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Getting A Return On Your Investment March 21, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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250px-New_Orleans_City_of_Old_Romance_and_New_Opportunity_Crop_p_23_MoneybagsIn the latest issue of On Investing (Spring 2011), the quotes in Across the Wire seemed as apt to daily life as financial life:

* The whole secret to winning and losing in the stock market is to lose the least amount possible when you’re not right. ~ William J. O’Neill, financial author and publisher.

* Even the intelligent investor is likely to need considerable willpower to keep from following the crowd.  ~ Benjamin Graham, American economist.

* He who will not economize will have to agonize. ~ Confucius, Chinese philosopher.

* Invest a few moments in thinking.  It will pay good interest. ~ Anonymous

And my hands-down favorite:

* You can NEVER plan the future by looking at the past.  ~ Edmund Burke, British statesman and philosopher.

So true.  When we spend countless hours analyzing the past, we are chasing water droplets downstream instead of forging forward.

Live today.

The future will not wait.

No rules.  Just write!

Thought to Ponder

Like a water-wheel, filling and emptying its buckets over and over as it turns, we empty out who we were,  to become more fully who we are meant to be.

Rather than allowing our thoughts, emotions, and past experiences to dictate our re-actions to new events, we can view life with alert curiosity.

When we let go of our automatic responses and begin to live spontaneously in the here and now, we uncover the joy and happiness within.

You must empty yourself of the past to receive the present. ~ Zen Parable

Related post:  We Travel Best When We Travel Light

Note:  The Spring 2011 issue is not on-line yet:  On Investing (Winter 2010)

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1. William D'Andrea - March 21, 2011

What really matters is not how much you have. It’s what you do with whatever you’ve got that counts.

nrhatch - March 21, 2011

So true. Happiness lies not in having all we want . . . but in enjoying what we have.

Riches are not from an abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind. ~ Mohammed 😎

2. Piglet in Portugal - March 21, 2011

“When we let go of our automatic responses and begin to live spontaneously in the here and now, we uncover the joy and happiness within”

Let go of the baggage in your past life and move forward and embrace the new 🙂 Ignore the whispering leprechaun on your shoulder…planting seeds of doubt and insecurity.
PiP

nrhatch - March 21, 2011

Exactly! Be Here Now. 😀

3. souldipper - March 21, 2011

Ben Graham’s quote makes me think of one of Buffet’s favourites:
“Be fearful when others are greedy and
Greedy when others are fearful.”

I’ve not heard your favourite before. Bet he’s had to buck a lot of resistance. Good for him.

nrhatch - March 21, 2011

Thanks, Amy. I’ve found the wisest counsel by looking within, right here, right now.

So, he’ll get no resistance from me. 😎

4. carldagostino - March 21, 2011

Invest ye not in things of this world sayest the Lord. I sayeth but the Lord don’t payeth the billseth.

nrhatch - March 21, 2011

True. Plus, someone right here on Earth may have put those words in the Lord’s mouth. 😀

5. Cindy - March 21, 2011

Perfectly sensible, whether applicable to money or other things.

nrhatch - March 22, 2011

Here’s to embracing the NOW with open arms and a big xmile. 😀


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