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12/23/08 6:50 A

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When I quit smoking a little more than 2 years ago it was because of a very similar thought. I heard Dr. Stephen Covey say "You have to pay the full price for the things you want". I wanted health and vitality. There were no shortcuts for me... I had to pay the full price and bite the bullet for the choices I had made.

I am a MUCH happier and healthier person being free of cigarettes. It's a tough battle though. It took me 26 years of smoking to stop buying good feelings on "credit".



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12/21/08 10:10 A

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"Do what you were meant to do, Bite the bullet and build a better you."
To face the facts and to thyne own self be true, to take responsibility, choose an action, and follow through, to build a better you.
Accept the consequences and Make the choice...good bad right or wrong...just do it, to build a better you. hmmm I feel a song comming out of this...

Failure- a stone on a path not the last one called success.
Planless gaol=a wish
Faithless dream=fleeting & amiss.
Progress-little to do with speed-much to do with direction.
Wiser to replace with better choices than to deny human nature-small smarter choice substitutions.
Purposely choose your thoughts-what you believe-you achieve-Be careful what you think
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12/20/08 1:54 P

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"Bite the Bullet"
by Dick Warn

Origin: In the days before effective anesthetics, soldiers were given bullets to bite on to help them endure pain. Today, "bite the bullet" means that you accept the consequences of a difficult and often painful decision.

The very fabric of our life is woven by choices we make. Some are well thought out and made deliberately. Others are "chosen" by default -- no decision is still a decision.

My second wife, the mother of my six children, thought she could push her luck with cigarettes. Her father smoked until he was 91 and she thought she could, too. Yet, at an age much younger than she ever imagined, lung cancer took over and she died.

Smoking is not an easy addiction to break, but it can be done. Had she "bitten the bullet" and gone through three weeks of painful withdrawal she might still be with her children today.

She wasn't alone in her refusal to quit, nor is smoking the only habit that shortens life. Some people drink their way to an earlier grave. Others achieve that same result with food, and a few do it with anger. Anger is to the mind what cancer is to the body.

If you would like to extend your life, bite the bullet on the things you have been putting off that you know will help you become a better person.

A young man once turned to his Higher Power and said, "The world is in shambles. Terrorists are killing innocent children; politicians sell their votes and give government jobs and contracts to their friends. Taxes keep increasing. Lawyers sue on worthless and often insane cases, road rage is all too common and our skies are no longer blue. What am I to do?"

His Higher Power softly replied, "What you were meant to do. Bite the bullet and build a better you."

Dick Warn Copyright 2008 Richard S. Warn & Associates

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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