” ifs and ands”

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride;      If turnips were watches, I would wear one by my side; If “ifs and ands” were pots and pans;      there would be no work for tinkers hands.”   What are your thoughts on that? Pondering is good exercise. sysr    


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”  -Helen Keller   “Character is core to true success and being the Best that we can be. Being true to character is comprised of integrity, honesty, respect for self andRead More


“If the only tool you have is a hammer.    you tend to see every problem as a nail.” -Abraham H. Maslow   What are your thoughts on that popular ifferism? Pondering is good exercise. Have a great day. sysr

winner on Gandhi comments

Thanks for all your comments on the Gandhi article. We have a winner, Sheila Robinson was the 15 commenter and will receive a prize. Yeah. Keep up on youngdashboard.com……you never know what you’re going to get. sysr

be true

…..”This above all else–to thine own self be true: and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”  -William Shakespeare in his timeless classic Hamlet.   As we move through life, we likely have daily reasons to be reminded of the advice “To thine own selfRead More


A Mother once brought her child to Gandhi and asked him to tell the young boy to stop eating sugar because it was not good for his diet or his developing teeth.     Gandhi replied, "I cannot tell him that. But you may bring him back in a month." The Mother was angry as Gandhi movedRead More

10,000 hours

I went to a Opera this past week. "Les Miserables" at the Ellen Eccles Opera Theatre in Logan and those actors and singers were astonishing, amazing and down right jaw dropping great. It made me think……. At the Juilliard School of Music they found that the "elite" musicians had practiced 10,000 hours, the "good" musiciansRead More


“Sow a thought and you reap an action;     sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character;     sow a character and you reap a destiny.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson   You can make a difference in your life, in family, in community, in country and in our business. SowRead More

Crack Cocaine

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”   This modern proverb–which also has a number of variant forms–is reminiscent of another popular saying: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The point of both is that doing something overRead More


Procrastination can become a debilitating habit and must be avoided. At the low end, your procrastination may seem like a simple inconvenience to those you affect. You”ll get it done–just not right now.b2ez The problem is that procrastination is a breach of a commitment to act–a breach of trust. At the high end, procrastination could have Read More