Posts Tagged "common sense"

Your Vision Is Vital

»Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Achievement, Business Growth, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Inspiration, Leadership, Personal Development, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Michael Vance, creative director of Disney World in Orlando was asked: “Isn’t it a shame that Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?” “He did see it,” Vance said, “and that is precisely why we are here today!” Before every great undertaking, someone has a vision.  The army commander, a strategy.  The football coach, a game plan.  The artist, a picture in the  mind’s eye. In business, too many are following schedules, attending meetings, anxiously responding to cell phones, and other urgencies.  They are dominated by routine, often trivial activities.  Something’s missing. A clear...

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It’s All About Priorities

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Genius, Inspiration, Management, Motivation, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

Sometimes I think if I hear one more person say, “I haven’t had time to . . . ,” I’ll just scream. That’s absurd.  They have the time.  You have the time.  I have the time.  Everybody has the time.  We have the same amount of time allotted to Thomas Jefferson, Michaelangelo, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, and Ben Franklin. It isn’t about your time; it’s about your priorities. It’s about how you choose to use your time.  You can use your time doing things perfectly, and it could be the worst possible use of your time, because those things may not need doing...

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7 Ways To Teach Yourself Anything

»Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Leadership, Personal Development, Reading, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is important to be a self-learner, because change in the world is accelerating. We can no longer rely on our formal education to serve us as we speed through our careers.  We cannot act as if our education is a vaccination that protects us from the toils and snares of life and career. We must become self-learners.  These steps will help you increase your knowledge: Read. If you’re new to self-directed learning, there is no better place to start than reading.  Target your learning area.  Research sources for the information you seek.  The Internet opens the entire world of knowledge for us.  If...

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Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk

»Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Anger, Common Sense, Happiness, Health, Positive Thinking, self-talk, Stress | Comments Off on Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk

Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk Doctors at Mayo Clinic say positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. They suggest eliminating negative self-talk. Here are some examples of negative self-talk: Filtering. You magnify the negative aspects of a situation and filter out all of the positive ones. For example, say you had a great day at work. You completed your tasks ahead of time and were complimented for doing a speedy and thorough job. But you forgot one minor step. That evening, you focus only on your oversight and forget about the compliments you...

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Be Happy; Be A Forgiver

»Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Anger, Bible, Books, Common Sense, Forgiveness, Happiness, Inspiration, Personal Development, Wisdom | 0 comments

Be Happy; Be A Forgiver Are you easily offended?  Many people are, and it makes them miserable.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  You can control your thoughts.  It isn’t easy, but it can be done.  I write about that in my book, Thought: An Awesome Creative Force. I encountered two unhappy people today while I was trying to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in a local restaurant.  They both dumped on me.  That’s what unhappy people do; they spread their misery.  “Misery loves company.”  You’ve heard the saying. One person was on the telephone a couple of tables over, giving someone on...

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