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2016-10-04

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Quote: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

Quoted by Tim Fargo

Before I started to comment on the above-noted quote, I did a bit of search. It turned out that the quote was not from Mark Twain, even though this is the most misquoted quote on the internet.

Anyway, it is like argue about the beliefs of various religions, there’s no right or wrong. We believe what we believe. It doesn’t make sense to clear cut whose is right and whose is wrong, just like the proverb “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”, and, we do not need to figure out where this one came from. Let’s focus on what we want rather than analyze the causes.

I don’t need to wait for twenty years to feel disappointed about certain things that I didn’t do. There are quite a few. However, if I merge myself into the disappointments, I will never be satisfied again, because I know I am making decisions that I might feel disappointed later on. So how can I be satisfied again? After continuous reading, I know that when we own our decisions, when we take the responsibility to say “This is my choice.”, we are empowering ourselves to get out of the pity party and start a new page. My take away is if we can’t let go of the past, we can’t own our present, or dream our future.

I am still able to dream, because I haven’t lost control of my life. Even though I might not be where I want to be, at least, I am better than the “I” from yesterday.

Thank you for sharing, Tim.

Happy Attitude Nourish Harvest!

Hanh Consulting – Move People

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2016-10-03

When there is silence, give your voice.

When there is darkness, shine your light.

When there is desperation, offer hope.

– Tim Fargo @alphabetsuccess

Starting from ourselves is an empowering way to take actions and an inspiring way to keep it up. It is not what we experience in life that determines our fate, because it is out of our control; it is how we react to what life throws at us that determines the kind of life we are living. It works on ourselves, as well as on how we treat other people.

Instead of complaining about darkness, why not make us the fireflies, lighting up the dark nights with our dim light, like Jim Stovall did. He became blind due to a genetic illness. Withdrawal from an active athlete with promising future, life gave him the toughest blow we could ever imagine. Stepping out of his cocoon, he created Narrative Television Network to shine light into the life of the blind.

Instead of being drawn down in the POW camp, James Stockdale injected hope to the lives of his peers. It was not positive thinking, but the hope of having control of your life. “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”

Thank you for your inspiration, Tim.

Happy Attitude Nourish Harvest!

Hanh Consulting – Move People

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