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    Potential Lunch Winner Dom Heffner's Avatar
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    What I've Learned

    Every year Esquire magazine comes out with an issue where the famous and successful share tips on life, money, getting along with others, morality, etc.

    I thought it would be cool to do a first annual "What I've Learned" on the non-baseball side of the board.

    These don't have to be original- good gracious, I'm not sure there is an original idea under the sun anyway- just little pieces of wisdom you've picked up along the way that have worked for you in some way in your life. Or just a tidbit that adds something positive to the world.

    I'll throw up one from Hugh Heffner:

    "When you are in a position to not be a nice person, that's when you find out who you really are."

    Or one of my own: "Just because they look the same, yellow cake mix and pancake batter do not taste the same."

    I'm expecting Falls City Beer to get us started.
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    Re: What I've Learned

    When you are not sure if you should speak or keep your mouth shut, do the latter.
    Talent is God Given: be humble.
    Fame is man given: be thankful.
    Conceit is self given: be careful.

    John Wooden

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    No matter how certain you are, never ask a woman "When are you due?"
    Championships Matter.
    24 Years and Counting...

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    Re: What I've Learned

    75% of success is just showing up.

    10% is being prepared.

    10% is contributing.

    5% is the genius part.

    i.e. not everyone has to be a genius. Just show up, be prepared, and contribute. People will value you.

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Re: What I've Learned

    Don't eat the yellow snow.

    (I'm looking at YOU, BRM.)
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    The more things change the more they stay the same.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: What I've Learned

    As you age, your parents get smarter.
    2014 Reds record when I'm attending: 23-18 - FINAL
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    "We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran

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    Re: What I've Learned

    If you see a guy that you went to school with that you really don't want to talk to, fake a heart attack, when your in the ambulance pop your head up and say "is he gone, man I hated that guy"

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    Re: What I've Learned

    Live in the moment, you never know which one will be your last.

    The heart has its reasons, which reason doesn't understand. --Blaise Pascal

    Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. -- Galatians 6:7

    Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. --Dale Carnegie

    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
    --Abe Lincoln

    Smile.


    "Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra

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    Re: What I've Learned

    Try and be nice to as many people as possible through out your life, 'cause you never know who you'll run into down the line. Also, it's just a nice way to live.

    Case in point: My brother went on an interview after college and the guy interviewing him asked him who his father was. Long story short, it turned out my father used to torment this guy throughout HS. Amazingly, he got the job. But that could have went a lot worse.

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    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Life is just one choice after another.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

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    Re: What I've Learned

    Never take a cheap load just to get moving. Patience will usually pay off in the long run. I'm sure that applies somewhere else other than my line of work.

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    Re: What I've Learned

    Everyone makes mistakes.

    It's what you do to correct your mistakes that shows what kind of person you are.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain

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    What you share will multiply.

    What you hoard will diminish.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain


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