The Bank Of You

Here’s another bit of motivation for anyone who needs it, likes it, shares it, wants it, or can’t get enough of it. I don’t know the source of this. It was again posted by my coach on Yammer. I don’t know if he is the author or whether he got it from elsewhere.

If anyone recognises it and knows the source please let me know so I can acknowledge them.

The Bank of YOU!

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with £86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every penny? Of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.” You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success!

The clock is running!! Make the most of today.

To realise the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realise the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realise the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realise the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realise the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train.

To realise the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident.

To realise the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present

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Motivation

We’ve recently joined Yammer at work. This is an internet site very like Facebook, but it’s for companies and their employees. It’s been great for us as our company is very big and international, so Yammer has enabled all of us to be in touch. It’s brilliant to hear how the engineers are doing, and our colleagues in other parts of the country. One of the best things our company has done recently.

It’s enabled us to share ideas, have a moan, have a laugh, find out what’s going on in other departments, and also for motivation.

One of our coaches has set up a subsidiary group for motivation and has managed to find a few good stories to put on there. I’d like to share some of them as I think they are relevant for all kinds of people. So here’s the first:

A Short Motivational Story

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

I have to say that I don’t know where this came from, apart from that it’s supposed to be a Native American legend, so I’m sorry for not adding the author’s name.

Something Good To Share

I like this so thought I’d share it. This is the Optimists Creed, written by Christian D Larson (1874-1954)

I promise myself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget about the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world, is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

Good Times

We had a great team motivating session a few days ago. Played jenga, hangman, bingo, drew a portrait of one of our colleagues and wrote a poem. We had to take calls as well – just the odd one or two. It was a lovely day with a lot of laughter and friendship.

I won a couple of games of hangman, a joint win at bingo, and I won the poem competition. Yes – I’m a poet and didn’t know it! My poem has also been entered into the company wide competition. My portrait drawing was pretty bad, but I can’t be good everything lol.

I then won £75 on a scratch card.

Today I had a surprise ‘get off the phones and go watch the Easter bonnet competition for an hour’, and ‘have a drink on us’, and, the best part, ‘you can go home an hour earlier on us’. Yes, I’m very happy at the moment. These good times can carry on. I do not mind. I have no problem with it all. 🙂