Think Daily Messages

June 24, 2016

Be nice

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

How do we deal with our enemies in the physical world or online?  Ignore them.

How do we make friends?  Say nice things about them.

What do you do?

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June 23, 2016

Follow people who are smarter than you.

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

The people we hang around have a huge impact on us.  

Who are you following/getting with/reading that is doing what you want to do?

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June 22, 2016

Keep a gratitude file

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When you get an email, note or card from someone who is thankful for what you have done for them, three-hole punch it and put it in a binder.  Writer Austin Kleon calls it a “Praise File”.  I call it my “Gratitude Book”.  

Not only does it make you want to do more of what people appreciate, but it can help you on your dark days to look back and see that you’ve done some good.

 

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June 21, 2016

Use Your Hands

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

“In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits!” – Lynda Barry, cartoonist.

Some of us use computers a lot.  Some use computers all the time.  But don’t forget the analog world we were made for.  Do things and create things you can feel, smell, and shape.  

Inspiration for the digital world comes from the physical, tactile world. 

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June 20, 2016

To learn is to be reminded

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

We know or have learned most all we need to know.  But we forgot.

We learned what was important, and it got covered up, camouflaged, and misfiled by so much of what is less important.

You know.  You just need to be reminded – and reminders will come.

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June 17, 2016

How to apologize well

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

1) Don’t wait.  (If you have, don’t wait anymore.)

2) Be sincere.

3) Use the right words.  Acknowledge their feelings, take ownership, assure them it will not happen again, and don’t use “if” or “but”.

4) Take action if necessary to make things right.

5) Don’t expect instant forgiveness.

 

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June 16, 2016

Let go of the Story

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

If you keep telling yourself that story, (the one about you, what happened, them, what’s impossible, limited options, etc.) then the story will be your reality.

If you want the story to change, let it go.  

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June 15, 2016

When your EGO takes over

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Your ego thrives in negative thinking.  It loves it.  Conflict, conspiracy, doom.  Your ego rises to “protect you”, when all it is doing is protecting itself by keeping the conflict going.

When you think positive, you chase that ego back, because it can’t do much with positive thinking; there’s no job for it there.

Living well is easier when we don’t have to fight the voice in our head that we think is us. 

 

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June 14, 2016

Spring out of bed!

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

If you can’t spring out of bed in the morning and face another day, it is because you have made yourself hard to lift.

What decisions do you need to make (that you know you need to, that you have been putting off)?

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June 13, 2016

Freedom and Responsibility

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Denying freedom destroys responsibility;

and denying responsibility destroys freedom.

If I want to be free, I must be responsible.

What about you?

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