Maggie’s Thought for the Month: Just Show Up

One of the top selling book categories is how to be successful. The best advice I received on being successful- ‘Just Show Up’.

Maggie was always there when I needed her. After a long day at work, she was waiting at the door to greet me. If I was working in the yard, and someone came on our property, she was right at my side to protect me. She remembered neighbors daily walk times, and was always at the fence waiting to say hello & maybe get a treat. Day or night, I could always count on Maggie to show up.

We live in a world that changes quicker than any other time in our past. People are constantly trying to make themselves marketable, employable or the most valuable on the team. I’ve learned the most important quality to have is to just be there.  When I need help on a task, the quality I look for in the person to ask is not the smartest or strongest person. It’s the person who is going to show up- and be there until the job is done.

Maybe being successful is 1% Luck and 99% Dedication.

Maggie’s Thought for the Month: Other’s Thoughts Don’t Matter

Baby Maggie

     Did Maggie’s Thought for the Month get your attention? Actually, the complete thought is the following: ‘Want to live a happy life? Then always remember, what other people think about you is none of your business.’

     Maggie, like many dogs, live in the moment. They listen to the people that spend the most time with them, and fulfill their basic needs. Their eyes are focused on their master, and their loyalty is unconditional. A dog knows who has their best interest at heart.

     We live in a world where anyone can post thoughts about someone or send photos without a  journalism degree, security check or- most importantly- a common sense license. Even if you live in a town with a population of 500, your ‘internet words’ can reach millions in one click. Cruel and distasteful emails are becoming the new norm in work places. Our children are noticing this adult behavior by using instant messaging & texting to ridicule their peers.

It is becoming more and more difficult to stay focused & loyal to thoughts & people that truly matter.  Our modern day conveniences give us more time to spend with family & friends, but are we choosing the right people to spend that time with- physically & mentally?

Whose thoughts will you listen to today? Maggie & I will be listening to our own 🙂