep”

Ah rappers.

Fresh out of the slammer, Little Wayne has told reporters (via SMH) that during his (eight) months behind bars he devoured plenty of books including biographies of fellow performers Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, and Anthony Kiedis. One addition to his library check-out though really blew him away. Yes, Lil’ Wayne kicked back in the big house with a copy of the bible.

When asked what he thought of the tome, the rapper said that while he thought it was “deep”, it also had some “cool” moments:

“It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be dissing Jesus, and then he ends up being a saint. That was cool.”

And with conjugal visits off the menu, he also had the chance to become a mad Uno player. So mad in fact that his fellow jailbirds would sneak off to play without him.

“They’d be like, ‘Oh, we thought you were asleep,’,” Wayne said. He would reply: “Like you can’t look inside my cell and see that I’m right there! We ain’t got no doors!”

“I’d bust a n—-‘s ass at Uno. We gamble for phone time. I’d take n—-‘s commissary: Lemme get them cookies, lemme get them chips, get that soup.”

Given Little Wayne’s time was served for gun offenses, hopefully he keeps using the Uno deck as his best weapon.

Ah rappers. Let this be a lesson kids: stay in school.

Tweet of the day

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

– Epictetus

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“To acquire love, fill yourself up with it until you become a magnet.”
– Charles Haanel

Keep smiling


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“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them – are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up becuase if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

-Marilyn Monroe

No day but today

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Words from the wise…

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

– Marilyn Monroe