• Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” –Brian Tracy

    I found this the other day while going through my “motivational folder.”  If I remember correctly my Dad gave it to me when I was a teenager.  It’s amazing the “stuff” you hang on to…Alot of truisms here.

    Remember what we are striving for… THINK LEADERSHIP



    Boy, All I Need Is One Thing To Make Me Happy

    I wish it were winter time, I’m so tired of this heat.

    If it would just snow again.

    Is this snow ever going to melt?

    If I had a 10-speed bike, I’d be happy. That’s all I want. A 10-speed bike.

    Boy, will I be happy when I get a car. No more begging for rides.

    I’d be happy if I could stay out later at night. One hour later, is that too much to ask?

    I will never be happy until I’m going steady.

    Once I’m out of high school, I’ll be happy.

    I need a job. If I could just find a job, I’d never complain again. I want to go to college.

    I’ve got to get out of these dorms. The rules are getting me down. Once I get an apartment, I’ll be happy as a lark.

    I need a place of my own. I want to get married, settle down. I’m tired of roaming and living alone.

    I’ll be happy once I’m married. If only we had more money.

    Children will make me happy. As soon as I have a baby, I’ll be satisfied.

    If you could only talk, I wish you were still a baby.

    If you buy me a second car, I promise, nothing else, ever.

    A dishwasher. How can I keep up with all these dishes? I need a dishwasher.

    Boy, I’ll be happy when the kids go to school. I wish the kids would come home.

    I’ve got it! A camper will make us happy. We could sneak off, enjoy one another. Motorcycles, that’s it.  Maybe a boat.

    Once we get out of debt, we’ll be happy.

    I need to get more involved in the community. If I just had a church responsibility.

    I wish I had more time to spend with the family. I’d be happier. They’d be happier.

    I want a divorce. Then I’ll be happy. I’d never ask for another thing if I could just be free again.

    If I could just find a steady companion, someone to talk to. That’s all I need. A second chance at marriage. I’d make it this time.  A second chance. Is that asking too much?

    I’d be happy if the children were more independent. Our kids never come to see us. Always off Heaven knows where. After all we have given them, they out to at least visit on holidays.

    Listen, if we had a few grandchildren, we would never ask for anything else.

    Why can’t they understand, we don’t want to raise our grandchildren.

    When was the last time the grandkids came to visit?

    We won’t be satisfied until we set aside money for retirement. I would rest easier knowing our cemetery plots are selected and paid for. Once we retire and slow down, we’ll be happy.

    There is nothing to do, I need a hobby.

    I wish I felt better. I’m always taking medicine. If I felt better, I’d never complain again. I’d be happy if we could catch up on the doctor bills.

    We better sell this big house. We’ll move into an apartment. Things will be easier in a small place.

    Don’t you miss the old house?

    I wish the children would stop by and visit more often. I’m so lonely. A few more visitors would make me happy.

    Can’t people understand? I need my rest. I’ll be happy once I get into a good rest home.

    I wish I weren’t so sleepy all the time. I’d be happy if I were young again.

    I wish I had someone to talk to. I’d be perfectly happy if I had a friend.

    I want to sleep. Rest would make me happy. If this would all just end, then….then, I’d be happy.


    As a rule, Man’s a fool.

    When it’s hot, he wants it cool.

    When it’s cool, he wants it hot.

    Always wanting what it’s not.

    Never wanting what he’s got.