Thursday, 7 June 2012
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE... Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Inspired questions that require inspired answers
Do you leave people better than you found them?
Do you make people progress rather than regress?
Do you accept people rather than rebuke them?
Do you give to people rather than receive?
Do you invest in people rather than in money?
Do you celebrate people rather than criticize them?
Do you bless people rather than curse them?
Do you make peace with people rather than fight them?
Do you make people smile rather than cry?
Do you motivate people rather than manipulate them?
Do you build people rather than destroy them?
If your answers to the above questions are “No”, frankly speaking, life seems to be of no meaning to you, until you find a “Yes “to the above questions; life will still remain meaningless to you.
INSPIRED THOUGHTS OF THE MONTH:
GET RID OF BAD COMPANIES TODAY.
Who you choose to be your best friends is one of the most important decisions you will make during the course of your life.
“Following the bad companies is like chewing with a sore tooth or trying to run on a broken foot “
Remember, “Whatever company you keep, will determine what accompanies you in life”.
Note: Your best friends are the ones who will understand your past, believe in your future and accept you today just the way you are.
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Friday, 1 June 2012
1. SwimsuitsA student enters wearing a bikini with a teeny tiny cover-up over it. Their shoulders and arms, most of their stomach, and 85% of their legs are visible to everyone. As class continues, air conditioning gets the best of them and goose bumps attack the surface of their skin.
Although their Victoria’s Secret ensemble is adorable, it stops being cute when the male professor and that creepy guy who sits in the back of the room agree. The only beachwear one should wear to class is a tan.
2. Furry shoesEarly morning classes always get the best of us but that’s no excuse for showing up in those extremely ridiculous, fuzzy slippers from Hot Topic. They should be restricted to your dorm room, particularly when your roommates are out of sight.
What outfit could you possibly match them with? You may argue, “Well, Snooki wears her slippers in public!” Well, that’s because she is Snooki. Your wild slipper shoes may earn you extra attention but it could also keep you forever labeled as “Crazy Slipper Girl.”
3. SunglassesSunglasses were made to protect one’s eyes from the sun, not florescent lighting. It is truly a mystery why some students feel the need to continue wearing sunglasses during class. Are you trying to hide your bloodshot eyes? Put some Visine in and remove the glasses.
It is not worth people thinking that you have eye problems or that you are extremely strange.
4. Visible bra strapsBras were created to give women support under their clothes. Flailing straps turn your Urban Outfitters crop top from cute to trashy. The color of a woman’s bra should be a mystery.
If you want to wear a racer back tank top, put your push-up away and throw on a strapless.
5. Leggings as pantsSome consider these to be yoga/workout pants, but their alter ego is known as “butt pants.” Girls love to wear them and guys love to check girls out when they wear them. Yes, they are oh so comfortable, but what kind of message are you sending?
Being so tight, it gives viewers great insight into what your lower half is shaped like. One cannot help but stare at your butt as it shakes from side to side while you walk. Do not wear leggings unless it is paired with a shirt that covers your entire booty.
6. Thongs plus low-rise jeansIt’s early, your professor is boring, and you cannot help but lean forward and bury your head in your arms. The students sitting behind you cannot help but notice your black lace thong peeking out.
Shouldn’t have worn those tight, low-rise jeans.
The only thing worse than a visible thong is a visible butt crack. Most victims have no idea what they are sharing with the world until it is too late. Make sure you check all angles in the mirror before leaving your dorm because this fashion crime goes hand in hand with embarrassment.
7. JunderwearWhen the weather gets warm, people cannot help but whip out their shorts. Some continue to wear their clothes from last summer, ignorant of the fact that they no longer fit.
This is how the term “junderwear” was coined. Junderwear are jean shorts that are so short they could be considered underwear.
If you are wearing shorts where the pockets hang out from underneath, nothing fits in your pockets, or your butt is hanging out, you are wearing junderwear. I suggest you remove them immediately and replace them with more appropriate bottoms.
On the other hand, here are seven things you SHOULD wear to class:
1. BlazersBlazers are chic and professional. They create a composed look while remaining casual. It is essential to have at least one or two neutral colored blazers in one’s closet. Blazers can dress up jeans or dress down satin shorts.
2. FlatsFlats are not as casual as flip-flops but not as dressy as heels. Not only are they a cute accessory, they are extremely comfortable. A pair of black flats can match with almost every outfit. The smacking of sandals and the clacking of heels does not compare to the quiet pitter-patter of flats.
3. High-waisteds skirtsHigh-waisted skirts should rest above your belly button with your shirt tucked underneath. They are more attractive when they are loose fitting and topped off with a belt. It is important to remember that the shorter the skirt, the more likely the wind will enjoy flinging it up.
4. Button downsWhen you do not want to settle for a plain t-shirt, button downs come in handy. They add texture to one’s outfit and create a professional persona. While they match with almost everything, they go best with skinny jeans.
5. Skinny jeansSkinny jeans are one of the essentials everyone should have in their closet. Since they come in every wash imaginable, it is not difficult to find something to match them with. They are most flattering when paired with a loose fitting top. The best part about skinny jeans is how well they go with almost any shoe. They can be tucked into a boot for a casual look or worn with pumps for a night on the town.
6. Maxi dress/skirtMaxi dresses are no longer limited to pregnant women and hippies — anyone can wear them. Since they are so long and loose fitting, everyone looks good in them regardless of their body shape. Maxi dresses are ideal for wearing in a professional setting because they are so conservative; no one has anything to gawk at.
7. Linen PantsIf you are looking for something comfortable as well as stylish, linen pants are what you are looking for. They are loose and free and keep your outfit simple without looking too casual. Nothing says fabulous more than wrinkle-free linen pants and a simple tank top.
habit 1 - be proactive®This is the ability to control one's environment, rather than have it control you, as is so often the case. Self determination, choice, and the power to decide response to stimulus, conditions and circumstances
habit 2 - begin with the end in mind®Covey calls this the habit of personal leadership - leading oneself that is, towards what you consider your aims. By developing the habit of concentrating on relevant activities you will build a platform to avoid distractions and become more productive and successful.
habit 3 - put first things first®Covey calls this the habit of personal management. This is about organising and implementing activities in line with the aims established in habit 2. Covey says that habit 2 is the first, or mental creation; habit 3 is the second, or physical creation.
habit 4 - think win-win®Covey calls this the habit of interpersonal leadership, necessary because achievements are largely dependent on co-operative efforts with others. He says that win-win is based on the assumption that there is plenty for everyone, and that success follows a co-operative approach more naturally than the confrontation of win-or-lose.
habit 5 - seek first to understand and then to be understood®One of the great maxims of the modern age. This is Covey's habit of communication, and it's extremely powerful. Covey helps to explain this in his simple analogy 'diagnose before you prescribe'. Simple and effective, and essential for developing and maintaining positive relationships in all aspects of life.
habit 6 - synergize®Covey says this is the habit of creative co-operation - the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which implicitly lays down the challenge to see the good and potential in the other person's contribution.
habit 7 - sharpen the saw®This is the habit of self renewal, says Covey, and it necessarily surrounds all the other habits, enabling and encouraging them to happen and grow. Covey interprets the self into four parts: the spiritual, mental, physical and the social/emotional, which all need feeding and developing.
Stephen Covey's Seven Habits are a simple set of rules for life - inter-related and synergistic, and yet each one powerful and worthy of adopting and following in its own right. For many people, reading Covey's work, or listening to him speak, literally changes their lives. This is powerful stuff indeed and highly recommended.