Friday, December 22, 2006

Try Harder...

"Folks will try harder to keep from losing something
they think they have,
than they will work to get something
they think they really want."


Berry Connell, July 2006

9 comments:

boneman said...

omigoodness....
come wanderin' over and find I made it into yer blog once again....
Though truth be told, I learned it from a guy named Zig Ziglar in his book, Biscuits, Fleas, and Mop Handles.
(no, really)
OK, well, it has been a lonmg time since I read the book, so the title is a lil on the shaky side.
The name, however, is on the mark!

Meanwhile, I'm almost done (so close, so close) to gettin' all the pictures painted.
Two of 'em aren't even pictures, but, if I put paint on'em, then they count as such!

Y'know what?
no....but, I met who and when the other day. But, I don't know what.

lame, eh? Comes from a lack of talkin' t'm'favorite Sunshine stater.
(that be you, gal!)

Sparrow said...

Merry Christmas, and a prolific 2007 to you, Jean! I'm glad I wandered into your world, my dear.

Jean said...

Berry - Ziggler is one of those motivational guys, right?... well, it sounds like you, too!

When you do get to meet what... 'splain him to me, k?

Merry Christmas, Boneman!

Sparrow - the gladness is mutual!!
Merry Christmas to you too.

Enemy of the Republic said...

All too true, Boneman and Jean, my wine brother and sister. Have a merry Christmas, girlfriend. Let me wish the same to Boneman.

Desert Cat said...

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

And striving after perfection means you miss out on an awful lot of good enough.

LL said...

Merry Christmas to you, Jean. I wish you peace and love this upcoming year.

Jean said...

EoTR - I can feel a good year coming!

D.C. - "good enough" can be wonderful, too, can't it? Merry Christmas!

LL - Thank you, dear lady... the best of those to you too!

Andrea said...

Hi Jean, it's me, Andrea - Boneman's sister in-law - married to his brother.

Hopped over to your blog from Bo's and caught what you had to say here.

My husband (a career coach) says a very powerful thing when counseling his clients. "The fear of loss is much greater than the desire for gain."

It applies in life so many different ways. Thought I'd share it with you too!

Jean said...

Andrea - welcome!... Berry has spoken very highly of you.
That quote from your husband is so very true... thanks for sharing. Please visit again.