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  1. Skate

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    A Chinese proverb

    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”

    The true meaning
    People never fully appreciate or grasp the true meaning, given the wrong first step begins a journey that could end as far as two thousand miles from where they want to be.

    First step
    "Make sure your first step is not a misstep.”

    Skate
     
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  2. barney

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    Indeed:xyxthumbs ….. My trading choices improved a lot when I started taking responsibility rather than feeling "unlucky" most of the time:)
     
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  3. Skate

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    barney, when people are in doubt, they tend to look to others to confirm their behaviour. Some people would rather adopt others’ opinions rather than form their own.

    Fear of failure
    Everybody has a fear of failure at some level - at times we’ve all been fearful that perhaps we are not enough. Even when we know what to do, our fear can keep us from executing our plans.

    Skate.
     
  4. luutzu

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    The first step is often a misstep. The first few hundred miles could very well be heading the wrong way.

    That's where U-turn, crosscroads, new shoes and final destinations are for :D

    I always took the proverb to mean that no journey was ever accomplished "over night", nor done in a single step. Just have to have an idea of where you want to go and start walking.
     
  5. Skate

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    My Definition
    Endeavour = is an attempt to achieve a goal or achieve something

    A Chinese proverb is cryptic
    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”

    Luutzu, the real meaning is left up to the reader to interpret the proverb - my take is:to start any 'endeavour' you must first start.

    The message in my previous post was this:
    "Make sure your first step is not a misstep.”

    Luutzu, thanks for the alternative spin.

    Skate.
     
  6. luutzu

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    English as a second language speaker here :D

    In recent interpretation with slightly different phrasing, Confucius said, the journey of a thousand miles lay under your feet.

    Or as Nike put it, Just Do It [trade marked].
     
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  7. Skate

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    Luutzu, that's what this thread is all about, alternative views & interpretations of the facts..

    We come up with stories.
    Our mind creates stories why we’re not where we want to be. Usually it starts off as, we’re not smart enough, successful enough, thin enough, rich enough, loved or loving enough.

    Outside our control
    Our stories almost always relate to something outside our control, or our lack of some natural talent or ability its those stories that hold us back most times.

    Motivational quotes such as the one you have posted might just be the catalyst for change, well here's hoping.

    Thanks Luutzu..

    Skate.
     
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    When in doubt, turn to old word of wisdom :)

    On the theme of journey....

    Lao Tzu says, great talent blossom late. Great ships takes the longest to be built.

    Ben Franklin's Poor Richard says, those who dine on hope and prayers die famish.
     
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    The mind is designed (and conditioned) to value negativity because negativity ensures survival. Therein, all of humanity's problems. Ask god why it would do such a peverse thing because I don't have the answer. The trick - as everyone knows - is to overcome that basic tendency.
     
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  10. Skate

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    Gringotts Bank, now I understand why I'm a wimpy trader - its because "negativity ensures survival"

    I'm first to admit I'm a wimpy trader - I always run and hide when the going gets tough, I've found it generally produces better results than the brave souls who are proud of their ability to suffer great monetary pains while they wait for their convictions to be rewarded.

    Skate.
     
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    Sorry Skate I was being too sensitive. I have returned from my catchup. Which was his wedding at a registry. I was his witness.
    All good.
     
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    "I've travelled down some lonely roads,
    Both crooked tracks and straight.
    An' I've learned life's noblest creed,
    Summed up in one word … "Mate".
    I'm thinking back across the years,
    (a thing I do of late)
    An' this word sticks between me ears;
    You've got to have a "Mate".
    Someone who'll take you as you are,
    Regardless of your state,
    An' stand as firm as Ayres Rock
    Because 'e is your mate.
    My mind goes back to '42,
    To slavery and hate,
    When man's one chance to stay alive
    Depended on 'is Mate
    With bamboo for a billy-can
    An' bamboo for a plate.
    A bamboo paradise for bugs
    Was bed for me and "Mate".
    You'd slip and slither through the mud
    And curse your rotten fate,
    But then you'd 'ear a quiet word:
    "Don't drop your bundle Mate."
    And though it's all so long ago,
    This truth I 'ave to state:
    A man don't know what lonely means
    Til 'e has lost his "Mate".
    If there's a life that follers this, If there's a Golden Gate,
    The welcome I just want to 'ear
    Is just, "Good on y' Mate."
    An' so to all that ask me why
    We keep these special dates,
    Like "Anzac Day" …
    I answer: "WHY??! - We're thinking of our MATES."

    An' when I've left the driver's seat,
    An' handed in me plates,
    I'll tell ol' Peter at the door,
    "I've come to join me Mates."
     
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  13. Skate

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    Darc Knight what an excellent post, pulled at every heart sting.

    I must admit, there is nothing nicer than to hear "G'day mate"

    Meaning
    G'day, means 'hello' and mate means 'friend'

    Thanks mate..

    Skate.
     
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    Written by Corporal Duncan Butler who was an ex POW.

    Corporal Butler was captured by the Japanese at Tjamplong in Timor in February 1942, moved to Java in September 1942, then to Singapore in January 1943 and Changi, before being sent to Thailand to work on the railway. He was repatriated and returned to Australia in October 1945.

    He would have known a thing or two about hardship and the value of Mates ;)
     
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    Japan, September 1945. Released Australian soldiers from Naoetsu POW Camp display their flag - hand-sewn from coloured American supply-parachutes.

    The smiles say it all !!

    mates.JPG
     
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    I've been thinking
    Our word, our bond, our morals have changed & not for the better. This got me thinking, what are the values we hold so dear ?

    Our values

    We don’t base our values on moral excellence anymore we base them on meaning.

    Meaningful life
    People are always saying they want to lead a meaningful life. They want to do things that have “meaning.”

    Emotions you already have
    One great thing about meaning is it’s all about the emotions you already have.

    You define meaning
    The other great thing about meaning is that everybody gets to define meaning in his or her own way.

    Frank Sinatra
    (My Way)
    I faced it all and I stood tall
    And did it my way

    It feels good
    How about a simple silly idea and just do things that give you good feelings!

    Skate.
     
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    I get to chose
    The first thing I do when I wake up is "put a smile on my dial" because it sets the tone for the rest of my day.

    Staying Positive
    Staying Positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time, it means that even on the hard days you know that there are better ones coming.

    Skate.
     
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    jbocker, this post is not directed at you but I'm using your post to express a view I have about habits & emotions

    Habits
    Some habits can be quite positive, other times just plain irritating but when you fail to see them in yourself, they can be extremely dangerous.

    Emotions
    Emotions drive our reactions on what we perceive

    Skate.
     
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    Success
    Success is actually a short race—a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.

    Skate.
     
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    How to make a good habit
    Essentially training yourself to act in a specific way. Stay with this long enough and it becomes routine—in other words, a habit.

    The journey
    Put up with the discipline long enough to turn it into a habit, and the journey feels different.

    Mindset
    Like any habit, you set your mind to it until the right mindset becomes routine.

    Skate.
     
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