Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

~E.P. Powell

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.

~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy


First a thank you for mentor Tom Hill for sourcing these wonderful quotes!

I am grateful to so many and for so much in my life. In this context—to the Extraordinary Minute folks around the world—I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be in relationship and contribute in my small way to you. Your responses and expressions of interest in my speaking, writing and training work fill me with joy and satisfaction.

Wherever you are in the world, it is always a good time to express thanks for all of our blessings. Most of all for the blessing, the gift, that you are to yourself, your family, friends and colleagues, and to the greater community.

With love and respect,

Robert

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What Are You Worth?

“in doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom"

J. R. R. Tolkien

The giant assumption here is that we – man or woman – really experience our own worth. My personal experience is of denying my worth for many years; then fleetingly “owning it;” then becoming comfortable with my own value, the gift I represent in the world, most of the time.

For many of us, it seems to be an uneven process to simply “get” our unique, totally complete value in the world. The journey, whether it be short or long, is definitely worth some planning, commitment and, when those moments of aha come along, a lot of celebration.

Please let us know your thoughts about the journey.

With love and respect,

Robert

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Internet Fun

“The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life."

Andrew Brown

“Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet, and they won’t bother you for weeks.”

Unattributed

“ Geting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.”

Mitchell Kapor


These Extraordinary Minutes have been so serious lately that I thought we should just aim some pointless fun at the medium we use to communicate.

Got a favorite quip about the “net” or e mail or ??? Let us in on the joke by commenting below.

With love and respect,

Robert

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Commitment!


“Then where does your intention come from? Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.”

Benjamin Disraeli


“Commitment” is the last, and I believe the most important, of my “Eight Power Principles” home study program. (Available, of course, at http://www.ExtraordinaryBook.com)

When one makes the kind of commitment the former British Prime Minister is referring to here, any other real or perceived weakness can be overcome.

Please share your commitment examples!

With love and respect,

Robert

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