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or not – Winners and Losers

January 27, 2011 11 comments

Things in life I find annoying - Winners and Losers

Here is something else I’ve had hanging around for a few years along with The Optimist Creed.  There is nothing bugging me today!

I bring you “Winners and Losers” by Sydney J. Harris.

Sydney J. Harris was an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News and later the Chicago Sun-Times. His column, “Strictly Personal,” was syndicated in many newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.

Winners and Losers (1973)


1. Winners make commitments.

Losers only make promises.

2. Winners know what to fight for and when to compromise.

Losers compromise on what they shouldn’t and fight for what isn’t worthwhile.

3. Winners say, “There ought to be a better way”.

Losers say, “That’s the way it’s always been”.

4. Winners make a mistake and say, “I was wrong”.

Losers make a mistake and say, “It was not my fault”.

5. Winners listen.

Losers just wait their turn to talk.

6. Winners have a healthy appreciation of their abilities and an awareness of their limitations.

Losers don’t recognize their true abilities or their true limitations.

7. Winners work through problems.

Losers work around them.

8. Winners are sensitive to other’s feelings.

Losers are only sensitive to their own feelings.

9. Winners take a big problem and divide it into smaller parts so that it can be more manageable.

Losers take a lot of little problems and roll them together until they are  unmanageable.

10. Winners work hard and find more time.

Losers are always “too busy.”

11. Winners show they are sorry by changing their actions.

Losers say, “I’m sorry,” but do the same thing next time.

12. Winners learn from their mistakes.

Losers only learn not to try again for fear of making more mistakes.

You can choose to be a winner!

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or not – A Time to Rest

January 14, 2011 18 comments

This last week has been exciting, tiring and the best week I’ve had here on the blog. There is nothing bugging me today and it’s time to take a rest.

So today, I am bringing you the

11 Commandments For An Enthusiastic Team

by Ian Percy.

  1. Help each other be right … not wrong
  2. Look for ways to make new ideas work … not for reasons they won’t
  3. If in doubt … check it out! Don’t make negative assumptions about each other
  4. Help each other win and take pride in each other’s victories
  5. Speak positively about each other and about your organization at every opportunity
  6. Maintain a positive mental attitude no matter what the circumstances
  7. Act with initiative and courage as if it all depends on you
  8. Do everything with enthusiasm … it’s contagious
  9. Whatever you want … give it away
  10. Don’t lose faith … never give up
  11. Have fun!

Something for the Blogging Buddies to ponder.

There is nothing bugging me today! 🙂

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