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THE BASICS OF MY PHILOSOPHY

EXPECT THE BEST;

Convert problems into opportunities;

Be dissatisfied with the status quo;

Focus on where you want to go,

instead of where you're your coming from;

and most importantly, DECIDE TO BE HAPPY,

Knowing it's an ATTITUDE, a habit gained from daily practice,

and not a result or payoff.


Denis Waitley

SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP...


A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule 'braying', and after carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he called his neighbours together and told them what had happened...and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.


Initially, the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbours continued shovelling and the dirt hit his back ... a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back he should...SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP! This he did, blow after blow.


"SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP...SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP...SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP" He repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought "panic" and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!


It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, STEPPED TRIUMPHANTLY OVER THE WALL OF THAT WELL! What seemed like it would bury him, actually blessed him...all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity. THAT'S LIFE! If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity...THE ADVERSITIES THAT COME ALONG TO BURY US USUALLY HAVE WITHIN THEM THE POTENTIAL TO BENEFIT & BLESS US!


FAVOURITE QUOTES

Angels fly because they take themselves lightly

Susan Jeffers


When the student is ready the teacher

will appear

Ancient Saga



If you always do what you always done, you'll always get what you always got

Unknown


The Pathway is smooth, why do you throw rocks in front of you?

Ancient Sage


Ships in the harbour are safe, but that's not what ships are built for

John Shedd



You're not a failure if you don't make it, you're a success because you try

Susan Jeffers


Those who say do

not know, those who know do not say

Unknown

The best way is

always through

Helen Keller



The best thing is

not to think much

but to love much

Saint Terasa of Avila


Your Rankles are

just Illusions

Unknown


The greater the emphasis on

perfection the

further it recedes

Haridas Chaudhuri



What am I not doing

in my life that I

should be doing that

I am blaming him for not doing?

Susan Jeffers


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