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September 30, 2009

Respect

Do you watch the news, read the paper, search the internet and see all of the negative and derogatory comments people say about other people? Do you, or others, talk about other people when they are not around?

When did things change that anyone can say anything about other people and it's OK? When did we lose the respect for others?

It starts with ourselves. We need to respect ourselves and the value we bring to the world. When we respect ourselves we will respect other people. Stop saying negative things about yourself and others. Listen to other people and empathize with them. You don't need to agree with everything  they say and do but you do need to understand their position. You need to respect their perspective and views.

Take time today and show respect. Take pride in yourself and appreciation for others.

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September 28, 2009

Sharing

How often do you share? How often do you give of yourself?

We all have special gifts. It is our responsibility to share those with everyone else. It's not only our responsibility, it's our obligation. When we die we can't take anything with us but we can leave our gifts.

You need to make sure that every day you share your gifts with others. Make someone else better, make them smile, make them better. Life is too short to not give it all away.

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September 24, 2009

What have you done for yourself lately?

How often do you wash your car, cut your lawn, paint your house? How often do you help your spouse or children?

Let's ask a different question. How often do you read or go for a walk? Go to the gym? Learn something new or relax and have fun?

You need to invest and take care of yourself too. You need to take the time for personal growth, for personal investment. When you take care of yourself it's an investment, not an expense.

Make sure you take the time in your life to take care of yourself. There is only one of you!

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September 21, 2009

Goals

When you left your house this morning to go to Church, the store, work, etc.... how did you know where to go? Did you just walk out of your door and end up somewhere?

I'm sure you left knowing all of the places you needed to go otherwise you wouldn't have got there. The same things need to happen with your life. You can't expect to have success unless you define what that success is. You can't expect to wake up when you are 20, 30, 40... 50... 80... years old and be successful unless you determine what you want and how you will get it.

Without goals and dreams you will spend your life wandering around like a fall leaf blowing around on your lawn. Take time today to think about what you want to be. Write down what you want and how you get there. Don't be shy, you have great things inside of you! You need to determine what they are though.

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September 19, 2009

Competition

Life is a competition but who are you competing against? Is it your neighbor, fellow student, athlete, co-worker?

Actually life is a competition but you are competing against yourself, not others. You need to see if you can do better today than yesterday. Improving on your life skills and knowledge.

The challenge isn't being better than anyone else because that doesn't matter. Your challenge is pushing yourself to get better everyday. Competing with yourself to learn, read, and grow more and more every day.

Are you up to that challenge? Can you win this competition?

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September 15, 2009

Positive Self Talk

How often do you say to yourself, "I can't do that" or "That's not something I would do."? I'm not sure who said it years ago but they said "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you are usually right."

Instead of telling ourselves we can't do something, we need to have positive self talk a couple of times a day that you can do it. Sure it might be a challenge but who else is better suited to accomplish it?

Define your goals and dreams and the steps you need to take to accomplish them. Every morning and every night look in the mirror, with conviction, and tell yourself what you are going to do. Say it out loud so you can hear it with your ears. This will allow your brain to process the words internally and through the ears. Don't think about anything but completing what you say you are going to do.

You will be amazed at what you will accomplish when you believe it and constantly tell yourself you believe it.

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September 13, 2009

What do you see?

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" - Henry David Thoreau

When you look around you what do you see? Do you only see dispare or do you see something you can help with? Do you see the homeless man on the corner or do you see someone you can help?

There are many many challenges in the world. There is pain and suffering all around. However there are endless opportunities for us to make a difference. We have the skills to help and make a difference we need to do something with them.

Remember, we have all been given talents to share. Take the time today to share them. Help the other people who are only looking to get them to see what we can do, what YOU can do!

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September 11, 2009

Happiness

What makes you happy? Is it what other people say about you, how they act? Or does it come from within?

Yes, it's nice when other people say kind things about you. If this is the only thing that makes you happy then you will frequently be looking for more. If you need other people to accept you to be happy, then you will be unhappy many times.

On the other hand if you derive your own happiness you can almost always be happy. If the personal satisfaction of accomplishing your goals is key, then you can make yourself happy. If you drive to always get better, then you can go to bed at night with personal satisfaction.

You can't control other people and what they say or do but you need to make sure they don't impact your outlook on life. Laugh at yourself and smile when you move towards your goals.

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September 09, 2009

Appreciation

Have you ever sat there thinking about what you want, what you need, and what other people have? Shouldn't we sit there instead and think about all that we do have?

Sure, we all want more but we need to appreciate what we have. Do you want those new shoes and not remember those who don't have any? How about a bigger house instead of thinking about those who are living on the streets?

We need to remember everything we do have and always share our gifts. It's only when we realize how blessed we are that we can realize our dreams.

Remember to be thankful and strive for more. Share with others and grow your gifts.

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September 08, 2009

Labor Day

It's Labor Day in the US and the "unofficial" end of summer. It's also the start of a new school year for most kids too. All that being said it's an opportunity for all of us.

I know I have been somewhat lazy this summer on the things I wanted to do but like the start of the new school year it's a new start for each of us too. Make that list of your dreams and goals or find the list you created before. Take a look at it and start working on them.

You can look at them but if you don't do something about them you won't be able to meet your goals. You have the talent, you have the desire, you have list.... make your dreams come true.

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September 07, 2009

I'm Back

Friends! The Power of Positive blog is back. After months of trying to restore the old one I decided to move on.  Unfortunately I lost my old entries but this gives me a chance to move on.

I look forward to sharing and learning with you. Be good and remember..

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