Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Principle Principle

It is said that the game of golf is a reflexion of the game of life. I received the following blog post through Motivational Memo and wanted to pass it along. This has nothing to do with Golf Fitness, but all to do with motivation.

There is an abiding principle that should form the foundation of our lives as we traverse the years upon planet earth.

And here it is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

And here is my expansion and application of that powerful principle…

It’s about showing respect.

It’s about keeping your word.

It’s about pursuing excellence in all that you do.

It’s about taking the time to listen.

It’s about being a giver more than a receiver.

It’s about thinking the best of others.

It’s about encouraging others to become the best they can possibly become.

It’s about offering a timely and encouraging word.

It’s about saying sorry.

It’s about smiling first.

It’s about remembering a name.

It’s about lending a hand.

It’s about giving in secret.

It’s about letting others do the job of ‘blowing your trumpet’.

It’s about hugging.

It’s about being there.

It’s about spending quality time.

It’s about exhortation.

It’s about kindness.

It’s about the random love note.

It’s about the unexpected gift.

It’s about returning the vehicle with the fuel tank full.

It’s about going the extra mile.

It’s about paying someone else’s bill.

It’s about please and thank you.

It’s about forgiving.

It’s about lifting up in preference to pulling down.

It’s about overlooking faults.

It’s about saying nothing when withheld words represent wisdom.

It’s about speaking up when spoken words are necessitated.

It’s about correcting in private.

It’s about applauding in public.

It’s about holding the hand of another when words fail.

It’s about not trying to fix everybody.

It’s about being the student, even though you may be the teacher.

It’s about walking in humility.

It’s about living in serenity.

It’s about appreciating the simple.

It’s about gratitude.

It’s about living in a state of thankfulness.

So do as you would want to be done, and live a fulfilled life designed by following the principal principle.

It's a Wonderful Life


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