WEEK 127

In "The Road Less Traveled" Dr. M. Scott Peck states that there are 4 attributes that the 3% of people who are committed to self improvement have:

1) Dedication to the truth.

2)Self responsibility

3)Dedication to long term gratification



The majority of people latch onto the concept that other people became "more successful" than them because the others were:

1)Born into wealth

2)Are a different race/religion/ethnicity

3)Know people

4)Were lucky(they don't agree with the thought that "the harder I work, the luckier I get")

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Of course it has nothing to do with their being lazy.


Instead of embracing self responsibility and latching onto Lou Holtz's life conclusion that:

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it

They choose to curse G-d for the bad hand they were dealt which made it "essentially impossible" for them to be successful.

They don't reach the conclusion that "I can't believe G-d put us on this planet to become ordinary"- instead they choose to make thoughts

 like"I can't breathe" their life's central montra. They do this to the delight of LeBron James and Al Sharpton.


Onto the quotes

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
— George S. Patton
My mind’s my kingdom.
— Francis Quarles
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined
— Leo Rosten
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
— Audrey Hepburn
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
— Audrey Hepburn
All the art of living lives in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
— Havelock Ellis
I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.
— Louis Nizer
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great
— John D. Rockefeller

-- perhaps this is why he was John D. Rockefeller and I'm Andrew Berkiowitz.

The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
— Aristotle
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
— Zhuangzi
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
— George Washington Carver
The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
— Robert Baden-Powell
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
— Florence Nightingale
You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
— Sammy Davis, Jr.

Love Quote of the Day

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
— Vincent Van Gogh
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home..
— Mother Teresa
If you wished to be loved, love.
— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
— Thomas Fuller
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is the outreach of self toward completion.
— Ralph W. Sockman
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
— Erich Fromm