Monday, April 8, 2013

PERSONALITY TRAITS: Blog Six Of An Eight Blog Study - The Patton Syndrome

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YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you remember
KEEP AWAY FROM PEOPLE WHO BELITTLE YOUR AMBITIONS.  
SMALL PEOPLE ALWAYS DO THAT, BUT THE REALLY GREAT
MAKE YOU FEEL THAT YOU, TOO, CAN BECOME GREAT - Mark Twain

IT'S ALWAYS TOO SOON TO QUIT - Norman Vincent Peale


If people are like a box of crayons, General George Smith Patton was a full sized box of  sharp pointed, bright colored crayolas.  He moved men and equipment towards his objective over  and through the most fierce resistance.  At an allied conference trying to work out a way to relieve troops caught in the surprise German counter attack known as the "Battle of the Bulge", Patton said he'd furnish relief in three days.

When scoffed at by the British for stating he would do the impossible, pulling his battle weary troops out of one battle then march hundreds of miles to do another battle in three days,   he informed them that he had started the relief the day before.


WELL BEGUN IS HALF DONE - Aristotle

GENERAL McAULIFFE
"The fortunes of war are changing.  This time the U.S.A. forces in and around Bastogne have been encircled by strong armor units.......more units are on the way", that was the message to the surrounded American troops by German General Heinrich von Luttwitz at the ending of World War II.  He demanded immediate surrender.  

Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe, known to his troops as "Old Crock", in command of the surrounded troops, sent a one word message in reply to the demand for surrender.  "NUTS"  Perplexed, the Germans found out the reason for his answer when Old Blood and Guts Patton arrived.


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMPOSSIBLE AND POSSIBE 
LIES IN A MAN'S DETERMINATION - Tommy Lasorda

Yesterday I had the pleasure of a short visit with my Granddaughter Jillian Elizabeth.  As ever, she was effervescent, bubbling over with infectious joy.  She told me that she and her husband, Tim, had paid off all their debts--both have gone to school forever.  She will get her  Masters Degree in December.  They are celebrating with a Mediterranean Cruise.

I can hear it now, "She's lucky!"  Yell, sure, right!  Lucky like in 18 years of determination to get her education and prepare for life.


EVEN THE WOODPECKER OWES HIS SUCCESS TO THE FACT THAT 
HE USES HIS HEAD AND KEEPS PECKING AWAY
UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE - Coleman Cox

Another granddaughter, Delanie Rose Pierce Boggs, her Grandpa's "Little Rosebud", is the epitome of the Patton Syndrome, she is determination in the flesh.

I tell my daughter, Kimberly, that she is about the size of "A well used bar of soap".  I am not sure Rosebud will be that big.  When Rosebud was in Kindergarten she kicked her older brother in the privates.  Writing her letter of apology she ended, "Next time, do what I tell you".  Yes, she was sorry but, none-the-less, she planned to have her way in the matter.  Determination!

YOU'VE GOT TO GET UP EVERY MORNING WITH DETERMINATION
IF YOU'RE GOING TO BED WITH SATISFACTION 
George Horace Lorimer

Determination is the ability to carry on in the face of everything in your mind and the environment around you telling you to quit, when you believe what you are doing will work.  Don't let the mind's argumentative demand for a "Quick Way Out" ease your conscious and convince you that giving up is acceptable.  IT IS NOT!  Quite simply, don't give yourself permission to quit.  Think Strength.  Think Determination.




GOD BLESS  YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA

THANK GOD FOR ANOTHER SPRING!

1 comment:

Phatmom said...

I needed this pep talk! Thanks!