Porch painting is finally finished! The bulk of the painting went quickly but the fine tuning and border pin-striping took forever because of the 100 years of bumpiness reflected in the floorboards. Even when the weather is too cold for alfresco dinners the design still peeks through the lace curtains of the door and windows. Will get the pro @shemmerle to photograph soon and post details then. Hey @poughtential do you like the new hashtag? #porchtential#floorpattern#poughkeepsie#floorpainting#poughtential#lace#juliawhitneybarnes
Our #galleryhill ensuite bath has come a LONG way since we first started. Fixtures are in and final touches are being done before we style and shoot end of this month. Here’s a look at our marble floor pattern before all the plumbing fixtures and vanity went in. #perfection
"I will try."
I read an interesting article by John Rampton about 12 Words and Phrases Intelligent People Never Say.
This was #12
Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, sums this one up perfectly on Inc.com; "I will try..."
There are no three words in the English language that are more deceptive, both to the person who says them and the person who hears them.
People who say "I will try" have given themselves permission to fail. No matter what happens, they can always claim that they "tried."
James adds, "People who really and truly achieve goals never say 'I will try.'" Instead of saying this phrase, "they always say 'I will do' something or, better yet, 'I must do' whatever the task is." As Yoda famously said in The Empire Strikes Back, "Do. Or do not. There is no try."
So ask yourself this, will you try or do? 😉
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