January 24, 2010

If you work really hard, and are kind, amazing things will happen.


I don't know how many of you saw the final Conan O'Brien show but he said some things that have really, really resonated with me. For the last couple of months, I've been really, really trying to do what he just said. I truly believe in what he said and it has been a great reminder of some New Years resolutions. With the debacle going on and all he could have said something else, but he didn't. And I think it was a great example to EVERYONE in ANY field.

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday and here's to 2010 and everyone living without cynicism, working hard, and being kind. What a world this would be...

16 comments:

Annie @ MarryYouMe said...

Amazing words to live by! Thanks Jonathan for posting.

Adhis said...

Isn't that beautiful?
Yes. Yes, it is.

Rachael said...

it is a great reminder...to focus on the positive rather than wallowing in the negative. and for me, to keep working hard and being kind, because it will pay off. sometimes that is hard to see when there are fakers and cheaters surrounding you. but, in the long run, this is all that matters. thank you.

jomama said...

i'm so glad you put this up! i was so impressed by what he said that night. and ever since i've been thinking, "man, that conan, what a classy guy."

Cedric Anderson said...

We saw that too. It really was the perfect thing to say to everyone watching. Those types of statements only make people better.

Natalie. said...

Love it!

PS. Richie has a man crush on Conan.

Ryan said...

I love this.

kristinbednarz said...

Thank you for sharing this. It's so true and such a great mantra to live by. After I read your blog this morning, I thought about all the people in my past, famous or friends or family and the ones I love the most, admire the most, have these traits and qualities. Good words to live by.

On another side note, Mr. Canlas, you are such an inspiration to me and my work as I trudge along in this cynical job we have. Your work is pure. It's simple. It's clean. Yet it so so resonates with my soul. It's beautiful and timeless. I love it so.

Jonathan Canlas said...

@kristin Hug hug, kiss kiss, hug hug, big kiss, little hug, kiss kiss, little kiss.

you made my day.

kristinbednarz said...

Everything you said, in person someday! Can't wait to give you a hug!!! Off to live my day a little better. :)

malinoel said...

this is awesome! thanks for posting!

jenlongaway said...

i missed the last show and forgot to tivo. thanks for posting this!!

Jeannette P said...

that's awesome! Being cynical doesn't get anyone anywhere good. And it passes on to others around you too. Wish people would take this advice & be for uplifting & kind. Great words to share.

Justin Hackworth said...

Three cheers for kindness. Thanks for this, Jon. It resonates with the way I think you live your life.

mbobm said...

love it. that quote will go down in history. mark my words.

elka said...

thank you for posting this, I don't have TV and 99% of the time I don't miss anything good, but this was clearly not to be missed. a message we all need to hear and take home.

I have been enjoying your blog lately and you have me seriously considered borrowing an old camera of my grandfathers, loading it up with film, and going for it.