Through the years I have jotted down my favorite things to remember in journals and scraps of paper here and there (because I didn’t have a blog yet). I found this one recently and marveled at how much I still like it. Even as hopeful people we have times that seem so bleak that we are overwhelmed by them. It helps me to realize the natural pessimism that lurks in all of us, acknowledge it and laugh it out of the room.
Kudos to Chuck Samuels who developed this series and made himself famous with it. Sorry I don’t have stunning photos to illustrate these truths.
The Demotivational Series – for when you don’t care anymore…
Futility – You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take and, statistically speaking, 99% of the shots you do.
Losing – If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.
Ineptitude – If you can’t learn to do something well, learn to enjoy doing it poorly.
Mediocrity – It takes a lot less time and most people won’t notice the difference until it’s too late.
Pessimism – Every dark cloud has a silver lining. But lightning kills hundreds of people each year who are trying to find it.
Procrastination – Hard work often pays off after time but laziness always pays off now.
Agony – Not all pain is gain.
Failure – When your best just isn’t good enough.
Stupidity – Quitters never win. Winners never quit. But those who never win and never quit are idiots.