“One day, a student of Socrates asked his venerable teacher how to become wise. Socrates led the student to a nearby lake and the two entered the water. Then, he held the student’s head under the surface as the frantic young man fought wildly. Finally, Socrates freed him. The young man gasped and gulped. Socrates watched calmly and said, “When you desire wisdom with the same intensity that you desire to breathe, then nothing will stop you from getting it.”
Socrates is right, the motivation to succeed comes from within us.
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- The Triple-Filter Test (barefootpreachr.org)
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I’ve chosen this story to share with you today to illustrate how I feel about your absence in my blogosphere. I pray that you are blessed, as I am by your support and comments.
An old man living in Alaska had lost all of his friends and family, and he felt sad to think that he was left alone. He began to wonder whether he should leave and start a new life in another village. But he worried, “If I paddle away to another village and the people there see that I am alone, they may think that I’ve run away from my own village because I was accused of some disgraceful thing.” Instead, he thought that he would go off by himself into the forest.
While this man was traveling along the woods the thought occurred to him to go to the bears and let the bears kill him. The village was at the mouth of a large salmon creek, so he went over to the creek early in the morning until he found a bear trail and lay down across the end of it. He thought that when the bears came out along this trail they would find and kill him.
By and by, as he lay there, he heard the bushes breaking and saw a large number of grizzly bears coming along. The largest bear led the rest, and the tips of his hairs were white. Then the old man became frightened. He suddenly realized he did not want to die a hard death and imagined himself being torn to pieces among the bears. So when the leading bear came up to him, he stood up and announced: “I have come to invite you to a feast.”
At that the bear’s fur stood straight up, and the old man thought that he was done for, but he spoke again Continue reading
Thought you (my readers and bloggy buddies) might be interested in this blog posted today. Share your tips and lets see what we think are the TOP 3!
The Best Blogging Tips. By Paul Steinbeck
As we continue our State of the Blogging Universe Series, today we shift from issues having to do with the set-up of a blog to blogging itself. In the next 3 posts I’m going to write about my absolute top 3 blogging tips.
Before I reveal what those tips are, I wanted to hear from other bloggers, so I asked people to send me their best blogging tips via Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to those of you who responded with your tips!
Here are those blogging tips:
- Write about what you know, what you’ve experienced, or what you feel…not what’s popular. –Kevin Weatherby
- Be sincerely interested in people. Don’t ACT sincerely interested. BE sincerely interested. @JoePote01
- Always follow your heart and be honest with yourself, as well as with everyone else.@lanakaydove
- When blogging, try to finish with an action step for the reader to encourage Continue reading