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Mel Kaye-(my real name), MondayMorningPower,
MMP, Killeris-(Technorati name), Powerkis-(Wordpress name), SiFiBiBi-(Original Blogger name)
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Attitude, The Ultimate Power-(Blog name)
MondayMorningPower-(Blog AKA)
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Why read Monday Morning Power?

You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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This Site is dedicated to the development of your ATTITUDE, which is your ULTIMATE POWER. The content includes: Essays, Articles, Poems, Links, Inspirational stories, Quotes, Research, Music, an original series called the "Process" and Laughter....all focused on the
Pursuit, Capture, Care and Feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Are You Prepared For Success? (Section II - Installment #20m "Can’t” – Male version)

(If this is your first time on this site, I recommend that you begin with "Are You Prepared For Success?" [Introduction])

If you are a female reader please go to #20f.


Can't is the worst word that is written or spoken;
Doing more harm here than slander and lies;
On it is many a strong spirit broken,
And with it many a good purpose dies.
It springs from the lips of the thoughtless each morning
And robs you of courage you need through the day:
It rings in your ears like a timely sent warning
And laughs when you falter and fall by the way.

Can't is the father of feeble endeavor,
The parent of terror and halfhearted work;
It weakens the efforts of artisans clever,
And makes of the toiler and indolent shirk.
It poisons the soul of a man with a vision,
It stifles in infancy many a plan;
It greets honest toiling with open derision
And mocks at the hopes and dreams of a man.

Can't is a word none should speak without blushing;
To utter it should be a symbol of shame;
Ambition and courage it daily is crushing;
It blights a man's purpose and shortens his aim.
Despise it with all of your hatred of error;
Refuse it the lodgment it seeks in your brain;
Arm against it as a creature of terror,
And all that you dream of you someday shall gain.

Can't is the word that is foe to ambition,
An enemy ambushed to shatter your will;
Its prey is forever the man with a mission
And it bows but to courage and patience and skill.
Hate it, with hatred that's deep and undying,
For once it is welcomed 'twill break any man;
Whatever the goal you are seeking, keep trying
And answer this demon by saying: "you can."

(Based on a poem by Edgar Guest)

I strongly suggest that you write down your immediate reaction, after passionately reading this poem.
  • What would you like to do but think you can't (within the bounds of physics, decency, morality and the law)?

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Karen said...

This is like a picture my parents used to hang over our front door so we saw it everytime we went out. It had a little seagull struggling to fly, and this poem under it.

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but think you can't, It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost.
For out of the world we find success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think youa re outclassed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he CAN !!

Monday Morning Power said...


This is one of the poems that I use in my "Process." It is one of many that has deep meaning for me.

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Baba Doodlius said...

Here's what it made me think of (even if it's not exactly a can-can't thing):

Luke: "I'll try."
Yoda: "NO! *Do*... or do not. There is no try."
Mr Miyagi: "You karate do 'yes', or you karate do 'no'. You karate do 'guess so' - >squish< - just like grape."

Hard to get more inspirational than Yoda and Mr. Miyagi.

Baba Doodlius said...

...or this one that I just thought of (paraphrased):

Sun Tzu: "The victorious warrior wins first and then goes to war. the defeated warrior goes to war first and then tries to win."

(I don't really read Sun Tzu, I got it from Civ 4.)

Monday Morning Power said...

I agree, both Yoda & Mr. Miyagi have positive things to say, even if they, themselves, are fictional. Gain wisdom from whatever source projects it. It is our individual duty to determine what is wisdom and what is nonsense. Deciding the difference between the two is one of the goals of my "Process."

Comedy + said...

Can't my behind. People told me I can't and I showed them I could. Can't isn't in my vocabulary. This post is good for both male and female. I'll go read the female one now. I should tell you what I did for a living huh? Have a great day. :)

darlene said...

hi, thanks for visiting my site...i have added you to my blog roll on my site!!...take care!!...and EAT CHEESE!

Monday Morning Power said...

comedy +,

OK, you have got my interest. What did you do for a living before you were able to retire at 53. I am so jealous. Also, on my female and male versions of my posts, the differences are very subtle, however, when I start to post "Section III" the differences become HUGE; not in the words, but in the results. You will just have to wait and see what I mean.

darlene said...

posted a linc to that write on my site just now!!...hope ya dont mind!!....god bless...and welcome to my new blogger friends!!....Jackie is my favorite girlfriend through bloggin...but i love to meet new friends!!...go look!!

Monday Morning Power said...

I will take a look. I am pleased that you placed the link.

Lansy said...

Thank you, monday morning power for the comment and link exchange. I have added your link to my site. Hope to see my link up soon. :)

Cheers to a good life.

aussiecynic said...

G'Day there Just added your link thanks AC

aussiecynic said...

No prob mel.....glad you like