Too many choices

The nature of desire is not to be satisfied. Aristotle 384 – 322 B.C. Today, we’re faced with an increasing number of choices for every imaginable item in our lives. It’s truly amazing the number of options we have.┬áJust think about the last time you went to the grocery; pick any item — bottled water, soda, detergent, paper towels — and the number of choices is absolutely astounding. You’d think that having lots of choices would be a good thing. But it’s not. In his book The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz wrote about a research experiment that was conducted …
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Planning ahead

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. Tom Landry 1924 – 2000 Each morning, I read certain comic strips in the newspaper. I read the comics for two reasons: they provide a bit of humor in an otherwise stressful world, and they often contain a kernel of truth. I don’t normally read Garfield, but my daughter pointed out an installment that contained a valuable lesson. (If you aren’t familiar with the comic, its main character is a cat named Garfield–a stereotypical “fat cat”, lazy …
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The two most important words in the English language

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? Buddha If I asked you to name the two most important words in the English language, what would you say? Take a moment and think about it. People have given me many words in answer to this question: love, think, dream, persevere, work, hope, believe, thank you, pray, live, commit and focus. But I have two very specific words in mind. I’d like you to consider the following words: act now. We can plan, scheme and …
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