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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday - Something to think about . . . .






"One day, a construction worker opens up his lunch box at noon break and unwraps his sandwich to find that it contains sardines. He gets really upset and complains loudly to everyone around him about how much he hates sardines.

The next day, the same thing happens: a sardine sandwich. Again, the construction worker shouts and complains about how much he hates sardines for lunch.

The third day it happens again. By this time, his fellow workers are getting fed up with his loud complaining. One of them leans over and says to him, “If you hate sardines so much, why don’t you tell your wife to make you some other kind of sandwich?”

The construction worker turns to the fellow and says, “Oh, I’m not married. I make my own lunches!”

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Now, I’m sure you got the crucial point that Brian Tracy was driving across - You need to take personal responsibility for everything that’s happening in your life!

Quit complaining! You’re earning exactly the amount you’re earning today because of the choices you have made. You’re in the type of relationships you are in because of the exact same reason…
There’s no point beating yourself over what has already happened though. Think about it… The fact that you now realize that you ”make your own lunch” only means that you can choose to make better lunches for yourself in the future, right?

So what new delicacies are you going to cook up for yourself, in your life? "

This blog was from:
http://richgrad.com/


I thought this was an interesting post - so I wanted to share it with you!


So many times I complain and then when I really give it some thought - I have no one to blame but me.


What about you?


"Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozey, and don't be afraid to hit the ball."– Billie Jean King



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24 comments:

Thisisme. said...

The story about the construction worker was so funny! DOH! I shall aim to make better lunches for myself in the future! Have a super weekend over there. I understand that everyone is getting their barbecues out and dusting off their patio furniture!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I try really hard to keep complaining in check.

Hey, I'm not sure about the Internet Explorer glitch you're having on my blog. No one else has mentioned it - so far.

Sandra said...

Hey CC, if I don't complain, WHAT will I talk about?? ha ha
you are so right about taking responsibility for our actions and for what is going on in our lives. a lot of the time what happens is a direct result of something dumb we did. even if LIFE falls on us, we can still take responsibility for how we handle it.

Flora said...

Funny...and something to think about

Ann said...

Very enlightening. Makes me think of that Casey (her last name escapes me) that is blaming her Father for her killing her daughter. Your sandwich joke is so cute.
Ann

....Petty Witter said...

Interesting indeed - I so agree about personal responsibility.

Jackie said...

What I hear you saying is...if I don't want to feel like a frumpy woman at noon today, I should stop blogging and get busy doing some stuff around here! :) It's up to me as to the kind of Saturday I'm gonna have! Thanks for the reminder!

Jeanie said...

We can think about the road not taken, but this is so right....our lives are built on the choices we make.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie I was just thinking about my life and the choices I have made. Sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes downright destructive. I have learned from and them all and would not be the person I am today without them. I sometimes think there are things I would change but then would I be where I am now? Good or Bad, it is what it is! Love you!
Linda

Home In The Hollow said...

Vision & action can change your world! It's changing mine and we haven't even gotten there yet!...:)JP

DeanO said...

I'd have to say I'm pretty darn bold...cuz I make lots of doozey's!!! :)

Shanda said...

Thank you for the reminder! I complain far too much.

Ginny said...

Your new animated signature is adorable!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

EvaMarie Sa said...

Like the story about the worker :-)
Some interesting food for thought's in here today...and it's so true we need to take responsibility for our actions...we're the only ones to blame for the choices we make!
Have a lovely weekend, hope the weather is good over there. Been out most of the day today, now it'll be a chillaxing evening...take care my friend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, We live in a 'who can we blame' society... Nobody wants to take responsibility for themselves. It comes from all walks of life and all ages--starting with our stupid government (which just needs to get out of our faces and leave us alone).

The older generation --one my parents and inlaws are/were in worked hard and never asked for a dime. They accepted responsibility themselves --and never blamed others for anything which happened.

People in this country today place the blame wherever they can and in the process they 'expect' others to do for them and take care of them... GADS!

I could go on and on--but won't.... Good post.. Cute story!!!!

Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Oh, that was a good one. No more complaining about those sardine sandwiches! Ha ha hahahah Good one. Susan

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I like the Billie Jean King quote but isn't it hard to follow?!?!?! Nice blog again today - always brings a smile.

Ann said...

I have to complain at least a little bit every now and then otherwise I build up too much steam and when that happens I explode :)
My boss always tells me there's no sense in getting mad because you have to get over it

Shanae Branham said...

That's great advice. I think personal responsibility should be everyone's motto in life. If it were, this world world be a much better place. I have made it a goal to have my teenagers stop complaining about each other this summer. I just plain out am not allowing it. They get three strikes and then either time out or they owe me a job! It seems to be working, but I am only on day 3 of summer vacation. I hope I can keep it up.... It takes consistency. You can pray for me on that one.
Cheers,
Shanae

That corgi :) said...

I totally agree with what you said, Sandie, with the choices and us not not complaining about them because often we have made them; it was kind of like when son got in trouble with the law, that was his choice to break the law, so he had to live with the consequences of it, no matter if they seemed "fair" or not (I reminded him a lot about that too, LOL). But as you know, currently I'm somewhere I didn't want to be, let me feelings made known about it, still here.....so it is hard not to complain because my choice wasn't really truly to be here....(I still wonder how it came to be, LOL, but yet I'm here.......)

hoping tomorrow is a better one for you and things work out good and you get to do something very special with someone very special!

betty

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Yea I get that a lot. I have to take the blame for all my mistakes even the ones I made 40 years ago.lol sometimes its no fun. But I do not complain to anyone else about my mistakes I keep it to myself. Trish

LADY JANE said...

LOL...adorable joke Sandie...Ewwwwwwwww.....Sardines? I posted girl...come peek at my Rocker Babe! Hope you are having a safe fun Memorial Day weedednd...Cubbies game today...Talk at you later!

Doris Sturm said...

"Ditto"!!!!!!

Sandy said...

yes..great post and so true...i can relate...

now i must go whip myself cause some of my choices, ouch...

but then some of them - great..four sons, eight grandkids.. I did something right.