Sunday, February 18, 2007

Track's Decision

Daily Thinking Bread.....

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused.
Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

The train came, and you were just beside the track interchanger.
You could have made the train change its course to the disused track and saved most of the kids.
However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed.
Or would you rather let the train go its way?
Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make.

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child.
You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was a rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.

But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?
Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was.

This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed forthe interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how far-sighted and knowledgeable the minority are.

The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him. The friend whoforwarded me the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track!

Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake!


My friend is not a politician. However, in a democratic society, a politician should by all means garner the support of the majority. To sacrifice one far-sighted visionary is only one vote lost, but to sacrifice the ignorant majority may cost the politician his majority support.

Whatsoever decision you are going to make, my dear friend, choose not to stay away from the crowd and be sacrificed, unless you come across someone like that far-sighted friend of mine.


"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it."

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Beliefs - The Key to Potential Power

When we believe that something is possible, we will summon all the resources within and around us have to support that belief. We will open the tap to our creativity, energy and resources.

Does this mean that we will produce the exact result we envisioned? Not all the time. Still, having a belief of possibility will allow us to produce results far beyond what we can achieve than compared to having no belief to begin with.

Our beliefs not only affect our performance and results, they also affect the people we interact with as well. As a teacher, parent or boss, the beliefs you have about your students, children and employees will affect how you treat them, how they respond, ultimately resulting in their performance.

Have you ever heard of the Pygmalion effect? This psychological phenomenon was first presented by Robert Merton, a professor of sociology at Columbia University in 1957. It is about how our expectations of other people can create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The study involved a teacher who was instructed to teach a new class of gifted students for the school year. In truth, these students had been tested and found to be of low I.Q. Moreover, they had behavioral problems.

Sure enough, when she started teaching, the students started misbehaving not caring to learn or respond. Because she believed they were students with high IQ, she figured that she was the cause of the problem, not the students!

She started to take responsibility for their misbehavior and disinterest in learning. She reflected that it could be due to her teaching style being too boring not stimulating enough to capture the attention of these gifted, demanding children.

Experimenting and changing the way she taught, she started to encourage them, arouse their curiosity, challenging them with games and activities, nurturing them along the whole process. The more she treated them like gifted students, the more the students responded.

At the end of the school year, the academic grades of the students jumped tremendously. And when retested, their IQs measured a 20-30 point increase on average.

She literally created gifted students! (Think of how supposedly slow learners languishing and underperforming because of uninspiring teachers?)

In his work called 'Social Theory and Social Structure', Merton said the phenomenon occurs when "a false definition of the situation evokes a new behavior which makes the original false conception come true."

In other words, once an expectation is set, even if it isn't accurate, we tend to act in ways consistent with that expectation. Often and surprisingly, the result is that the expectation, as if by magic, comes true.

At the same time, if we believe that a particular goal or desire is beyond our reach we shut out all possibility of ever achieving it. Choose empowering beliefs, beliefs that will drive us forward calling forth the inexhaustible resources we all possess, turning on the tap of our potential power.


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Friday, February 16, 2007

Love is Love

"Cute Tigers"

In a California zoo, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to pregnancy complications, the cubs were born prematurely and died shortly after birth. Mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically fine. The vets felt that the loss of her litter had caused her to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if she could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the tiger mother. The vets decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only "orphans" that could be found quickly, were a litter of wiener pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. The results ........





Love is Love - no matter where it's found and that's why we're all in love.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

TO BE A MILLIONAIRE

A jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test. "You are employed."

He said." Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start."

The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email."
I'm sorry", said the HR manager, "If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job."

The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate.

He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the Operation three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can survive by this Way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day. Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US . He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email.

The man replied, "I don't have an email".

The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!"

The man thought for a while and replied, "Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!"


Moral of the story:

M1 - Internet is not the solution to your life.
M2 - If you don't have internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.
M3 - If you received this message by email, you are closer to being an office boy, than a millionaire..........

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Use the Power of Your Wishes for Greater Well-Being

Whether for its joy or sorrow, whatever we wish for another comes true for us in the same moment we make that wish!


Find New Strength in Awakened Attention


When attention is directed, it has the ability to invest an idea with energy and life. Wherever you place your attention, you give life to that seed of thought. You can see this in operation all the time. Has it ever happened to you that you had a thought, and soon discovered that someone else, a friend or co-worker, had a similar idea? It almost seems as though your attending to the thought gave it a life of its own and passed it to another person. We've all had something like this happen: you're stopped at a red light, and you look out your car window at a man passing by. You follow him with your eyes, and the next thing you know he turns around and looks at you! The power of attention almost seems to have a magnetic pull.

