The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Successful Temperance


“It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.” Rodney Dangerfield

If you find honey, eat just enough-too much of it, and you will vomit. Proverbs 25:16

Intemperate: “having or showing a lack of self control” New Oxford American Dictionary

In 2007, Scotts, the large manufacturer of gardening products, sued a small company name TerraCycle, because its packaging was too similar to their Miracle-Gro brands packaging. You may think that such a large company could destroy a small startup, but that was not the case. According to Tom Szaky, one of the founders of TerraCycle, it was “the best thing that ever happened to [them].” The suit against TerraCycle meant their name appeared all over the news, and when word got out about TerraCycle's high quality products and responsible manufacturing processes, their sales went up 122 percent, leading to company growth and new product lines. Sometimes being too big and too successful can lead to downfall. I think we've all seen large companies try to protect their brands by attempting to damage new companies or other brands. In most cases I think people see through their schemes to maintain power, and reject it. In the pursuit of our dreams, let's remember to be temperate in our success. Success at the detriment of others is no success at all.

Daily Journaling Questions:
      1. How did I help someone today?
      2. What act of kindness did I perform today?
      3. What did I learn today?
      4. Who did I love today?
      5. What about today do I want to remember?
      6. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.
Jake

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