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Aug 20, 2008 3:24 PM CST Formula for failure
Formula for failure; trying to please everyone.
--Anonymous

It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we adopted goals that couldn't be reached from the beginning. We allowed our identities to become tied in with pleasing people. If we suffered rejection, we collapsed into a quivering heap. Each time we wrapped ourselves up in a package for someone to pass judgment on, we set ourselves up for failure.
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Aug 20, 2008 3:29 PM CST Formula for failure
alabamabebe
alabamabebealabamabebeBanks of the Warrior River, Alabama USA85 Threads 3 Polls 6,177 Posts
HJFinAZ: Formula for failure; trying to please everyone.
--Anonymous

It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we adopted goals that couldn't be reached from the beginning. We allowed our identities to become tied in with pleasing people. If we suffered rejection, we collapsed into a quivering heap. Each time we wrapped ourselves up in a package for someone to pass judgment on, we set ourselves up for failure.
thumbs up So true. Like me or don't, I am who I am, I'm not about pleasing everyone in the world anymore. Tried for way too long, and nobody was happy including me. grin
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Aug 20, 2008 3:32 PM CST Formula for failure
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
HJFinAZ: Formula for failure; trying to please everyone.
--Anonymous

It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we adopted goals that couldn't be reached from the beginning. We allowed our identities to become tied in with pleasing people. If we suffered rejection, we collapsed into a quivering heap. Each time we wrapped ourselves up in a package for someone to pass judgment on, we set ourselves up for failure.
thumbs up thumbs up wave
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Aug 20, 2008 3:35 PM CST Formula for failure
simpleone
simpleonesimpleoneArkansas, USA3 Threads 74 Posts
HJFinAZ: Formula for failure; trying to please everyone.
--Anonymous

It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we adopted goals that couldn't be reached from the beginning. We allowed our identities to become tied in with pleasing people. If we suffered rejection, we collapsed into a quivering heap. Each time we wrapped ourselves up in a package for someone to pass judgment on, we set ourselves up for failure.


Some of the best advice ever given!thumbs up
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Aug 20, 2008 3:38 PM CST Formula for failure
simpleone: Some of the best advice ever given!


I prefer the gossip column to the advice column!!devil And I am no Ann Landers..


rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 20, 2008 3:39 PM CST Formula for failure
simpleone
simpleonesimpleoneArkansas, USA3 Threads 74 Posts
Guess I'm just easy to please
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Aug 20, 2008 3:40 PM CST Formula for failure
kkitty4u
kkitty4ukkitty4uSt Paul, Minnesota USA33 Threads 3 Polls 1,824 Posts
tongue I SEE YOU ARE PLEASED laugh laugh
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Aug 20, 2008 3:41 PM CST Formula for failure
simpleone
simpleonesimpleoneArkansas, USA3 Threads 74 Posts
It happens
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Aug 20, 2008 3:41 PM CST Formula for failure
HJFinAZ: trying to please everyone.


It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we adopted goals that couldn't be reached from the beginning.


In related news...

I once thought that I would never be able to o*gasm more than 5 times in a sexing session, but it was my goal. So one magical day (7 months ago), I lit up the scoreboard and had seven o*gasm in a span of 5 hours. She was pleased (she had 4) and I was pleased. I guess it was a reasonable standard that I knew I could have reached. So the next time I have a girlfriend, I will just shoot for seven on those extra kinky days....8 would just be unreachable....
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Aug 20, 2008 3:42 PM CST Formula for failure
Sommerauer71
Sommerauer71Sommerauer71Salzburg, Austria164 Threads 4 Polls 19,249 Posts
StressFree: In related news...

I once thought that I would never be able to o*gasm more than 5 times in a sexing session, but it was my goal. So one magical day (7 months ago), I lit up the scoreboard and had seven o*gasm in a span of 5 hours. She was pleased (she had 4) and I was pleased. I guess it was a reasonable standard that I knew I could have reached. So the next time I have a girlfriend, I will just shoot for seven on those extra kinky days....8 would just be unreachable....


Choose your girlfriend carefully and it may well be.
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Aug 20, 2008 3:42 PM CST Formula for failure
BamaFan
BamaFanBamaFanbirmingham, Alabama USA27 Threads 116 Posts
I agree with you,all my life i have strived for just that,it really bothered if anyone in my life ,family or stranger was upset with me.I am the type of person thats wants everyone to like me,i am very friendly and everyone i meet likes me,i used to hate confrontation,still do to a point,but it has took age to make me realize i am trying to achieve the impossible,but i have let alot of that go,now i dont take crap from people,in my younger days,i was so shy and would do what people would tell me to do.After you get shit on so much in life you tend to wise up,not in any way saying i am rude to anybody,i go out of my way to be kind and speak to people,but turn it in a different direction,its on!!!
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Aug 20, 2008 3:44 PM CST Formula for failure
kkitty4u
kkitty4ukkitty4uSt Paul, Minnesota USA33 Threads 3 Polls 1,824 Posts
StressFree: In related news...

