Thursday, December 16, 2010 — — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Fall Edition #147

Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Life Coach

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Be satisfied, you have done a lot. Be dissatisfied, you could have done more. To understand the mixed message, read the article below.

NOW is the time to order any books you want for Christmas. I like giving the gift of learning as it lasts a lifetime and pays huge dividends. Get a book or two for yourself, also. Go to the SHIPP'S LOCKER and buy books that will be of interest.

I know that those of you who took the planning teleseminar are satisfied, based on the feedback. NOW is the time to use the planning tools and quietly finish your planning. You'll feel great when it is done and you'll be surprised how quick and easy it is. You'll feel and know you have a great track to run on for 2011.

There are no more tele seminars for the rest of 2010. But, they will be back in 2011 for your learning pleasure. The first ones will be PLANNING, for those of you who haven't attended the tele seminar but, by January, will decide you need it. So, we'll do it for you.


PS: Remember, If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Join our Planning Teleseminar on either January 24, 2010— 12 pm or January 25, 2010 - 3 pm ET —CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ---It's free to all of YOU, our newsletter subscribers.

Inspiring Quotations

"He's no failure. He's not dead yet."

-William Lloyd George

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles"

— Helen Keller

"I am an old man and have known many troubles, but most of them never happened."

-Mark Twain

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect "

-Mark Twain

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."

-Mark Twain

I think kids are always satisfied and that sometimes adults forget how to be satisfied.

Kids are satisfied with their progress but also keep on going, doing, and being. We were told that was life itself.

I wonder if Pop is always satisfied? If he is, he has a funny way of showing it at times. Maybe I'll have a talk with him. Should I tell him to read what he writes, to walk the talk?

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I'll be extra satisfied if Santa brings me the gifts I asked for. He's watching so I am being extra good. Are you being good too?


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Are you satisfied? Should you be satisfied?
Could you have done more or better?

Yes, be satisfied. You’ve done a better job than you think. If perfect, well, you wouldn’t be human. One of the reasons we are here on earth is to learn to grow. Be satisfied that you are doing that.

It’s good that you are satisfied. It’s also good that you are not fully and completely satisfied. That’s because you are doing your current best and, with practice and repetition, it will get better and better.

Right now it’s the worst, and it’s also the current best. It will only get better with doing it. So, be satisfied. Be satisfied you started, you tried.

While December is a great time for planning and social events, it’s also time to be satisfied. Celebrate what worked, what you learned, what you now know you can do better next year. Celebrate the failures, as they have taught you. Celebrate your frustration of things not done, as you may well be motivated now to put them on your goal list for 2011 and to actually schedule the time and place to do them.

Yes, NOW is the time to be satisfied with what you have done and learned. Often we are too tough on ourselves and judge ourselves far more than others do. Others see the good, the advancement, and the growth. We see the glass half empty rather than the half full our friends see.

Make a list of what you have done, what you have learned, who you have helped this year. Sure, it could be more. But, it’s still a lot to be satisfied about. The list will make you realize you have a lot more to be satisfied about than you realized.

You might even ask a few close friends what they feel you have accomplished this year. Ask them what you should be satisfied about. You’ll find they will have answers that you did not think of. I bet you will be satisfied when you listen to them.

Be satisfied and use the satisfaction to spur you to action for next year. What to do more of and what to learn more about. Then, look at what you are not satisfied with and how you can address that for next year. The combination of the two, satisfied, and dissatisfied, is a great way to look at the goals for next year and to schedule them into the timeline for next year.

Take a breath, be satisfied, celebrate. You deserve it more than you realize.

Be Satisfied!

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