If you give it 100%, there is no such thing as failureWritten by Stephen Hill
I always say to my children, as long as you try your best, there is no such thing as failure. I believe this one hundred percent and it is a philosophy I am trying to install into my kids.
When I worked in insurance industry, I used to sit insurance examinations. I would always study hard and give it my all, however there were only three options as results. These were, distinction, pass or fail. I hate this word fail, in their eyes I failed twice, but did I though? As already stated, I could not have tried any harder, therefore how dare they call me a failure.
This result of fail is also a very negative and some what cruel mark. The question I would like answered, is did I fail by a long way, only a couple of points or quite a few points? Seeing word fail tells me nothing. I personally think that everybody should be given a mark, possibly with an A for best mark, going down to a G for worst.
Happy and Healthy are the most important things in life.Written by Stephen Hill
The world is becoming obsessed with money and all things material. From size of your house, type of car and even where you travel on your holidays, some people are trying to go one better do their friends and family.
For me these people are quite sad. I have a friend who is similar to people above, he is always thinking of money, always talking about money. How to earn it, how to spend it etc. He is part of a lottery syndicate, there are about fifty people in this syndicate. When he goes out on Saturday evening, he always takes with him a piece of paper with numbers on and a little pen. At around nine o'clock he phones his girlfriend and she tells him what numbers are for that particular night. He then spends around twenty minutes checking numbers, and then re-checking to see if he has any winning lines.
He then returns from toilet area and is asked by other members of group about how much he has won/lost. He has yet to have any major win to this point, this does not deter him however and for next hour, he will start a debate, asking different people how they would spend their winnings, if they ever won lottery.