Jumping to conclusions

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions. Stephen R. Covey 1932 – 2012 We all encounter problems in life. Most of us have developed the habit of trying to find a solution to the problem as quickly as we can. However, this approach often leads to solving the wrong problem: we jump to conclusions and leave the real problem untouched. Let me give you an example. Recently, I was working with a young woman who was …
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Change your perspective, change your life

Many people, I imagine, could attain wisdom if they were not convinced they already had it. Seneca c. 4 B.C. – A.D. 65 A while back, I received an interesting email that showed a picture of a frog. Anyone that looked at it could plainly see the picture was of a frog. But then a funny thing happened: the picture rotated 90 degrees and suddenly, the frog was a horse. Anyone looking at the picture in this position would immediately and conclusively know they were looking at a horse. So what happened? The image didn’t change one bit. The only …
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A candy company built on one word

I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew) Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who. Rudyard Kipling 1865 – 1936 Milton was born in Pennsylvania in 1857. Because his family was frequently on the move, he only had a fourth grade education. He did an apprenticeship with a candy company in Lancaster. After four years, he struck out on his own, establishing a candy company in Philadelphia. It didn’t last long. He made two other attempts, one in Chicago and one in New York. Like the first attempt, these …
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