This power can be used for good or bad. When we use it for practical work, or for honest self-observation, we use it to our own benefit. However, when this power operates unconsciously to strengthen self-harming ideas, it becomes a barrier to natural strength, happiness, and love. At every moment, we stand on the threshold to a completely different and better life. If we become conscious of the true cause of our unhappiness, we can direct our attention away from its unconscious focus. At that point, something higher can come in to help us use the power of attention for our true good.

But first we must see how wrongly directed attention works against us. Perhaps a thought comes to you about a problem that's been bothering you. The thought takes an inner state and defines it for you by naming its "cause." Once the thought comes, your mind gives it attention. In that moment, you've animated that thought and given it life -- and the life you've given it is your own! Here's an example of how this might come about. A man is walking through his office when his boss walks by and gives him a blank look. The thought pops into the man's mind that his boss is criticizing him or doesn't like him. He focuses attention on the thought, which strengthens it. He's convinced the boss has it in for him. The thought grows in authority for him, tormenting him for the rest of the day and causing him to snap at his family when he gets home. A hitchhiking spirit has been created out of the conjunction of a passing glance and misdirected attention.

Here is the amazing thing. This whole drama has been played out inside of the man, but not only does he not see its true origin, he believes it has been cast upon him by someone else -- his heartless boss! He tries to get rid of the painful feelings by arguing with his boss, either outwardly or in his mind. The more he feels punished by the situation the more he wants to fight with it, thinking that its existence is separate from him, but it's not independent of him. He gave it its existence by unconsciously permitting his attention to be drawn to it. The more he resists it, the more it grows. The more it grows, the more he resists. The situation gets worse, and the worse it gets, the more he's convinced that the whole thing has been caused by something outside of him. Nothing can change until he begins to understand that his attention animated the thought, which he then wrongly fed with his own life. Only by becoming aware of this can he begin to use properly his most powerful weapon: attention.

We must use our awakened attention to catch unnecessary thoughts and withdraw our consent from them.

We've suffered because we've unconsciously consented to painful thoughts. We've animated these thoughts with our own energy, and they have then been able to direct our behavior, leading us to fight, overeat, spend money, drink, and a thousand other self-destructive behaviors. By withdrawing our consent from these thoughts, we no longer animate negative energies. We neither resist them nor try to change them, two approaches that only seem to strengthen the problem. But withdrawing our consent is a method that cannot lose.

At the moment we feel a pain, we must notice where our attention is. We can use the pain to look back into our lives to see what we've been consenting to. This action separates us from the situation so we can see where our attention is. We see that for the past half hour we've been engaged in an imaginary argument with someone who isn't even there! We see that we've been animating painful thoughts. We suffer because we think about things that make us suffer. We get angry because we think about things that make us angry. Now we come to an amazing discovery: if I accidentally gave that negative spirit life, I can also consciously withdraw that life.

Until now, we've unconsciously allowed our attention to be carried by any passing thought, but now we will be attentive to where our attention is. As an exercise, several times each day we can break into our own thoughts and become wide awake to ourselves. For example, you might set yourself the task of trying to become aware of yourself and where your thoughts are every time you pass through a doorway. That evening, as you walk from your kitchen to your living room, you remember yourself as you pass through the door and realize that you're worrying about something you have to do the next day. You realize that there is no reason for you to be thinking about that at the moment, and that your worry has put you in an irritable mood. Your awareness shows you that you are not required to think those thoughts, and the mood they created is not real. You can refocus your attention, and go on to enjoy your evening.

When we drop negative spirits, our precious resources are no longer mobilized to fight an unnecessary war. We are filled with real life and Light, and we face each new experience with enthusiasm and curiosity; for life is whole and good when we are no longer surrounded by enemies that we ourselves created.


-- Guy Finley
Excerpted from
Who Put That Stone In My Shoe?
© 1998-2006 Guy Finley/Life of Learning Foundation

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

How the power of attraction can help you get what you want?

Copyright © 2005 Emmanuel Segui

"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become" said Jim Rohn, one of the world's leading motivational speaker, philosopher and entrepreneur. Every great achiever knows that certain mental laws exist by which you can turn all your dreams into reality. The Law of Attraction is one of the most important to understand, use and abuse!

