Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dreamthought #21





"You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create, not to
compete for what is already created.

You do not have to take anything away from anyone.

You do not have to drive sharp bargains.

You do not have to cheat or to take advantage. You do not need to let anyone
work for you for less than she/he earns.

You do not have to covet the property of others or to look at it with wishful
eyes.

No one has anything of which you cannot have the like, and that without
taking what she/he has away from her/him.

You are to become a creator, not a competitor. You are going to
get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every
other person whom you affect will have more than she/he has now."

Wallace D. Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich
(1910)



Shellsigna

12 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

excellent, excellent thoughts - a perfect shell post!

glorv1 said...

Great thoughts. Have a great Wednesday. (tomorrow)

Cheryl Lynn said...

That is amazing, and oh so true! We must learn to celebrate each others' successes. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.

Love to you, sweetheart!

Elizabeth said...

That is an excellent quote. Thank you for sharing.

Laurie said...

I loved this "Dreamthought!"
I was suprised to see it was written in 1910!
Hugs))
Love the bunny graphic ~

SE'LAH... said...

wonderful words of wisdom, Shell.

xo

Christina said...

So, so true. I love this, and will keep these words, beside my heart.
xo

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Love this. Glad I was lead to read it today.
bunny hugs,
shell

KathrynAntyr said...

Oh how I love this. Yes! I am a creator! Yes I have the confidence to know that I have a special place that doesn't take anything away from anyone else. Yes! Yes! Yes!

thank you for sharing this.
As you can see I really like it.

{wink}
k

Elisa Day said...

Wonderful! And I kind of quessed you would love the dragon house from Barcelona. It wispered your name :D

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh this is wonderful! And so very, very true. I have been telling myself, my family, my friends and students the very same thing for about 3 years now. I am asked all the time about how I feel about my competition. I tell them, " I didn't know I was in one!" A competition for what??? I believe and will always believe that what you do special, no one can do that thing the very same way. Whether it's baking a red velvet cake, sewing a sock puppet, or just making people feel welcomed. There is no one that can do it just like YOU! There is only competition if you want it he he he! Great post for sure! LOVE IT!

Keith said...

That are definitely great insights to live by. Thanks for sharing those. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.