When things go wrong

It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. Epictetus 55 – 135 A.D. We all have things that go wrong, each and every day. Most of the time, we only experience minor snafus. But sometimes, major things go wrong in our lives. How do you react when problems arise? Unfortunately, too many people do a poor job of dealing with things that don’t go the way they should. I want to share a technique that can dramatically change how you respond when events take an unexpected turn for the worse. But first, let’s look at …
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What’s more important: the journey or the destination?

Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal. Tim Cook 1960 – Recently, I found myself thinking about a time some fifty years ago, when the interstate highway system that crisscrosses our country was mostly in the planning stage. When you traveled back then, you had to pass through all the small towns with their unique personalities. There were lower speed limits and plenty of red lights that slowed you down enough to glimpse the individual flavor of the towns. Contrast that with the way we experience travel today. We bypass most small towns. Even …
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What’s the cost of being right?

This is the grave of Mike O’Day, He died defending his right of way, His right was clear, his will was strong But he is just as dead as if he’d been wrong. Anonymous How much are you willing to pay to be right? We often pay far too much to defend our right to be right. I don’t mean upholding the non-negotiable items that make up our core values; I’m referring to the everyday moments when we defend our right to be right without considering the cost. This issue can probably be illustrated best with an example. Some time …
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