Like attracts like.

"For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own." This ancient scripture summarize what the law of attraction is all about. It is attracting to your life whatever you give your attention, focus and energy to, whether wanted or unwanted. The Law of attraction can work for you or against you. It's all up to you. What are your main thoughts directed to: goals, success, achievement, wisdom, truth, love?

Simply ask yourself: "So, what do I want?"

Studies have shown that more than 90% of self-talk is negative. In other words, all day long, you fill your mind, consciously or not, with negative thoughts and unproductive feelings. You therefore get a corresponding life. The law of attraction doesn't know (and doesn't care) if this is a good or bad thought. It attracts whatever you're thinking about. The solution to a more successful life is simply asking yourself: "So, what do I really want?" Take some time to define your ideal lifestyle, in every aspect of your life: family, business, financial freedom... And now that you have defined these goals, use techniques like affirmations or visualization to literally flood your mind with positive, motivating thoughts and feelings.

Does everyone ELSE seems luckier?

A lot of people like the verb "to complain". This is because they don't want to take 100% responsibility for their lives. However, this is the solution. "Everyone seems luckier than me," they say. Luck is a shorter term for "applying the law of attraction into my life daily". You can be as "lucky" as anybody else. Follow some simple steps that every highly successful person will tell you: set goals, dream big dreams, fill your mind with these positive thoughts and emotions and let the Law of Attraction work for you.

What You Think Is What You Get

Your reality will represent what is going on in your mind and subconscious mind. Your attitude will be reflected back to you by the attitude of those close to you and around you on a daily basis. If you are positive and optimistic - you'll have positive and optimistic people around you.

Re-visit from time to time the definition: "the Law of Attraction is attracting to your life whatever you give your attention, focus and energy to, whether wanted or unwanted." It works all the time, everywhere, it's completely up to you to activate it. Set goals, long-term goals and literally flood your mind with positive, motivating thoughts and feelings. This is how you become excellent, more prosperous and a successful entrepreneur.


see also:
- Law of Attraction Info
- The Law of Attraction: A Comprehensive Guide
- The Secret (The Secret Trailer in YouTube)

Watch the 1st 20 minutes of The Secret DVD-Movie:


- The Secret featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show on February 8th, 2007
- The Oprah Winfrey Primetime Show - Discovering The Secret
- The Secret on Larry King (CNN) Live (featured on November 02 and 16, 2006)
- "Beyond the Power of Positive Thinking" on Larry King Live (alternate site by James Arthur Ray)
- CNN Larry's King interview with Oprah Winfrey on Law of Attraction of The Secret
- Ezine Articles on Law of Attraction
- Emmanuel Segui's articles in EzineArticles.com
- More articles by Emmanuel Segui
- Books on Power of Attraction and Positive Energy - PsiTek's free Metaphysical Books
- 'Secret' attracts plenty of attention reported by USA Today
- The Secret Book (also shown in Oprah's Books) [The Secret Book in Chinese]
- The Secret Movie DVD
- What Is The Secret? ::: The Official Secret Blog
- The Secret Gratitude Book by Rhonda Byrne
- Abraham—The Secret Behind "The Secret"?
- Law of Attraction Book
- The Science of Getting Rich


What Is The Secret

Monday, February 12, 2007

Building Self-Confidence: How to Initiate a Virtuous Cycle

By Jeff Griswold

It's no secret that self-confidence is very important to achieving success in any area of life. The thing about self-confidence is that it is very sensitive to our personal experience and is inherently instable. In other words, your self-confidence has a snowball affect. And it can snowball in a positive direction or it can snowball in a negative direction. Here's how it works:

How the Negative Snowball works:

1. If you start out with low self-confidence (see below to learn more about how this happens), you're less likely to take on challenges or try new things.
2. On the rare occasion that you try to accomplish something, your low self-confidence can sabotage your efforts and you're much less likely to succeed.
3. Your lack of accomplishment and your failures reinforce your low self-confidence.
4. Then it's back to step 1 and the cycle repeats; limiting your ability to live a better life.

How the Positive Snowball works:

1. If you have self-confidence, you're more likely to attempt just about anything, so you try more things.
2. And when you attempt something with confidence in your abilities, you're very likely to succeed.
3. As a result, your success increases your self-confidence.
4. Return to step 1 and repeat, and repeat, and repeat until you reach your full potential!

