What would happen if you got rid of all the negative people in your life? The complainers, whiners, and manipulators. The abusers.
If you stopped associating with all those people who bring you grief, who would be left? What percentage of your life consists of negativity?
We know, intellectually, that negative people bring us down, but even so, we live, work, sleep and eat with them. We do our best to ignore them, to appease them, to understand them, but by the end of the day, we are tired of their drama.
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Learning self-control is not as difficult as it may sound.
Think of your mental and physical energy reserves like a gas tank in your car.
When the tank is empty, the car immediately shuts down and strands you at the most inopportune moment. Continue reading Learning Self-Control
ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN
(a guide for Global Leadership by Robert Fulghum)
All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.
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The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, then education, than money, than circumstances, than what other people think or say or do. Continue reading Attitude
Do you sometimes feel like you are your own worst enemy?
Do people get in the way of your plans?
Do you give in to the pressure of others?
These areVictim behaviors are learned responses to the people around us. Stopping self-sabotage is a matter of identifying the signals we give that shout “victim.” Continue reading Stopping Self-Sabotage
The next time you are stuck in a thought rut with deep, dark thoughts, try this mindfulness exercise to chase the darkness away
Stop and look around. Going into nature is the best, looking out a window is second best, but even your office cubical has interesting things to focus on. Continue reading Stuck in a Thought Rut
How do you know when you are healed? What exactly is the meaning of “healing?”
A cut heals into a scar. We say the cut is “healed,” but the reminder is there in the form of a scar. Is a scar a form of healing? Physical scars are usually a tear in the skin – whether a big tear or as a knife wound, or a small tear – a prick of the finger with a pin.
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to rejuvenate and grow. Growth is one of the requirements of a living organism. Growth and reproduction.
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