Month: November 2015

Perfection or Excellence?

The Rayne Water shop near my home posts great thought starters on their message board along the freeway, and this was a recent post: “Don’t Strive For Perfection, Strive For Excellence.”  What a great realization this can be; if each and every time we so something we strive for excellence.  Only excellence you ask? Well …

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Credit where credit is due

“There is no I in team”, “together we accomplish more”, do you have your favorite quote about working together? Look on the HR wall, you will probably see many more sayings which remind us success is the product of many hands (and failure is an orphan.) We just celebrated Thanksgiving, and hopefully we all took …

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The Golden Thread

Here we are on the eve of Thanksgiving, traditionally a day set aside to share gratitude for the blessings in our lives.  2015 is another year where we honestly have to ask ourselves if the blessings might just be outweighed by world and national events.  We see and hear religion pitted against religion, people fighting …

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Distortions

“Disharmony, fighting, anger are all around me, I can’t work this way”  Have you ever heard these thoughts in your mind?  What can you do about this overwhelming feeling of discord? I would like to give you a magic wand to dispel all this gunk, I really would, but the magic wand shop closed last …

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Simplification

I think we all have a tendency to want to understand what is going on around us.  I will go even further to suggest that it is the feeling we do not understand what is going on which is the most frightening and maddening aspect of life.  Unfortunately it is this desire to understand events …

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Suck ’em up!

No, this is not about enjoying a brew on the beach on Maui (although that sounds great.) What I want to discuss is those people in our lives who live through being emotional vampires.  I think you know the person I am speaking about; they call at all hours demanding you listen to their angst, …

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To love Myself

Sure, what else are you going to expect from a guy who titles his book It’s All About Me?- but let me ask you this; do you love yourself?  Do you love yourself enough to stop being a victim of life?  Do you love yourself enough to do healthful things in your life?  Do you love …

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Listening

I have too often found myself listening to another person tell me about something that is happening in their lives or a problem they are experiencing, then wanting to jump right in and “fix” whatever it is.  Do you identify with this tendency? I have been told this desire to “fix things” is a male …

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Follow the trail

When we find ourselves upset, angry or just pissed-off at someone or something it is very rarely about that person or thing.  It is most often simply the most recent out-picturing of a long trail which began sometime in our past.  The really wonderful thing about this anger or upset is once we recognize what we are …

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Smelling the Roses

Songs, poems, posters all remind us to “Stop and Smell the Roses”, but we don’t stop often enough, why is that?  Here is one view as to why the roses don’t get sniffed enough; what we focus upon is most often what we view as a threat to us.”  Now this seems to make perfect …

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