Wearing a Groove in Your Brain
At the risk of over-simplifying a phenomenally complex process, what's happening in your brain is that these snowball cycles wear a groove through the vast array of neurons and synapses. So, neurologically you are physically carving a path of least resistance through your brain. With enough reinforcement, you develop a reflex to certain kinds of stimuli.

For example, if a smoker tries to quit smoking and fails and he allows a negative snowball cycle to take place he'll lose confidence in his ability to quit. And he'll eventually develop a negative reflex to the idea of quitting. Once that happens, if anyone suggests that he quit or someone offers a new way to try to quit, his brain will automatically reject the possibility. In his brain, the mere suggestion of quitting will trigger an impulse that will follow that well-worn path of least resistance; the path that equates trying to quit with failure.

But this works the other way, too. A positive snowball cycle will wear a groove that creates a positive reflex. We ve all known people like this. They're the ones who are eager to try anything and seem to succeed at everything. And in the rare occasions when they fail, they are undeterred. The positive reflex they ve created in their brain allows them to learn from their mistakes and equate failure with I'll do even better next time!

How Does the Low Self-Confidence Cycle Start?
Unfortunately, virtually everyone has been programmed from childhood with negatives that make us believe we can't do things that we are innately capable of doing. A lot of it is self-imposed programming. If we fail to do something perfectly the first time we try it, it is only human nature to begin to believe that we can't do it.

We also receive negative programming from others that can greatly impact our self-confidence. We are told repeatedly as a child "You can't do this or "You'll never be able to do that. If we accept this programming which, again, is only human nature our self-confidence is weakened accordingly.

Take a moment now to think back on your own life. Think about the things that you ve been led to believe you cannot attain but that you know intellectually are entirely possible. It could be anything; a certain level of income; academic achievement; great athletic performance; success at love, etc. If you're like most people, it won t take long to come up with a sizable list.

Fortunately, when some people are told they can't do something, they refuse to accept that programming and go on to prove that they indeed can. For example:

- Beethoven's teacher said he was hopeless as a composer.
- Thomas Edison's teachers said he was too stupid to learn anything
- Leo Tolstoy, the author of War & Peace, was told he couldn't learn
- Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4, didn't read until he was 7. His teacher called him mentally slow.
- One of the early teachers of the great opera singer Enrico Caruso said he had no voice at all and could not sing.

There are many other examples, but the point is that each and every one of us has given up on at least one thing because we lacked the confidence to try! And the world has undoubtedly been robbed of the great contributions of countless gifted people because of such negativity.

How to Build Your Self-Confidence
The good news is that a negative self-confidence cycle is completely reversible! You can learn how to eliminate existing negative thought reflexes and replace them with positive thought reflexes. By mastering a few easy techniques you'll be able to recognize and reject negative programming before you allow it to begin to erode your confidence.

There are dozens of techniques to help you build your self-confidence and self-esteem. These include:

- Positive Affirmations
- Guided Visualization
- Mental Imagery
- Goal-Oriented Meditation
- Breathing Techniques
- Subliminal Programming
- Whole-Brain Learning

Here's one simple technique you can start using today that will help you initiate a virtuous cycle of improved self-confidence...

Using Positive Affirmations to Build Self-Confidence Positive
Affirmations are carefully-worded positive statements that you repeat to yourself and are designed to establish new thinking patterns in your mind. Using affirmations is a very effective way to build self-confidence. It seems simple and initially it can actually be a little uncomfortable but remember, what you're trying to do is to wear a new groove in your brain. You're trying to create a new path of least resistance and establish a positive reflex in your mind. And the best way to create a new reflex is through repetition of positive thoughts, images and feelings.

Below, I've included a small handful of powerful affirmations for you to begin using today. The way to use affirmations is to repeat the statements to yourself (out loud or silently). When you repeat an affirmation, feel it, believe it, and know it! Put some positive emotion into it. Emotion-backed programming is the most powerful and long lasting. Allow yourself to experience the feelings of joy, satisfaction, power and self-confidence as you do each affirmation. Make each one a true part of your reality.

Use your favorite affirmations routinely throughout the day, and really feel them. When you do you will eventually make a quantum leap. You will suddenly be far beyond the doubts that accompany wishing, hoping, daydreaming, and even believing. You will enter the zone of knowing.

