Take a look at this video with your family, then discuss the questions below. Quotes and Questions: Do you agree with this: “Life is about opportunities.” Given the choice: Would you go back into that body? What does Janine mean when she said: “This was everyone’s pain.” Do you think Janine enjoys life more […]
“Life isn’t fair” is about as common a complaint as, “get used to it” is an answer. And both these bumper stickers are at the root to why people aren’t succeeding in life, love, business or anything for that matter. You might say, “But everyone has these feelings!” Which is not really accurate. It’s not everyone, it’s really 99% of everyone. There is a small group of people who have figured out that you can’t find success in life and be resentful – you have to choose. The mind works in such a way that to succeed in life, you must have a winning attitude. At best, you can have individual successes, and we all do. But to turn those successes into a consistent pattern called a great life, you have to have a winning attitude. Let me explain.
Let me explain why dieting is just like world peace, and just as difficult. No one has ever achieved anything of any great import, not least for the world, because they simply liked that idea. Given the choice of wanting to lose weight and feeling like eating a doughnut, the doughnut is odds favorite to win -- that's why Dunkin-Donuts is still making money. If the best you can manage in your goals are things you would like to do, then your feelings, that have always stopped you in the past, will continue to win out.
What I find fascinating about this obituary, is not simply the story, but that a street beggar's death got a full page in the New York Times. Celestine Tate Harrington, died Feb. 19, 1998 from being struck by two cars as she traveled down the middle of the street on her gurney in Atlantic City. She was 42. Harrington was born with stunted, useless arms and legs. Her teenage mother had attempted to have an abortion, but the procedure went wrong and instead Celeste was born with limbs that stopped working below her elbows and knees. She traveled face down on a motorized hospital-style gurney, steering it by using her head. In 1984 she began working the Boardwalk using a slot machine bucket. She was cited dozens of times by police for begging, soliciting, making noise or not having a mercantile license. But in 1989, city officials agreed to relax insurance requirements for her and create a special "event" permit under which she could perform legally. In 1996 she published a book...
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