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10 Things to Stop doing now

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Interesting article on happiness:
Be Happier: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

OWNER'S MANUAL | Jeff Haden Oct 1, 2012

Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don't do. Happiness--in your business life and your personal life--is often a matter of subtraction, not addition.

Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things:

1. Blaming.

People make mistakes. Employees don't meet your expectations. Vendors don't deliver on time.

So you blame them for your problems.

But you're also to blame. Maybe you didn't provide enough training. Maybe you didn't build in enough of a buffer. Maybe you asked too much, too soon.

Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn't masochistic, it's empowering--because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time.

And when you get better or smarter, you also get happier.

Here's the link to the article :
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 3/20/2013 8:41AM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 3/20/2013 6:56AM

    Yes! Great article!! Just like the old lesson - you can't control anyone else but yourself, and how you react to others! That should be second behind the golden rule...although it kinda relates to the Golden rule! ha ha! Thanks for sharing!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/19/2013 3:10PM

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SJKENT1 3/19/2013 2:32PM

    The blaming thing gripped me... I am so quick to jump on "someone" who messed up. Really tripped me up this morning with my impatience toward the insurance company and I didn't want to listen to what I thought was their spiel of excuses. Apologies are necessary but not necessarily easy to swallow.

I wonder if the customer service rep has ever had someone apologize for their impatience. Maybe it blessed her day. It sure was a lesson learned for me.

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STARTINGINLIMBO 3/19/2013 2:16PM

    I read the whole thing. You're right, it is worth the read!

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SJKENT1 3/19/2013 2:04PM

    Be sure to click the link - the rest of the article is really good.

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STARTINGINLIMBO 3/19/2013 11:03AM

    I agree! Good thoughts shared, thank you.

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RSKMOM 3/19/2013 10:28AM

  So true!

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TOPCAT93 3/19/2013 10:15AM

    good post good luck

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