Decide You Can…

First decide you Can, then believe You will.

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You Can

Strive to thrive

Stu

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What do you need to stop doing?

Hiya,

Ever heard of ‘sunk cost fallacy’?

It’s the psychology of continuing with an endeavour even though it may be fruitless simply because you have invested so much time in it already.

Even when we know the outcome will not be satisfying we continue so as not to feel that the time and effort already invested has not been wasted. Yet to add more time and effort is to add to that waste.

Consider today what do you need to stop doing?

Strive to thrive

Stu

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The 3 types of Procrastination

Procrastinate at leisure, panic in haste.

Which type are You?

Hiya,

One of my Ponders group does a daily blog and linked to a fascinating article on procrastinators a while back.

Apparently, people procrastinate for different reasons. Dr. Ferrari, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at De Paul University in Chicago identifies three basic types of procrastinators:

  1. Arousal types, or thrill-seekers, who wait to the last minute for the euphoric rush.
  2. Avoiders, who may be avoiding fear of failure or even fear of success, but in either case are very concerned with what others think of them; they would rather have others think they lack effort than ability.
  3. Decisional procrastinators, who cannot make a decision. Not making a decision absolves procrastinators of responsibility for the outcome of events.

To read the full post and article on procrastination click here: http://bit.ly/1hPNHzk

(Thanks again Tina)

Strive to thrive

Stu

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A message of Hope…

What this world really needs is more Hope.

Take a moment to listen to the words from this enlightened young man.

Let’s all be the change.

Strive to thrive

Stu

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The 5 Top Regrets of the Dying

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Photo: Algo

Hiya,

One of my Ponders group sent me this a while back and it’s a real show stopper…

The 5 Top Regrets of the Dying

1. I wish I had courageously lived a life true to myself and not one that others expected of me.

2. I wish I had not spent all my life working

3. If only I had gained courage to express how I felt.

4. I wish I had remained in touch with my friends

5. If only I had allowed happiness into my life

 

To read the entire article about the palliative nurse Bronnie Ware go here: http://bit.ly/16X5cLK

(Thanks again for the headsup Louisa)

 

Strive to thrive

Stu

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Be the change…

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What feeling do you evoke?

Hiya,

If everything really is energy, then we really are all connected – literally, like one drop of water to another in the ocean.

That means whatever I’m feeling, in some small way I’m passing on to you.

What feelings do you want passed to you and what do you want to pass to others?

Strive to thrive

Stu

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Is praying pointless?

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Do you pray?

Hiya,

Now this might sound controversial but stick with me…

I believe in praying by the way – just not in the conventional way.

You see if there really was a God, who would he listen to? If one leader prays that his army is victorious and the other leader feels that their plight is worthy and prays that her army emerge the victor, what should The Lord do?

You might say: “Well, he would choose the righteous.” But who decides who is righteous? We do. It’s impossible to fathom what a God might be thinking or who they might support in a conflict. Certainly the terrible acts done in her name over the centuries seemed just and right to the perpetrators, but as we look back we have a different opinion – think Spanish Inquisition!

So what’s my point?

Simply that praying to God to fix your problems is pointless because you can’t know what he has in store for you – he/she may have sent your problems. Better to pray that YOU can fix your problems. This requires taking responsibility for your thoughts, words and actions. This is empowering.

Deciding to pray for your own strength puts the ball firmly in your own court. It can often help to have someone guide you with a roadmap to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.

What do you think?

Strive to thrive

Stu

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