When you enter the zone of knowing, supreme self-confidence is automatically there. All doubt is gone. You know you can do it. You know it will happen, just as surely as if it had already happened. And quite likely at some dimension it has happened for you! When you enter the zone of knowing, your self-confidence is unshakable and your untapped potential is released. You feel invincible!

Another great way to use affirmations is to say them while looking in a mirror. Say them with feeling and soon you'll become aware of how powerful your eyes are. It's said that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that each of us carries in our eyes the exact indication of our rank. We send messages with our eyes that show how we think of ourselves and how self-confident we are. And that influences how others respond to us. The more our eyes bespeak self-confidence and self-esteem, the more other people are likely to hold us in high esteem. Some people have developed a penetrating gaze that makes it seem as if they can look into your very soul. As you practice your affirmations in the mirror, you'll see this in your own eyes and soon others will feel the confidence that you project.

Sample Affirmations:

- I now free myself from false limits
- I choose to be self-confident
- I now feel self-confident
- I radiate self-confidence
- I reject negativity at all levels of consciousness
- I love turning negatives into positives
- The more positive I am, the more confident I am
- I now think as a positive person
- I breath as a positive person
- I feel positive and confident
- I am intelligent
- I am capable
- I speak with self-confidence
- My body language projects self-confidence
- People sense my self-confidence, which gives them confidence in me
- I am positive and confident
- I'm becoming aware of my true potential
- I enjoy being positive
- Being positive builds my self-confidence
- I feel positive and confident
- I am positive and confident

Start Today
There are many other powerful techniques that you can use to improve your self-confidence and build your self-esteem. But this will get you started in the right direction. The most important thing to remember is that repetition and positive emotions are critical to changing the way you think. While it's possible to do this on your own, most people need a defined program for the direction and support they need to commit to a change.

Many people find that listening to audio programs is the best way to provide the consistency that's needed to develop new, healthy, positive thought habits. In addition to Positive Affirmations, the best audio programs will incorporate a variety of techniques including guided visualizations, mental imagery, goal-oriented meditation, subliminal programming, whole-brain learning, and more.

So, employ whatever resources you need to commit to improving your self-confidence. Whether it's an audio program or help from your friends, family or therapist your self-confidence is too important to allow it to wither away. Be confident that you can improve your confidence and it will change your life.


Copyright © 2005 Jeff Griswold, Effective Learning Systems, Inc.
Jeff Griswold is the President of
Effective Learning Systems, Inc., the leading creator of audio CDs and tapes for helping you build self-esteem and self-confidence. With over 100 titles available, their programs are the bestselling self-improvement audio programs in national bookstores - including Barnes & Noble and Borders - and have been for over 20 years. Jeff can be reached by email or at 952-943-1660. Get your free copy of a 24-page report showing you how you can harness the unlimited power within yourself to achieve your full potential: "The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn".


see also:
Metamorphosis

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Quote from Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill (1883 - 1970) American writer
See also: Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960) Co-authored with W. Clement Stone

Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained by its application

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.

Money without brains is always dangerous.

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.

No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.

The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.

Think and grow rich.

Through some strange and powerful principle of "mental chemistry" which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, "that something" which recognizes no such word as "impossible," and accepts no such reality as failure.

Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

You give before you get.

You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

Who said it could not be done? And tell me what great victories does he have to his credit which qualifies him to judge what can and can't be accomplished.

One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible.'

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

How to Develop Empowering Beliefs and Values

[email from Adam Khoo sent on 19-Dec-2006 00:40]

Our beliefs act as the 'on' and 'off' switch to our brain and our inner resources. Without the right beliefs in place, none of the other steps in the success formula matter.

Our beliefs determine what we want and what we do when we don't get what we want. If you have limiting beliefs like, 'It's too difficult', 'I'm too young', 'it's not possible', 'I am not a good speaker', it is highly unlikely that you will set inspiring goals in the first place.

If you don't have empowering beliefs, you will not set goals for yourself. And nobody can set goals for you either.

Similarly, limiting beliefs about yourself and the situation will make you 'give up' rather than change your strategy and take action until you succeed.

If you believe that you don't have the capability or that 'it is too difficult', then you are more likely to quit than change your strategy and take action until you succeed.

So an empowering set of beliefs is truly one of the keys you need to punch in, to set the rest of the formula in motion.

The second key that drives the success are our values or what we hold dear to us, and live by. Values are like emotional hot buttons that drive our behavior. They are what we value as important in our lives.

