Posts Tagged ‘demotivator’

Stubbornness!

June 30, 2018

Stubbornness_largeHappy Saturday!  I have known a lot of stubborn people over the years and this demotivator (courtesy of www-dot-despair-dot-com) certainly puts the concept of stubborn-ness, that “dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something” into a whole new perspective for me.  I certainly try to not engage in stubbornness to this level.  I’m more apt to NOT make an issue out of something even when I know it to be wrong, rather than create a scene that, more often than not, is very counterproductive.  I guess this officially makes me “stubborn on the inside.”

Source: demotivator: http://www.despair.com; definition: http://www.dictionary.com

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Virtue!

May 31, 2018

Virtue_largeHere is the next demotivator for your viewing pleasure . . . and speaking of virtue, it reminds me of a quotation that my father was fond of repeating: “Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can, seldom found in woman, never found in man.”  Attributed to Father Jonathan Morris, a Roman Catholic priest (born in Ohio, as was my father, but now living in New York).

Survival!

April 30, 2018

Survival_largeAh, the intersecting point between one’s journey and one’s destination.  And contrary to the reality depicted in this demotivator, it doesn’t always have to end badly.  In nature more often than not, it usually does . . . the whole “survival of the fittest” concept.  We all have our challenges in life, and on some days, to “survive” . . . get through the work day . . . get to the weekend . . . get to the next vacation . . . is good enough.  Keep the faith, and let’s try not to get eaten today!

Pulling Together!

March 31, 2018

PullingTogether_largeTeamwork.  This is what crosses my mind when I hear the phrase “pulling together.”  But as this demotivator (courtesy of www-dot-despair-dot-com) accurately points out, to be successful in a teamwork frame of reference, you have to be pulling in the same direction.  “Pulling together” in opposite directions is known as a tug-of-war.  In sports-speak, a tug-of-war is “a contest in which two teams pull at opposite ends of a rope until one drags the other over a central line.”  The non-sports definition is “a situation in which two evenly matched people or factions are striving to keep or obtain the same thing.”  One interesting note of difference: the sports definition has no mention of “evenly matched” teams.

Discouragement!

February 28, 2018

Discouragement_51279547-3d37-4e08-806e-b21344883a96_largeYes, we all can fall victim to discouragement from time to time but there are a few easy things that one can do to fight back a bit (and buying into this particular demotivator is not one of them).

1) Get a good night’s sleep (being well-rested and not fatigued can go a long way).

2) Schedule some exercise and get your endorphins working for you.

3) Set some goals (make sure they are small and achievable).

4) Commit to a random act of kindness (get your serotonin working).

I’m sure there are many more techniques or things you can do, but these four should be a great starting point.

Source: http://waleoladipo.com/4-tips-to-beat-sudden-feelings-of-discouragement-and-depression/

Politics!

January 31, 2018

Politics_largeWhen I was growing up, there was a common sentiment in our household that certain issues should not be the topic of discussion in polite conversation — religion and politics (could this be based upon the concept of the separation of church and state?).  Whether or not they rose to the level of actually being “taboo” or not, is not for me to decide.   Obviously, now that we have entered the age of social media, anything goes.  Everyone has a voice, and every voice an audience, regardless.  Interestingly enough, the whole philosophic and jurisprudential concept phrased as “the separation of church and state” does not actually appear in the Constitution.  So, in honor of the many heated discussion we have had on these topics over the years, here is a wonderful “demotivator” (courtesy of http://www.despair.com) that at least puts the “politics” issue into perspective a bit (in a humorous vein).  Enjoy!

You Are Special!

December 31, 2017

YouAreSpecial_largeLast month I posted a demotivator on “Affirmation.”  Well, this month’s demotivator (courtesy of www-dot-despair-dot-com), “You Are Special,” seemed a natural follow-up posting.  And yes, if you are in need of this additional affirmation, and if it is a puppy you require for this affirmation, yes, this is a very adorably cute puppy, all white and fluffy, energetic, and probably very lovable.  But let’s remember the last phrase of the demotivator . . . and leave the puppy at home.   Thanks.

Affirmation!

November 30, 2017

Affirmation_largeHere is another wonderful demoti-vator (courtesy of www-dot-despair-dot-com).This seems to be especially relevant in today’s world of the participation trophy generation.  And, to add credence to this phenomenon, Georgetown University celebrated “Millenial Day” back in September.  The director of marketing at Georgetown, Chris Grosse, stated: “We decided we could come up with something that would be clever and funny, kind of honoring millennials, but also poking fun at some of the stereotypes that I think are incorrect.” The headline for an article written about this event read: “Participation trophies abound as Georgetown celebrates ‘Millennial Day’.” Ha!  Too funny!  I must give credit where credit is due . . .  a very catchy idea.

Teams!

October 30, 2017

Teams_largeHappy Monday!  As we begin a new work week, what better time to reflect on our current “team” climate at our assorted places of employment?  And, what better tool than one of the latest demotivators (courtesy of www-dot-despair-dot-com) on the topic.  Yes, we’ve all been there, those team, or group projects, where not every member pulls their weight or contributes at the same level.  Yet another example of humor that hits a little too close to the truth of how life sometimes operates.

Ruthlessness!

September 30, 2017

Ruthlessness_largeHappy Saturday!  The weekend has arrived so how about a little humor to get things going? Here is the next installment of demotivators (courtesy of www-dot-despair-dot-com).  Wow, how true (or so it would seem from my experience)!  And this concept ties in perfectly with the adage, “it’s not personal, it’s business.”  Obviously if you are not on the “receiving end” of the ruthless behavior, then it probably isn’t personal, but to the one on the receiving end, it is very personal.  It truly makes you wonder if business ethics actually still exist in the world.  Alas, c’est la vie!