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Message 717998 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 22:03:38 UTC - in response to Message 717990.  

Lots of successful people. One thing in common between them, that I noticed, is that to a man, they are all confident.

[snip] "If others can do it, I can do it too" [snip] "Things will work out okay" [snip]

Odd, my confidence is referred to as being cocky, and the other two qualities you mentioned just seem to piss people off... ;)

(I suppose that's why they all hang out together, birds of a feather and all.)
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Message 717999 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 22:03:48 UTC


Excellent post Beets!

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Message 718001 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 22:05:06 UTC - in response to Message 717997.  


electrician!



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Message 718015 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 22:26:02 UTC

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Message 718016 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 22:27:38 UTC - in response to Message 718015.  

Art psychotherapist, working with adolescents..

You've certainly come to the right place....

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Message 718019 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 22:33:48 UTC - in response to Message 718016.  

Art psychotherapist, working with adolescents..

You've certainly come to the right place....

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It helps :)
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Message 718044 - Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 23:32:11 UTC - in response to Message 718016.  

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You've certainly come to the right place....

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I take insult to that...... :}
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Message 720551 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 0:20:42 UTC - in response to Message 715481.  

I'll go first. Truck driver in W. Texas.


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Message 720690 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 8:53:36 UTC - in response to Message 717482.  

Fork Truck Operator

So you are saying you are built Ford tough.


Ummmm....no.

I said Fork Truck Operator...and out fork trucks are built by Nissan....lol

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Message 720692 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 8:56:46 UTC - in response to Message 717998.  

Lots of successful people. One thing in common between them, that I noticed, is that to a man, they are all confident.

[snip] "If others can do it, I can do it too" [snip] "Things will work out okay" [snip]

Odd, my confidence is referred to as being cocky, and the other two qualities you mentioned just seem to piss people off... ;)

(I suppose that's why they all hang out together, birds of a feather and all.)


That goes back to the whole " tact " conversation we had a while back, Jeff....lol

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Message 720812 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 13:30:54 UTC - in response to Message 720692.  

Lots of successful people. One thing in common between them, that I noticed, is that to a man, they are all confident.

[snip] "If others can do it, I can do it too" [snip] "Things will work out okay" [snip]

Odd, my confidence is referred to as being cocky, and the other two qualities you mentioned just seem to piss people off... ;)

(I suppose that's why they all hang out together, birds of a feather and all.)


That goes back to the whole " tact " conversation we had a while back, Jeff....lol

Isn't confident and cocky pretty much the same thing?
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Message 720862 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 15:58:19 UTC

Semi-retired, but work in technical publications and training material for electronics company. At present working on computer control system for long wall mining equipment, multiplexers for CCTV and control equipment for pumping and measuring of fuels.
In the past worked on similar for TBM's, artillery gun computer system with ring laser gyroscope, pipeline inspection system for gas industry, Trafalgar class submarine sonar system and Tornado and Eurofighter military aircraft.
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Message 720916 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 17:49:36 UTC

Retired. Formerly, insurance fraud investigator.
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Message 720921 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 18:39:16 UTC - in response to Message 720812.  

Lots of successful people. One thing in common between them, that I noticed, is that to a man, they are all confident.

[snip] "If others can do it, I can do it too" [snip] "Things will work out okay" [snip]

Odd, my confidence is referred to as being cocky, and the other two qualities you mentioned just seem to piss people off... ;)

(I suppose that's why they all hang out together, birds of a feather and all.)


That goes back to the whole " tact " conversation we had a while back, Jeff....lol

Isn't confident and cocky pretty much the same thing?


It depends on the attitude involved with the confidence. One can be confident in one's abilities without being a complete jackass ( cocky ) about it.

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Message 720983 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 20:54:26 UTC

I've always maintained that, so long as you aim for excellence in whatever you do, you cannot go wrong. Any progress is a success.

I was told one of those self-improvement mantras years ago:
Success is the gradual realisation of a series of pre-determined goals
ie: Know what you want to achieve and how to get there; and go for it, one step at a time.
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Message 721046 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 22:16:40 UTC

I am a table games dealer supervisor at a casino (sometimes called the "pit boss"). Which means now instead of standing around and playing cards for a living I stand around and watch other people play cards for a living.
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Message 721056 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 22:28:57 UTC - in response to Message 721046.  

I am a table games dealer supervisor at a casino (sometimes called the "pit boss").

Do you know how to kill someone with your pinky finger?
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Message 721060 - Posted: 2 Mar 2008, 22:32:49 UTC - in response to Message 721046.  
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I am a table games dealer supervisor at a casino (sometimes called the "pit boss"). Which means now instead of standing around and playing cards for a living I stand around and watch other people play cards for a living.

If River Rock, I've likely paid part of your salary, :-\\
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Message 721101 - Posted: 3 Mar 2008, 0:17:29 UTC

Housewife, amateur web designer, virtual creature creator and sometime Security Guard.

"So if it's just us... seems like an awful waste of space. Right?"
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Message 721117 - Posted: 3 Mar 2008, 0:55:36 UTC

Perpetual student, USAF (SATCOM), Paramedic.
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