All of us regard values like 'success', 'freedom', 'security', 'love' and 'happiness' very differently. And it is the way we internally rank these values that determine the kinds of choices we make, and the actions we take.

Some people are driven towards reaching their goals because of their need to feel secure. Others may be driven by a different value, like freedom. "I want to earn enough to be free" (free from want, free to walk out of a boring job) is an often-heard goal.

The important thing is that whatever our values are, they must be aligned with our goals. The main reason why most people never feel driven towards their goals is because their values are not aligned, their values may even be in conflict with their goals.

I once had a student (a young mother) who could never feel consistently motivated towards her goals of achieving her sales targets. It was later that it dawned on her that her goals and values were in direct conflict. She valued 'family' but as a professional, she also valued 'success'.

This internal conflict drained a lot of her energy, and held her back. She wanted to achieve her career goals but she felt guilty whenever the pursuit of her goal prevented her from spending time with her family.

Successful have empowering beliefs that they can achieve what they set out to do and they ensure they align their values with their goals.

If you want to become successful, develop empowering beliefs and align your values because if you don't, there is almost no chance that success will knock on your door.


To Your Success,

Adam Khoo
www.SecretsOfSelf-MadeMillionaires.com

Friday, February 09, 2007

Observations ... so true ??

1. Tests have show that women rate 3% higher in general intelligence than men, though their brain size is smaller.

2. Women are walking radar detectors, that is why men have difficulty lying to women. Their brains have the ability to integrate and decipher verbal, visual and other signals of body language. Hence, women will always be safe when faking an orgasm.

3. Women wants lots of sex with the man she loves. Men just want lots of sex.

4. When men flirt, they will lower their pitch of voice. Women will raise theirs.

5. Women talk and think aloud while men do them silently. As a result, men think women talk too much and are nags.

6. Women talk about their problems as a way of relieving stress. She wants to be heard, not fixed by being offered advice and solutions.

7. Speech and words are not a specific brain skill for men. They find it hard to express themselves. That's why they often choose greeting cards with plenty of words inside. That way, there's less space for them to write.

8. Women leave men, not because they are unhappy with what he can provide, but because they are emotionally unfulfilled.

9. Women uses an average of 20,000 communication words, sounds, andgestures a day. Men only use about 7,000.

10. So if a woman is talking to you a lot, she likes you. But if she'snot talking, you're in trouble.

11. Men are more thick-skin than women. Literally. Which explains why women have more wrinkles than men. Boys loses their sensitivity touch by the time they reach puberty. So where does all thatsensitivity go? It all goes to just one area.

12. If a woman is unhappy in her relationship, she can't concentrate on her work. If a man is unhappy at work, he can't focus on his relationship.

13. Men can only do one thing at a time. When they stop their car to read a street directory, they have to turn down the radio. Women's brain are configured for multi-tasking performance. They can talk onthe phone, watch the TV and cook at the same time.

14. Most men get a brain haemorrhage after 20 minutes of clothes shopping.

15. When it comes to sex, women need a reason; men need a place.

16. 15% to 20% of men have feminised brains. About 10% of women have masculinised brains. So there are more gays than lesbians in the world.

17. Most women prefer sex with the lights off - they can't bear to see a man enjoying himself. Men likes the lights on - so they can get the woman's name right.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Good Inspirational Quotes

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them: work, family, health, friends, and spirit, and you're keeping all of them in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four balls -- family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.

How?

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling tothem as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don't let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL thedays of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing isreally over until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is thisfragile thread that binds us together.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that welearn to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.

Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a gift: that's why we call it Present


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" Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grief,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love
- Time is Eternity. "
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Meaninful!

This is meaningful do take time to read it...

As long as we have memories, yesterday remains; as long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits. As long as we have friendship, each day is never a waste.

To love is like playing the piano. First, you must learn to play by the rules. Then, you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

There are some things that we never want to let go of... people we never want to leave behind, but keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world. It's the beginning of new life.

Sometimes, it is good to be "alone"... but that doesn't make us lonely. It is not a matter of being present "with" someone, it is a matter of being present "to" someone.

The greatest regrets in our lives are the risks we did not take. If you think something will make you happy, go for it. Remember that you pass thisway only once!

Heartbreaks will last as long as you want and cut deep as you allow them to go; the challenge is not how to survive heartbreaksbut to learn from them.

