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If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weakne

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Playing to your strengths

It's tempting isn't it? It's so much easier to see what's wrong with yourself and your life than to take advantage of what's right. The problem is, too much focus on the negative can affect your attitude and opinion of yourself. It's a quick road to burnout. While it's important to pay attention to things you can improve, your best bet for a breakthrough lies in maximizing what you're already good at. The secret is to use those strengths to help boost yourself up where you need the help. What are your major talents? What do you have a special knack for? Set specific goals to improve those talents and don't fret as much about your weak spots. They'll get the extra help they need as you climb higher.

  
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APIRLRAIN888 11/6/2011 8:03PM

    Awesome

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SNOOKUMS19 11/6/2011 3:36PM

    I love this! thank you!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/6/2011 3:31PM

    Good tip! Thanks

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Friday, November 4th, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

Didn't get much sleep last night due to congestion, was happy to get through half my emails. Did some retail therapy & found the kids brand new backpacks for next school year for less than $5 each & a new lunchbox for less than $3 emoticon I was torn between that awesome deal or getting my son new winter boots but I hate paying full price & the winter boots were really expensive. I found a pair at a consignment store afterwards but I think they're too big. I bought them but not sure they'll work for this year. No workout today due to an oncoming cold, lack of sleep or working out hard a couple days ago so I've been trying to rest. My daughter came home from school w/her hearing test that says we need to see the Dr. or a specialist. Wish us luck & pray there's nothing wrong w/her ears. How are you doing today?

  
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APIRLRAIN888 11/4/2011 1:43PM

    Get better soon...me good rest day kiddo sleepover unplanned :)

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Do you really know what you're made of?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It's easy to stay true to our values when life is sunny. But because sometimes hope disappears, options run out, and bright days can turn dark, all you can really count on to be there is your own inner strength. These low points are chances to learn what you're capable of when you refuse to be knocked down for good. You may not be able to choose your hardships or options. But you do have the power to face what you're given with high character. Trust yourself and your instincts, and your best will come forward. Think about the last time you had the choice to fold under pressure or to rise to the occasion. How might you have handled it a little differently? If there's room for improvement, what actions would have made you more proud of yourself?

  
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K1TT3N 11/3/2011 3:34PM

    Thanks for posting this is really helps to remember things like this

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APIRLRAIN888 11/3/2011 2:23PM

    :)

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MARTHASPARKS 11/3/2011 3:54AM

    Gee, they told me I was made of sugar and spice and everything nice. I like this better!

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What do you take a stand for?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Courage comes in many forms. In Hollywood, courage involves evildoers and daring deeds. In real life, rescue workers, police, and the military have the courage to lie their lives on the line for someone else or a cause. Even for those of us who live life on a much smaller stage, courage is no less important. The world and the future can be scary. Fear of failure, fear of change, and fear of taking a chance can be enough to keep us in bed all day if we let them. Do you live bravely or do you often look for the easy way out? Next time you're faced with two choices, choose the bolder. As this becomes more natural, you can be sure that you'll do the right thing when called upon. Stand up for your values. Stand up for your goals. Stand.

  
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SPARKINGINMASS 10/30/2011 11:16AM

    Very good advice. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/29/2011 9:00PM

    wow true

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Finding and celebrating the joy in life

Friday, October 28, 2011

Each day is a new chance to find joy and to dance. If you let it pass or think it useless, the chance is gone and you'll never get it back. When was the last time you played? Or just did something for the sheer fun of it? Joy is not found in the world around you, it's within yourself. You can make your own joy, especially during those dark times when you need to really feel alive again. Fun and play are healthy antidotes to taking life--and ourselves--too seriously. They're proven boosters of immune systems and mental health and make life worth the trouble. So do the twist. Sing in the shower. Learn a magic trick. Watch a cartoon. Challenge some kids to a game. Don't let a single day go to waste.

  
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LORETTA24 10/28/2011 10:41PM

    emoticon Nice!

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ANDREWS_MOM 10/28/2011 2:05PM

    Another positive & uplifting reminder of why you are such an amazing friend!
Thanks for sharing this!
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APIRLRAIN888 10/28/2011 1:50PM

    Agreed

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