I once thought that I would never be able to o*gasm more than 5 times in a sexing session, but it was my goal. So one magical day (7 months ago), I lit up the scoreboard and had seven o*gasm in a span of 5 hours. She was pleased (she had 4) and I was pleased. I guess it was a reasonable standard that I knew I could have reached. So the next time I have a girlfriend, I will just shoot for seven on those extra kinky days....8 would just be unreachable....


I only have an hour moping
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Aug 20, 2008 3:44 PM CST Formula for failure
Sommerauer71: Choose your girlfriend carefully and it may well be.


Still ahead of you...

kkitty4u: I only have an hour


Is three good enough?
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Aug 20, 2008 3:46 PM CST Formula for failure
kkitty4u
kkitty4ukkitty4uSt Paul, Minnesota USA33 Threads 3 Polls 1,824 Posts
grin
StressFree: Still ahead of you...
Is three good enough?
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Aug 20, 2008 4:13 PM CST Formula for failure
cherokeemoon2
cherokeemoon2cherokeemoon2grove, Oklahoma USA19 Threads 777 Posts
alabamabebe: So true. Like me or don't, I am who I am, I'm not about pleasing everyone in the world anymore. Tried for way too long, and nobody was happy including me.
DITTOthumbs up
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Aug 20, 2008 4:59 PM CST Formula for failure
Jan1305
Jan1305Jan1305Sunshine and vino, Murcia Spain199 Threads 7,310 Posts
HJFinAZ: Formula for failure; trying to please everyone.
--Anonymous

It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we adopted goals that couldn't be reached from the beginning. We allowed our identities to become tied in with pleasing people. If we suffered rejection, we collapsed into a quivering heap. Each time we wrapped ourselves up in a package for someone to pass judgment on, we set ourselves up for failure.


Pat you think too much!

When are we going to hear what Pat actually thinks and does rather than what he reads. If we all followed platitudes like this, life would be an eternal paradise and nobody would be here!

In the past I tried to please everybody until I realised it's not healthy and was draining me. It is nice though to put a smile on someone's face.
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Aug 20, 2008 5:04 PM CST Formula for failure
woody636
woody636woody636Elgin, Illinois USA4 Threads 1,810 Posts
alabamabebe: So true. Like me or don't, I am who I am, I'm not about pleasing everyone in the world anymore. Tried for way too long, and nobody was happy including me.


thumbs up Agree with ya on this one! Except for the part about trying to do that. Never have, never will. Accept me for who I am.
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Aug 20, 2008 5:06 PM CST Formula for failure
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
HJFinAZ: Formula for failure; trying to please everyone.
--Anonymous

It has done us no good to set standards we could not reach. On many occasions, we adopted goals that couldn't be reached from the beginning. We allowed our identities to become tied in with pleasing people. If we suffered rejection, we collapsed into a quivering heap. Each time we wrapped ourselves up in a package for someone to pass judgment on, we set ourselves up for failure.








and an "amen"
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Aug 20, 2008 5:06 PM CST Formula for failure
tipaly81
tipaly81tipaly81Moscow, Idaho USA71 Threads 15 Polls 1,334 Posts
HJFinAZ: I prefer the gossip column to the advice column!! And I am no Ann Landers..


Hmm, but I could see you in a dress with some knee high stockings you ckecky thing you.blushing
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Aug 20, 2008 8:03 PM CST Formula for failure
Jan1305: Pat you think too much!

When are we going to hear what Pat actually thinks and does rather than what he reads. If we all followed platitudes like this, life would be an eternal paradise and nobody would be here!

In the past I tried to please everybody until I realised it's not healthy and was draining me. It is nice though to put a smile on someone's face.


Patrick thinks many different ways about many different things. I attempt to keep my mind active, I also attempt to pass along what I have learned. I never know who may benefit from what I have learned, I do know I have benefited from what others have learned. I have also learned education does not always come from a book.

Patrick does many things. Things that "please" Patrick. I do ham radio, race cars, custom motorcycles, a little travel, there is a seminar I do, and I care for an elderly mother Which things would you care to hear about?
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