Monday, October 28, 2013

Why We Stop Playing

I love playgrounds.  They are full of adventure, intrigue, thrills and laughter.

Have you played today?  Have you laughed, had fun, explored?

It does not matter your age – you can still play.  You MUST play.  If one stops playing, do you know what happens? 

A ninety-year-old woman named Rose went back to school after years of raising kids and grandkids.  Here is what she said about that.

“We do not stop playing
because we are old;
we grow old
because we stop playing.”

Keep alive. 
Stay young (at heart).

PLAY WELL!


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, October 25, 2013

What Matters Most

It is an adage that stands the test of time …



The substance of a person, not their knowledge, is the ingredient we most want to focus on.  If we can’t trust you, don’t believe you and don’t find you reliable, then what you know can’t be trusted either. 

We trade in trust, reliability, and faith in individuals. 

Your word becomes your bond after you establish your “trust” credit score.

This is just one more essential in life.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, October 21, 2013

Motivate Thyself

And we think motivation is always from an outside source.  Not so.

We can often find something within ourselves to push us to the next level. 

A world-class athlete once made this observation:

“There is something about seeing
myself improve that motivates
and excites me.”
~Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic medal winner

Sometimes we love to tell ourselves what we can’t do because we play those conversations often in our minds.  Maybe we need to go on an overdose of what we can do.  This is not bragging – not at all.  It is developing a healthy mindset for “can do” achievement.

Maybe it’s time to do a good turn for self.  Brag on YOU!

P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, October 18, 2013

Learners and Non-learners

Today we are going to focus on learning.  No matter your age, we all are capable of continual learning. 

Note this;

“I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don’t.  I divide the world into learners and non-learners.”
~Benjamin Barber


Michelangelo once said,



Have you turned your drive time into learning time?  CD's, smart phones and MP3 players abound and can contain all kinds of information that we could use. 

What do you need to learn today?
  
P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, October 14, 2013

Sticks in a Bundle

We need a huge drink from the ‘unity’ cup today, I think.  At the moment our U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress are at odds with each other.  

In the name of self-preservation we protect our domains and that very act is what divides us.  We splinter into smaller cell groups and become self-absorbed.  We lose sight of the bigger picture – the great whole.

What to do and how to remedy?

At the Gates Foundation here in Seattle they have a sign on a wall:



One lowly twig is easily snapped.
A bundle of twigs tied together – virtually unbreakable

It’s called “asking for help” and also “let’s work together.”

... Something to think about for all of life.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, October 11, 2013

A Human Being

We want common courtesy.  We want to be respected.  We want to be acknowledged as a worthwhile human being. 

Everyone wants that. 

I love this observation by Dr. Bernie Siegel.

While talking with two patients who were terminally ill, he asked what they most wanted from their medical professionals.

Their responses:

~“Let me talk first.”
~“Knock on my door.”
~“Say ’Hello’.”
~“Say ‘Goodbye’.”
“And look me in the eye when you talk to me.”

Nobody said “Cure me.  Get me a transplant.”
They said “Treat me like a human being.”
~Dr. Bernie Siegel

That is enough. 

It’s called “Respect”.

For more on this topic, please follow the link below.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, October 7, 2013

Tomorrow's Successes

The future is found in the seeds of today – today’s successes and especially today’s failures. 

Today’s failures, today’s mistakes make a strong foundation for tomorrow’s successes. 

We can learn a lot from our mistakes if we take the time to analyze and consider every aspect of what happened.

Thomas Edison once said:  “I have not failed.  I've just discovered 10,000 ways that do not work.”

John Dewey said:  “We do not learn from experience.  We learn from reflecting on experience.”


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, October 4, 2013

Shipped Anything Lately?

Have you shipped anything lately?
Have you pressed “publish” lately?
Have you sung your song lately?

What have you done lately with your art? 

My favorite guru, Seth Godin, says this: 

“Art unshipped isn’t art.”


We can dream all day long and be a wanna-be for thirty years, yet until we publish, ship, show, tell, sing, write and make known our art form, we haven’t done anything but engage in wishful thinking.

Class dismissed.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time