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SOME ENTERTAINING STORIES TO BE SHARED

SOME ENTERTAINING STORIES TO BE SHARED

Motivation In the 1929 Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day Georgia Tech fumbled the ball and California’s Roy Riegel picked it up and ran it back 65 yards, but in the wrong direction. After running 65 yards his own players eventually tackled him. When California ended up having to punt, Georgia Tech blocked the kick and scored a safety. During halftime Riegel expected coach Price to be really angry about his stupid mistake. But, Price didn’t say anything about in…

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“THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY” SO WE NEED TO TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

“THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY” SO WE NEED TO TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

The idea behind the phrase "the map is not the territory" comes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP is an approach to communication and  personal development created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder of California in the 1970's.Part of the doctrine involved is the idea that "the map is not the territory." It refers to the difference between reality and our beliefs. It applies to the fact that our perception of the world is being generated by our brain as a "map"…

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AIN’T I A WONDER AND AIN’T YOU A WONDER TOO!

AIN’T I A WONDER AND AIN’T YOU A WONDER TOO!

That's the title of a best selling book written by Jess Lair a Montana university professor and published in 1977. In it he talks about self worth and how we should see how wonderful we were created to be even with all our faults I was reminded of the book one day  while listening to the radio in my car to a sermon by evangelist Joel Osteen which he titled "Seeing Yourself as a Masterpiece." In his talk he  said too…

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ARE YOU TROUBLED BY “ANTS”? RULES FOR POSITIVE THINKING.

ARE YOU TROUBLED BY “ANTS”? RULES FOR POSITIVE THINKING.

A friend sent me an article by Dr. Daniel Amen who is a physician, psychiatrist and best-selling author http://ahha.org/selfhelp-articles/ant-therapy/  The title is "ANT Therapy." By that he means "automatic negative thoughts" or "ANTs." These are the cynical, gloomy and complaining thoughts that just seem to keep coming all by themselves. He makes the point that every time we have a thought, our brain releases chemicals with an electrical transmission going across our brain. Thoughts are real and have an impact on…

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WHEN FEELING INSECURE, REMEMBER DAVID & GOLIAH

WHEN FEELING INSECURE, REMEMBER DAVID & GOLIAH

When faced with challenges that make us feel insecure let’s remember that the most powerful force we have is what we tell ourselves and believe. It’s all in our attitude because we create our own reality. Even the Bible gives us examples of courage against what appear to be insurmountable challenges. In 1-Samuel we have the famous story of David and Goliath. The Philistines had gathered their forces for war in Judah with a pitched camp. Saul and the Israelites…

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JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL & OTHER THOUGHTS ABOUT MOTIVATION

JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL & OTHER THOUGHTS ABOUT MOTIVATION

My father was a great believer in motivational ideas. He read motivational books, had motivational slogans and was a  believer in goal setting. He was also a very positive minded person which stood in stark contrast to my mother who tended to worry. I'm afraid I took more after my mother's viewpoint in spite of every effort of my father to influence me with a positive outlook. As a young man I worked on developing a goal oriented and positive outlook through reading and…

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NEEDLESS WORRY – THE MODERN CROSS WE BEAR

NEEDLESS WORRY – THE MODERN CROSS WE BEAR

Unless we get rid of our TV's and radios plus stopping reading newspapers we will continue to be  subjected to an infinite number of things to worry about. The  most recent is Ebola, but we have terrorist attacks, unpaid bills, political incompetence and multiple other things both personal, national and international to occupy our worrying. So, here are some thoughts about the subject. Let's start with Scripture. Matthew Chapt 6 says: "I tell you, therefore, do not worry about your life, about…

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INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS

Here are a collection of inspirational thoughts from a file i kept on motivation which I repeat here without any particular order. Maybe something here will touch your spirit. I hope so. "I shall not pass this way but once; any good therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." (Unknown) Winston…

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THE BENEFIT OF STRUGGLE

THE BENEFIT OF STRUGGLE

I'm trying a jury case in Seattle which started last week and has proven to be a challenge. I am reminded, however, about the butterfly as I contemplate my trial.  The adult butterfly lays eggs resulting in young caterpillars that begin eating without stopping for two or three weeks. They increase body size and change appearance. At the end of that time they bodies prepare to create a chrysalis or outer covering. They find a place on a branch and…

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THE NEW YEAR AND SETTING GOALS FOR 2013

THE NEW YEAR AND SETTING GOALS FOR 2013

Why do we celebrate the new year on January 1st? In fact New Year's Day is the closest thing to being the world's only true global public holiday. It's because of the Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome which set January 1st as a first day of the new year. The Romans celebrated New Year's Day in honor of Janus. Janus is the God who had two faces, one looking forward and the other looking…

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