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7/31/08 4:11 A

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That episode of the twilight zone you are talking about gives me the chills, but how true it can be. I think at times I have been in one. Be more aware focused and don't lose sight of your direction or afraid of making that step stay true to your goals and not everyone elses,I think maybe that will help if I ever get trapped again. Thanks.

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7/31/08 12:42 A

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The Twilight Zone was a series on B/W television many years ago written and hosted by Rod Serling. One episode had a couple in a motel in Nevada with a fortune telling machine on the tables in the coffee shop. This couple put in their quarter every day to see if it was okay to leave and they never got permission from the mechanical fortune teller, so they stayed and stayed, never to leave, never to make a decision without a sign, even though they desperately wanted to leave.

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Edited by: CHANETC at: 7/31/2008 (00:40)
"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

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7/31/08 12:35 A

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Thanks for posting this! It's amazing how you always seem to post something relevant to a lesson I am learning in my life. I have been trapped in the state of indecisiveness somewhat recently, waiting for something to reaffirm what I already knew in my heart I wanted. Guess what happened? I never got the "sign" I was hoping for...I finally just found the courage to do what I want all along.

Now I am seeing a friend in a similar situation. He has been presented with several opportunities to do what he says he wants to do in life, but he continues to waffle with indecision. It's like he wants someone to tell him what to do rather than choose himself. Or perhaps he is afraid of achieving the thing he's always wanted and taking that leap. I hope he finds the courage to do what he truly wants, whatever that is.

This was my favorite line from the post:

"Fate favours speed."

Carpe diem everyone!


We attract hearts by the qualities we display; we retain them by the qualities we possess. ***Jean Baptiste Antoine Suard***


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7/30/08 10:38 P

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The quote at the end was so inspiring. I am going to put it on the wall in my office.

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I'll never give up!
I'll never surrender!
(from Galaxy Quest)


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7/30/08 10:01 P

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Wow Thank you so much for sharing these words of wisdom and food for thought. You rally make my brain think.
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Any type of action always drives motivation.

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." - John Dewey


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7/30/08 9:48 P

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Wow you two I feel like I am in Kung Fu Movie and I am grasshopper. Thank you for your wise counselling. I just love your posts. Seeya.

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7/30/08 3:10 P

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Thanks Anita. I used to toss coins in college to read Hexagrams out of the I Ching. The beauty of the I Ching and other ancient books, is that you can read your subconscious thought when you decipher the meaning. Each person sees the same answer from their own point of view. It has been many years since I have tossed coins or yarrow stalks, and I agree with the author that you need to take action when you already know what to do. But when you are truly puzzled, it is okay to use time tried methods to explore your subconscious.
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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7/30/08 8:48 A

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On Taking Risks
by Karl Moore

I'm a big believer in giving fate a helping hand.

Simple changes in your lifestyle can reap profound results.

Such as the idea of saying "Yes!" to everything for a week. Or spinning a wheel to figure out the destination of your next holiday.

I'm also something of a coin-tosser!

I regularly flick a penny to figure out which way I should go.

Should I turn left or right? Should I go on the walk tonight, or not? Should I ask her out on a date, or no?

But here's the thing about such mini-gambles.

We already know the outcome we desire.

How many times have you thrown the coin, only to get the wrong outcome... then said "Okay, best of three!"

Despite our attempt to surrender to fate, sometimes we already know we want to take the risk... and try to use a coin to convince us into the situation.

Well, here's a thought.

The next time you're in a position where you need convincing... where you need a little encouragement to break through your comfort zone...

... Forget the coin tossing altogether.

Just make a pact with yourself NOW that you'll just DO IT, without too much deep thought and analysis to put you off.

In my experience, fate favours speed.

Make the decision. Make it quickly. And get to it.

You already know what you should be doing, so just follow that gut instinct (even if it may seem slightly scary), and put your best foot forward.

Love-lecturer Leo Buscaglia said of risks:

"The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live."

Think about it.

And have a wonderous, risk-taking, coin-free day!


You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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