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Motivational Monday – Dec 16th, 2013

A simple quote today to begin the week with.

Life is not about finding yourself, but creating yourself.
–George Bernard Shaw

When you think about it, George Bernard Shaw had it right. The question is asked, “What do you want to make of yourself?” We don’t think much about creating ourselves, but isn’t make just another word for create? What steps can you take to create yourself this week?

What do you want to create of yourself?

Motivational Monday – Dec 9th, 2013

I do these Motivational Monday posts to try and give the week a positive outlook. In the field of computer software, there is a lot of negativity; my goal with these posts is to hopefully have some niceness on the internet, and be a reprieve from the trolls and frustrations in our job.

This weeks motivational thought comes from The Iron Giant: You are who you choose to be.

Who you are is up to you, and nobody else. Don’t let someone else tell you that you can’t do something. Don’t let yourself tell you that you aren’t good enough. You have the power to override that negative voice programed into your head; you can choose who you want to be. Find your inner-Superman and choose that.


Motivational Monday – Dec 2nd, 2013

In honor of Thanksgiving this past week, today’s motivational thought comes from Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant.

And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in
singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out. They may think it’s an
organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said
fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and
walking out. And friends they may thinks it’s a movement.

And that’s what it is, the Alice’s Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and
all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come’s around on the

With all of the power we have in today’s age, all of the different social networks we all belong to, both digital and in person, imagine what kind of movements we can start. Even if it is something as simple as getting 49 of your friends to join you in waiting to hold the door open for someone with their hands full who is the other side of the parking lot; giving a thank you smile, handshake, or even buying a hot chocolate to the person who is volunteering to spend their time in the cold ringing the bell for The Salvation Army.

What movement can we start to help make this world a better place?

In closing:
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant
Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant


Motivational Monday – Nov 25, 2013

I came across this as a highlighted item on youtube, and thought it would be a good thing to share going into Thanksgiving week for those who are in the USA. For those readers outside the USA, the message still holds true just as much.

Kid President’s 20 Things We Should Say More Often

Let us each share this with those we know, and even those we don’t, and help those things get said more often.

Here is to a fantastic week!