Life Lessons

If you wouldn’t tell your grandmother about it, why do it?

I read a book the other day that made these suggestions and/or asked these questions of the reader:

  • “Consider your circumstances
  • Start small
  • Have you taken full advantage of the opportunities offered to you?
  • Are you working hard on your career, or even your job?
  • Are you letting bitterness and resentment hold you back and drag you down?
  • Have you made peace with your brother or sister?
  • Are you treating your spouse and your children with dignity and respect?
  • Do you have habits that are destroying your health and well-being?
  • Are you truly shouldering your responsibilities?
  • Have you said what you need to say to your friends and family members?
  • Are there things that you could do, that you know you could do, that would make things around you better?”

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Your Circumstances Don’t Make You

Born in mid-19th century Britain, this young man was brought into a world that that did not suffer hard times easily. His father’s business failed a few years after he was born, and when his father immigrated to America to remake his fortune, as many others were doing, his dad…

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Five Steps to Start Living a Life of Significance

From the second you grasp that you have the power to have a positive impact on the people around you, most people work to do just that. Prior to that flash of insight, we’re usually occupied with everyday life, often forgetting to add meaning to our actions or ask why we feel unsatisfied. Suddenly, however, you wake up one day and the world is different. As if from a dream, you realize that you want people to look back on your life and remember the good things you did; that you lived a life of significance.

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Don’t Let Ants Ruin Your Picnic

Way back in 1902, the author James Allen, one of the very first motivational authors wrote:

“As masters of our own thoughts we are makers of ourselves, shapers and authors of our environment.”

Did you ever wake up just a little down, and as you are preparing for an outing you start to have one negative thought after another? If it continues for long, you might even decide to skip that fall picnic you have been planning to go to for weeks. You think about last week and feel sad about things that happened—you find yourself suddenly pessimistic and anxious about what tomorrow will bring—and in a flash you realize that today, you just don’t like anything. Well, here’s a good-news flash, it’s not you that’s the problem!

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