Watch your language

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or evil. Buddha 563-483 B.C. When you were growing up, how many times did your mother tell you to watch your language? (If your childhood was anything like mine, you heard it plenty of times.) Our parents were trying to keep us from swearing, or possibly scolding us for calling other children unflattering names. But you might be surprised to learn that there are very sound reasons to watch our language, even as adults. Let me share the results of an …
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Choose the short pain

Well done is quickly done. Augustus Caesar 63 B.C. – A.D. 14 Some time ago, I was at a business conference where the chairman of a hundred million dollar company was explaining a business principle. It’s a very valid concept and applies not only to business but to our everyday lives. To illustrate the point, he told a story about himself. One of his top executives had been groomed to be the next CEO of the company. The chairman had agonized over the decision and had finally come to the conclusion that this particular man was not the best person …
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Want to improve your luck?

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson 1746 – 1826 I’ve always believed that luck was totally random, not something you could control. But it seems I was wrong. Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire has devoted a lot of time and effort to studying luck and sheds some light on how to improve your luck. As part of his studies, he placed ads in newspapers in the major cities of England asking people who considered themselves consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him. …
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