True love doesn't have a happy ending. That's because true love doesn't havean ending.

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends willleave footprints in your heart.

A heart truly in love never loses hope but always believes in the promise of love, no matter how long the time and how far the distance.

We are never given dreams without also being given the power to make them come true.

A casual friend will say, "Hi, hello!" A close friend adds, "How are you doing?" But a true friend further asks, "What can I do to help?"

Lots of people will want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limobreaks down.

Love has its own time, season and own reasons! You can't ask it to stay, you can only embrace it as it comes and be glad that for a moment in your lifeit was yours!

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes ourway.

The recipe of friendship: 1 cup of sharing, 2 cups of caring, 1 cup of forgiveness and hugs of tenderness. Mix all these together... to make friends forever.

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't meanthey don't love you with all they have.

To discover new oceans, you should lose sight of the shore.

Happiness is like perfume, you can't pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Friends are like stars. You can't always see them, but you know they are there.

Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.

As I look back on my past, I remember the tears I cried, the jokes I laughed at, the things I missed and lost, but there's one thing I'll never regret:
it's the day you became my friend.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Chicken Soup for the Soul

dearest parents.. some food for thot! It is a gem.

If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again

If I had my child to raise all over again, I'd finger-paint more, and point the fingers less.

I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less and know to care more.

I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.

I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.

I'd do more hugging and less tugging.

I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I'd teach less about the love of power,

And more about the power of love.

By Diane Loomans
from Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul
Copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Patty Hansen

Monday, February 05, 2007

The 24 Interludes of Life

When we start thinking about life we just forget some lessons and some we don't remember sooner. Here read these and I am sure you will like them all.
Have a nice time.... :

1.
Don't go for looks, they can deceive;
Don't go for wealth even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile.

2.
There are moments in life when you really miss someone that you want to pick them from your dreams and hug them.
Hope you dream of that someone.

3.
Dream what you want to dream;
Go where you want to go;
Be what you want to be
because you have only one life
and one chance to do all the things you want in life.

4.
May you have .....
enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy and enough money to buy gifts!!

5.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often welook so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

6.
The best kind of friend is the one
you could sit on a porch,
swing with, never saying a word, and
then walk away feeling
like that was the best
conversation you've had.

7.
It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

8.
Always put yourself in other's shoes. if you feel that it hurts you, it probably does hurt the person, too.

9.
A careless word may kindle strife;
A cruel word may wreck a life;
A timely word may level stress;
A loving word may heal and bless.

10.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them with our own image otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

11.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best ofeverything; they just make the most of everything that comes along theirway.

12.
Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we should know how to be grateful for that gift.

13.
It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone - but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

14.
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched and those who have tried.
For only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

15.
Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and you find out you still care for that person.

16.
A sad thing about life is that when you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go.

17.
Love starts with a smile,
develops with a kiss and
ends with a tear.

18.
Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe, even though they've been betrayed, need to love those who still love, even though they've been hurt before.

19.
It hurts to love someone and
not be loved in return,
but what is most painful is to
love someone and never finds
the courage to let the person
know how you feel.

20.
The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

21.
Never say goodbye when
you still want to try,
never give up when you still feel
you can take it,
never say you don't love that
person anymore when you can't let go.

22.
Giving someone all your love
is never an assurance that they'll
love you back!
Don't expect love in return,
just wait for it to grow in their hearts but if it doesn't,
be content, it grew in yours.

23.
There are things you love to hear
but you would never hear it from
the person whom you would like
to hear it from, but don't be deaf
to hear it from the person
who says it with his heart.

24.
When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling, live your life to the fullest so that when you die, you're smiling
and everyone around you is crying.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Meaningful advice about "LOVE"

Meaningful advice.

Do take some time to read them, even if you have already read it before, read again to find some new meaning within the words...

1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.

2. No man is worth your tears, and the one who is won't make you cry.

3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

4. They say love hides behind every corner, then I must be walking in circles.

5. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

6. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them, knowing you can't have them.

7. Never frown, even when your are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

8. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

9. Don't waste your time on a someone, who isn't willing to waste their time on you.

10. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.

11. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

12. There's always going to be people that hurt you, so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around.

13. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try, and know someone else and expect them to know you.

14. Don't try so hard; the best things come when you least expect them to.


"People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within"

*~*~*Mistakes that don't kill you can only make you stronger*~*~*

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

What do you know for sure?

