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dennis

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on: March 22, 2012, 01:47:39 PM
Going through my files I came across this article I wrote a few years (7) back and I thought it appropriate to add it to the Forum. Let me know what you think of it, and how it applies to you personally. Enjoy.

Successful Life
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 02:09:00 PM
Dennis very well written, and so very true.
Thank you
Nina
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Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 06:27:12 PM
Dennis, if everyone lived by these standards and principles our world would be a much better place.

I hope your words of wisdom will bring success to many artists. 

Thank you!  You are respected, admired and loved.   :1hug:
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Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 07:12:39 PM
hear hear, words to live by, thanks Dennis
Linda


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Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 11:56:24 PM
Very Interesting Dennis.  O0
Wisdom and an open mind are forged over our life's passage of time. From these learned lessons we shape our path ahead and, pass on the best parts to future generations. But, in my experience, life isn't all rosey and, our plans can be scuppered easily.
Throughout my childhood I watched and experienced bad human behaviour and hypocrisy. I spent all those years wondering 'WHY'? Why are many people were so horrible, deceitful, jealous, greedy, selfish, nasty and, spitefully favour & protect their own? I wondered this for many years without understanding reasons, even into my early 20's. 
Millions of questions I never thought I'd get an explanation for until, one day, I came across a book called 'The Selfish Gene' by Richard Dawkins. This confirmed and accounted for everything I'd experienced in life, even to this day. It confirms and accounts for everything about the world in which we live, albeit not very pleasant in many respects. (I'm aware that Richard Dawkins is Agnostic and religious people despise this but, It's only his sharing that's helped me understand and, face the cruel reality of life).
We have choices in life for dignity and respect in the face of tyranny and financial pressures but, just like Dennis advices, it's our inner contentment that counts and, the buck of bad stops with each and every individual one of us, if we want it.
We can thread genuine altruism into the tapestry of life and shape a better place. A world that can be better in spite of our selfish gene traits.
In the grand scheme of things, who knows what's right?     
Thanks Dennis  :thankyou:
« Last Edit: March 23, 2012, 12:46:41 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 12:54:55 AM
Dennis  :thankyou:  Such a true and awesome article  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Everything in life has 2 sides...a positive and negative.  I told this little 'story' to my son (a few times already...especially when he gets so negative.  See he has a learning disorder and he gets extremely frustrated and demotivated).  I said to him> Look at a weed it is a pest (negative), yet when they flower ...the most beautiful flowers open up (positive).  So you always have a choice in life... to look at the positive and live positively or alternatively looking at the negative, live negatively and not succeeding.

Your article is an eye opener in many aspects, re-affirmation of a lot I know already...and a really great reminder.

This should go up on the studio wall...as a constant reminder of what we want to achieve...and how to achieve it...by following this set of rules.
 
Leana

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Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 03:00:37 AM
Leana, I like your promotion of positives! The weed is a great example :clap: :clap:
« Last Edit: March 23, 2012, 10:43:23 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 09:38:19 AM
 ;)  :thankyou: Tony glad you think so.  :clap:
Leana

"Good art is a form of Prayer.  It's a way to say what is not sayable." ~ Frederich Busch

"Art is not just ornamental, an enhancement of life, but a path in itself, a way out of the predictable and conventional, a map to selfdiscovery." ~ Gabrielle Roth


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Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 10:14:07 AM
Dennis, your article is exactly what I needed to read today.

Thank you for such , encouraging, edifying and wise words.


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Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 07:52:58 AM
Thank you Dennis, wonderful article, well written.  :clap:

I should like with your permission, to send this to my son. He can use all the uplifting he can get at this time.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 09:24:48 AM
You certainly may, Val. Anyone else may do so as well - free to distribute or pass on O0
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Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 10:32:37 AM
Outstanding article Dennis!  Thank you for sharing with us.
Kelley


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Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 11:35:49 AM
One more time,  :thankyou:

I spent 20+ years working with some of the most damaged people, the relapse prone alcoholic addict.  All where in some way survivors of trauma,  in EVERY case, those who could /would change their beliefs, got and stayed clean and sober!   

Henry Ford was right!, What I believe determines my life. What most of us are not taught is that what I believe is a choice!

Dennis, again  :thankyou:
Brian


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Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012, 06:48:12 PM
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What most of us are not taught is that what I believe is a choice!

Actually, every single action - great or small - is a choice (decision). Everyone of us are constantly in "self-talk" mode - do I turn left or right; must I pick up the spoon now; must I park the car in the garage now or later;what must I eat first, the potato or the beans?

The problem is this: we have to live with whatever choice we make - right or wrong. The position each one us are in today is the result of choices made in the past. No one else to blame but ourselves. :eek:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 11:04:31 PM
Very good, Dennis!  If everyone had such a philosophy of life, what a wonderful world we would all live in!  When I was teaching I would always ask, "Is this your best work?" More often than not, it wasn't, so I didn't accept it until it was improved upon.  Today's work world seems to major in mediocrity and maximum pay for minimal output.  Who will be role models for the children?

How blessed Nolan is that God gave him the right father!  God bless your family!


 

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