Think Daily by Larry Janesky
The wrong road?

"No matter how far down the wrong road you are, turn back." - Turkish Proverb Is there an area of your life where you are going down the wrong road?  Going farther won't help.   Turn back today.

A Scout is…

Trustworthy Loyal  Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent This is the Scout Law.  I learned this there.  And now that I think of it, I don't recall any discussion of being "loyal" or "trustworthy" or "brave" in school.  And since people don't learn these things in school, where…

Thinking problems = Problems

When you don't think right, you make the wrong decisions, say the wrong things to the wrong people and do things that cause undesirable results.  When you don't think right you cause problems for yourself.  When you have these problems, you can blame it on someone else if you like,…

Excel at Arithmetic

Most times it is not complex algorithms or equations we need to know to get ahead - it's basic math.  To succeed at personal finance you can't follow the crowd and popular wisdom.  You need to know when "that don't add up!" Credit card debt.  Mortgage interest.  Taxes.  Investments.  Income.  Expenses.  …

Practice enough

Practice enough so you can get it right, then practice enough that you can't make a mistake. Mastery requires lots and lots of practice.

Don’t compete with the wrong people

If you try to look good by making your teammates look bad, you have it wrong. If your goal is to compete and win over your teammates, you can never influence them, and they will not want to cooperate with you.    The competition is the other team, not yours.   …

Controlling Yourself

Is a good life possible without self-discipline?   We all have impulses and desires.  But if we follow them as they arise, we will not wind up in a good place.  Think of people you know who live marred or unhappy lives.  I bet lack of self-control is at the root…

"Character is Destiny"

"Character is Destiny" - Heroclitis Lots of people are smarter than you. But if they don't have the character to back it up, they can't succeed like you can.   Which would you rather be - super talented but have inconsistent or dubious character, or be of average talent and high…

Generate Energy

A power plant doesn't have energy, it generates it.   Enthusiasm, motion, focus - it comes from inside you, not outside. Are you generating enough energy?

Neck-top computer

You have a laptop.  You have a smartphone.  But don't forget - you are the human-in-charge.  All of that other stuff is to serve you and help you be the best version of you that you can.  

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