JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Thriving on change

Thursday September 10, 2009 #154

“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” 

~J. Paul Getty

The times we live in are unique in our lifetimes and require a new way of thinking.  Individuals, enterprises and communities that are prospering are those not relying on experience and working harder at what used to bring success or solve problems.  They are the ones who thrive on change, and thrill at uncovering new ideas and ways of thinking.  Are you relying on your “experience” to work through the challenges of our current day?  Or are you staying hungry and thriving on change?

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Optimism with action

Tuesday September 8, 2009 #153

“Optimism, unaccompanied by personal effort, is merely a state of mind, and not fruitful.” 

~E Curtis

I admire people who remain positive in the face of adversity, who always see the cup as half-full.  But if they stop there and put no action behind their positivity, my admiration stops as well.  Only those who combine their optimism with action deserve admiration for they can change the world.

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A better destination

Thursday September 3, 2009 #152

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”

 ~Jim Rohn

It is time to make a change from a bad habit or from moving in a direction that is clearly not producing the result you need.  You haven’t made the change yet because the habit is hard to break and/or you’ve invested so much in the direction you’ve been heading that you can’t imagine how you can move to a different path now.  But today you will realize that the only thing you have to change is your direction.  That can be done instantly.  Now.  You’re now on the way to a new and better destination.

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Upward and onward

Tuesday September 1, 2009 #151

“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.” 

~Elizabeth Harrison

It is a common human reaction to our own feelings of self-doubt to find faults in others, to look for and call out the negative, to point out how we are better than others.  In so doing, we create a comparison that makes us feel better about ourselves.  Unfortunately, this path not only tears others down, it damages us in the process and only proves the assumption of self-doubt.  Instead, embark on a path of seeing and calling out the positives in others and soon you will find that not only will these people reach higher heights, you too will build your own confidence and sense of well being.

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