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To Heck With Gratitude! (How To Be Grateful When Life Throws You Lemons)
Are you sick and tired of being told that you should be "grateful" for the wonderful things in your life? I frequently, very frequently, advise persons to feel grateful for their lot in life. I ask them to feel grateful for what they are and what they do and the great good fortune that has been bestowed on them. For those who are ready to listen, I go further and ask them to just be grateful and not grateful ‘for’ anything.
I Cannot Remember the Last Time I Felt So Good!
When you go out and help someone or make their day with zero expectations in return, purely and simply because you can, you might just feel the best you ever have. Here's a heartwarming story of helping people and expecting nothing in return, and some tips on how you can do it too.
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Here’s Looking at You Kid! A Lesson from Casablanca
Oftentimes, the most compelling and transcendent media are those in which characters act in other-centered manners, overcoming their petty personal concerns for the sake of someone else or a greater cause. Take Casablanca, for example. One of the most well known films of all time does just this...
Good Thing, Bad Thing, Who Knows?
Go back in your life. Has anything happened to you that, at the time it happened, you thought was a ‘bad thing’? But, looking back at it today, you can clearly see that it was not so bad and, perhaps, was even a ‘good thing?’ Most people can recall many such instances. So, is it possible that what you are today about to label a ‘bad thing’ could, at some point in the future, turn out to have been a ‘good thing?’
Get Rid of the Struggle: A New Model For Defining Success
Hard work is important, but it is not the only factor in our successes. Stop thinking of your herculean endeavor and acknowledge your good fortune. Here's how to become comfortable with an uncomfortable notion: that hard work isn't everything.
A Lesson From Google Maps
Could there be something to learn from Google Maps? Is there a wisdom in calmly moving on to the solution when you miss a turn instead of dwelling on the mistake? Here's how we could stand to learn something from Google Maps.
There Is No Such Thing As Peace of Mind!
We are living in unusually turbulent times. But when you try to ‘quiet’ your mind, when you try to ‘control’ it, you are doomed to failure. You are simply feeding energy to something that you have created, and which does not exist except you think it does. Your mind does not exist. It is fiction. It is unreal. It comes into being because you think it exists. Here's how you can actually live peacefully in these crazy times.
The Wonder is in Your Eyes, Not in the Scene!
Could the stories we tell ourselves about our experiences matter more than the experiences themselves? It seems all we need is a little perspective and mindset shift to make the most of life. Here's an incredible story of how one man did exactly that.
He Dropped a Box and His Life Changed!
Here is a question for you – What event or incident, that you initially thought was trivial, had a momentous impact on your life? Could there be real power in the little things?
The Archer Who Never Missed
When you end up in a place you didn't intend, do you get down on yourself and lament where you should be instead? Here's a beautiful story of how you, too, can always hit bullseye. And your life will blossom as you do so.
The Telemarketer and Me – A Valuable Lesson
How many people do we run across that we cavalierly ignore? Janitors? Waitresses? Cab drivers? Bell hops? Lawn care workers? Each of these is a human being with their own cares and dreams. So, what happened with this particular telemarketer, and what do we have to learn from it?
You Cannot Solve an Internal Problem with External Action!
We try to do it again and again, but you cannot solve an internal problem with an external action. So how can we learn to make peace with our circumstances and change our own lives?
Cut through today’s negative noise.
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