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Your convenience could be your disadvantage…

Your convenience could be your disadvantage, because convenience is comfort, and comfort is an enemy of progress…

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Cats In The Cradle

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew
He’d say, I’m gonna be like you, dad
You know I’m gonna be like you

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today
I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
Said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m gonna be like him

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
Son, I’m proud of you
Can you sit for a while?
He shook his head, and he said with a smile
What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later
Can I have them please?

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

I’ve long since retired and my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, I’d like to see you if you don’t mind
He said, I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time
You see, my new job’s a hassle, and the kid’s got the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

~ Harry Chapin

Njira ikura igiaga ime kwina riua ~ Kikuyu proverb

njira ikura igiaga ime kwina riua ( mundu ukura datungaga wao )

persistent resistance to advice is the road to misery


this is a Kikuyu proverb promoting adherence to counsel and being susceptible to instructions.

Spontaneous

YOLO => “you only live once” or in Latin, “carpe diem” (“seize the day“). We live when we risk…of course accountably and thoughtfully!
You never know how marvelous and talented you are, you never know what skills you can learn.

Financial Independence Quotes


Don’t sell out your virtues, values and principles to the pursuit of your goals ~ Jim Rohn


Wages will make you a living, profits will make you a fortune ~ Jim Rohn


The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender ~ Proverbs 22:7


Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo


 

Accomplishment

+he who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.

~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

Time-Cheating, Life University Strategies

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For those fellas who still hold the intention of going back to school but complain of lack of time and money, here are some time-cheating, “life university” strategies.

  1. Driving University: Listen to audio books or financial news radio while stuck in traffic. Traffic nuisances transformed to education.
  2. Exercise University: Absorb books, podcasts, and magazines while exercising at the gym. In between sets, on the treadmill, or on the stationary bike, exercise is transformed to education.
  3. Waiting University: Bring something to read with you when you anticipate a painful wait: Airports, doctor’s offices, and your state’s brutal motor vehicle department. Don’t sit there and twiddle your thumbs— learn!
  4. Toilet University: Never throne without reading something of educational value. Extend your “sit time” (even after you finish) with the intent of learning something new, every single day. Toilet University is the best place to change learn, since it occurs daily and the time expenditure cannot be avoided. This means the return on your time investment is infinite! Toilet time transformed to education. 
  5. Jobbing University: If you can, read during work downtimes. Dead-end jobs transformed to education.
  6. TV-Time University: Can’t wean yourself off the TV? No problem; put a television near your workspace and simultaneously work your plan while the TV does its thing. Watching transformed to work and education.

Think about the time you already use. How many hours do you waste in the trivialities of life? This time doesn’t need to be lost, or wasted.

To start, choose a topic that interests you or an area in your life that needs improvement. Not good at sales or writing? Get to the library and start reading. I can’t stress enough that the more knowledge you consume, the more torque you create.

Source: The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime – MJ DeMarco – Google Books

Casual

You go in life casually, you might end up a casualty. Comfort is a beginning of losing stability. Life is too short to live miserable, either way, you can’t get out of life alive, so you had better spent your time in the field fighting for what you believe. The healthiest eyes shed tears.

The Purpose – Passion, Service, Happiness and Wealth

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When you realize your purpose, the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it (~ Paulo Coelho ). Your passion if often linked to your purpose (~ John c. Maxwell). A fulfilling purpose must mean to selflessly serve others (~Robin Sharma). You can do important work if you do not become self-important; you can do several things as easily as one if you leave yourself out (~  Urantia book).  The fruits of living your purpose shall be Happiness and wealth. True happiness is rooted inside as a great contentment with life and an appreciative perspective toward the diversity of life (~McKabue). Complete wealth entails family, fitness and freedom (~MJ DeMarco)

…don’t take it personal. don’t ask why did this  have to happen to me…

…life is like an onion you have to peel it one layer at a time and sometimes you cry. life’s going to slapped you around and don’t take it personal. don’t ask why did this  have to happen to me. why not you? who would you suggest? you want to give us some name? some email addresses? and don’t tell everybody 80% don’t care and 20% glad is you…