Have you ever been asked such a question? And if so, how did you answer it?

Chances are, most of us would probably stall for time if the question was ever asked. No doubt it's a question rarely asked and it does require us to think long and hard about it. Below is a list done up by
Michael Angier, founder and president of SuccessNet. Do read up and try coming up with your own list.

1. We are Responsible for Our Life.
And nobody else. Although all success requires the assistance and cooperation of others, our success can never be left to anyone else. Luck is not a strategy.

2. Life is Short.
Whether we live 20 years or 100, our lives pass quickly. All the more reason to spend our life doing what we love. Since we never know how much time we have left, we should live each day as if it is our last—for it just may be.

3. You Can't Learn Less.
We can only add to our knowledge. We don't have to give some of it up in exchange for new knowledge. Our ability to absorb and retain knowledge may just be unlimited.

4. Clarity Leads to Power.
When we're clear, we're more effective. Our clarity reduces our mistakes and enables us to enlist the help of others. We are more powerful when we are clear, and we are weaker when we are confused.

5. What You Sow, You Reap.
This is also called The Law of the Farm or The Law of Reciprocity. In order to continue to receive we must give.

6. You Can't Un-ring a Bell.
No one can change what's already happened. Whatever is done is done. It's up to us whether we use the experience to learn or allow ourselves to be run by the experience.

7. It Takes a Long Time to Build a Good Reputation and Only a Short While to Ruin it.
Trust and credibility is built slowly but can be lost almost instantly.

8. If You Don't Believe in Yourself, No One Else Will.
People don't respect or follow anyone who doesn't have confidence in themselves. I think the Universe tends to trust us to the degree we trust ourselves.

9. It Doesn't Take Guts to Quit.
Anyone can quit. And most people do—on their dreams and on themselves.

10. We Can Accomplish Anything We Want, Just Not EVERYTHING We Want.
It's too big a world. There are too many options, too many things and only a certain amount of time.


Action Point
What's YOUR answer? How would you answer the question: “What do you know for sure?”

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Change of seasons 季節的改變**分享**

季節的改變
The following pictures are of the same place but taken in different seasons...
下面的照片是同一個地點在不同季節所拍攝的照片。。。。。






Lessons on Life 生命的功課

There was a man who had four sons.
He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly.
So he sent them each on a quest, in turn,
to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
有一個人,他有四個兒子。
他希望他的兒子能夠學會不要太快對事情下結論,
所以,他依次給他四個孩子一個問題,
要他們分別出去遠方看一顆桃子樹。

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring,
the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

大兒子在冬天前往,二兒子在春天,
三兒子在夏天,小兒子則是在秋天前往。

When they had all gone and come back,
he called them together to describe what they had seen.
The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

當他們都前去也都返家之後,
他把他們一起叫到跟前形容他們所看到的情景,
大兒子說那棵數很醜、枯槁、扭曲。

The second son said no it was covered with green buds
and full of promise.

二兒子則說,不是這樣子,
這棵樹被青青的嫩芽所覆蓋,充滿了盼望。

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms
that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful,
it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
三兒子不同意,他說樹上花朵綻放、充滿香氣,
看起來十分美麗,這美景事他從來不曾見到過的。

The last son disagreed with all of them;
he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit,
full of life and fulfillment.

小兒子不同意他們三人的說法。
他說樹上結滿了果子、累累下垂。
充滿了生命果子與豐收。

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right,
because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.

這個人就對他四個兒子說:你們都是正確的。
因為你們四個人是在這棵樹的四個不同季節前往,
並且只看到其中一個季節的風景。

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person,
by only one season, and that the essence of who
they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from
that life can only be measured at the end,
when all the seasons are up.

他告訴兒子們不可用一個季節的風景來評斷一棵樹或是一個人,
關於構成一個人是怎樣的一個人的要件,還有一個人生命的
歡愉、喜樂、愛,只能在他生命的盡頭時候來做衡量。

If you give up when it's winter,
you will miss the promise of your spring,
the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

當你在冬天時候就放棄,
你就會錯過你生命春天的盼望、夏天的美麗、秋天的收成。

Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
不要讓一個季節的痛苦毀掉其他季節的喜樂。

Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches and better times
are sure to come some time or later.
不要因為一個痛苦的季節就對人生下結論,
持守忍耐度過這段艱難,美好的日子將在不久之後來到。