If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001
There is a tension between settling and settling down!
“…some women in their twenties leave good relationships based on an elusive feeling that they could find something more with someone else, and they regret it down the road when their choices dwindle. It’s not that women aren’t willing to settle; it’s that many refuse to recognize that their vision of the perfect man doesn’t match reality.”
– Kristine Huntley’s review on Lori Gottlieb’s book, “Marry Him, The Case for Settling For Mr. Good Enough”.
Every single ought to know these truths:
Natural Inclination – FEAR OF SETTLING:
We are so afraid of settling!
Yet, most of us will eventually have to settle to settle down at some point, so we must apply great care to ensure the concept of settling down is not destroyed because we all settle.
REALLY? NEVER SETTLE?? I disagree!
I do however agree with the next two images (message) though:
So are you settling when you settle down? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
I want to hear from you, let know your thoughts, do you agree or disagree?
Resources (articles & more to consider):
Author: ‘Flo Falayi, Ph.D.(c) is the founder of RelationshipMatters & HybridLeaders. He is married with kids and passionate about Leadership, Singles, Relationships and helping people maximize their life & relationships. Flo hosts and speaks at conferences, seminars and events locally and internationally.
Communication is the ability to successfully convey or share ideas, thoughts and feelings. When one communicates it is essential that one is heard and understood. Note that the art of communication extends beyond the transfer of intent, idea or thoughts and obtaining an right response or action is what confirms one is indeed communicating. If only it is so easy…(lol)
So we know that communication could be complicated and for many of us especially men, words are limiting. So here’s a tip, add to your repertoire and learn how to speak with flowers…now this assumes that whoever you are communicating with appreciates flowers. (Hint: The first rule of communication is to know the ‘audience’ tailor accordingly).
Class is in session – take notes!
Listen - “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.” – Christian Dior
Do not forget that – “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
No better time than NOW: “Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.” – Brian Clough
Everything matters especially the little things – “Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.” – Orison Swett Marden
Before you purchase or present your next bouquet, you should know what that means –
Author: ‘Flo Falayi, Ph.D.(c) is the founder of RelationshipMatters & HybridLeaders.org. He is married with kids and passionate about maximizing life, leadership & relationships. Flo hosts and speaks at conferences, seminars and events locally and internationally.
Previous post by Flo - “HOW TO MAKE LOVE WITH YOUR CLOTHES ON”
List originally collated by Gregory Godek
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Happy #Mother’s Day!
This is the first of two Mother’s Day in 2015 and marks the celebration of mothers in Nigeria, London and other countries.
Moms are super heroes…and God’s gift to humanity, so today we celebrate all mothers for their steadfast love, passion, consistence, devotion, prayers, grace, belief, hard work and much more.
Thank you so much Moms for all you do and may God bless you all.
From the RelationshipsDoMatter Team
Image: SWBC (via google)
Powerful Quotes to rouse sleeping giants from slumber.
Be a DOER not just a DREAMER.
#1: Stop worrying!
“A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.” – John Lubbock
#2: Rise up!
“When you are lazy, you must work twice.” – Anon
#3: Stop dreaming, wake up!
“Wishing has never made a poor man wealthy.” – Anon
#4: “All men are alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they different.” – (Moliere)
#5: Don’t tell me about invisible faith.
“True faith has hands and feet.” – Anon
#6: Less is more!
“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.” – Anon
#7: Say NO to mediocrity.
“Anytime you indulge mediocrity in others it increases your mediocrity.
#8: There is no Future in the Past
Your DESTINY and calling in life is always forward, never backward.”
#9: Start Today!
“Someday is not a day of the week.” – Anon
#10: The difference between a fool and a wise man is visible.
“The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.” – Balthasar Gracian
#11: Don’t waste time.
“By the street of By and By, one arrives at the house of never.” – Miguel de Cervantes
“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy.
Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions.
It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.” – Marian Keyes
Indeed, Love could be a combination of all the actions listed, or some or simply one.
A vibrant loving relationship is indeed challenging mentally and physically but the feedback from those who put in the hard work and pay the price is encouraging, because they all confirmed the great success that follows the efforts. In their words, the rewards are well worth it! So don’t ‘cop’ out, put in the work necessary.
In the same spirit of being honest, there is no doubt that we all struggle with romance but personally I am finding that the key is in initiating, taking small steps, being consistent and never becoming complacent or insensitive. Some of the insights (tips) I hold dear till date came from David & Anne Frahm’s book, titled “How To Make Love With Your Clothes On” below:
Listed below are 10 ways to make love with your clothes on and I want to dare you to try them out, the results will surprise you.
I will love to hear from you the ones that worked for you as well as others you are trying out or have tried or heard of. In addition, do you need help in your relationship(s), marriage or life? Remember, you are not alone, help is available. Email email@example.com
Author: ‘Flo Falayi, Ph.D.(c) is a preacher, speaker and author. A husband and father with a passion for reviving and empowering the next generation. Flo hosts and speaks at conferences, seminars and events nationally on Leadership and Relationship Mattters.
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