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How Should We Receive AND/OR Accept Compliments?

What is your usual response when you receive a compliment? Is it the same response you have when you receive criticism? I know people often have trouble receiving, or should I say, accepting criticism.

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Is Worry An Unnecessary Emotion?

In 1980, I read the book, “Your Erroneous Zones,” by Wayne Dyer. In it, if my memory is correct, Dyer stated: “The two most unnecessary emotions in life are guilt and worry.” In a recent post entitled, “Can Feeling Guilty Be Good?”, I took up the topic of guilt and whether it’s necessary. Please click on the title, if you wish to read more about my thoughts about guilt. In this post, let’s consider the necessity of worry.

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Do You VALUE The IDEA Of MOTIVATION?

I have always wanted to be able to motivate myself and others. As a friend, family member, team member, coach, teacher, mentor, etc., there have been many times where I wanted to be able to motivate people. During college and most of my career as a teacher, I read, questioned and consistently thought about how to be a better motivator. Eventually, I discovered a strong connection between motivation, values and ideas. Here’s my humble attempt of explaining what I mean.

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Can Depression Be A Positive Learning Experience?

A decade ago, I went through a bout of depression. During the experience, I wondered whether or not it was an opportunity for a positive learning experience. At the time, my brain felt like it was overloaded and generally, I constantly felt overwhelmed. So, is it possible for something that makes me feel overloaded and overwhelmed to ever be a positive learning experience?

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Have You Ever Studied The Relationship Between Quality And Quantity?

Have you ever studied the relationship between quality and quantity? I’ll bet you have. In fact, there is hardly an American over six years old who hasn’t. And, if you have a high school education, no matter how well did in school, you have formally studied the relationship.

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BUT, Can Changing Just One Word Make You Friendlier?

What is the difference between “and” and “but?” They are both conjunctions. They are also known as co-ordinating conjunctions. One is inclusive (and) and the other is “sort of” exclusive (but). I guess that is a difference. On the other hand, I’m the one who declared the two as inclusive and exclusive conjunctions. As far as I know, there’s no formal designation of inclusive and exclusive applied to “and” and “but.” OK, so what’s the point?

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Is This Awe About God?

I’ve heard that many people who attend church and believe in God, get a feeling of awe and know they are in the presence of God while at church. I don’t doubt they think and/or believe that God is the cause of their awe, but I know I have had such feelings when I’m nowhere near a church. Is this awe about God?

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Are You Right When You Admit You’re Wrong?

re you ever wrong and have a “hard-time” admitting it? If you answered yes to the previous question, then why do you have such a difficult time? Is it normal to not ever be wrong? Of course not. Is it normal to not everbe right? Of course not. Is it normal to be normal? Of course! :-)

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What’s Most Important For Maintaining Good Health?

Since I’m mortal, I know I most likely won’t always have good health. There’s an excellent chance that I’ll face some bad health before expiring. So what’s most important for maintaining good health, knowing that there’s no way I’ll always have it?

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Is Recognition A Present In The Present?

When you want recognition, what do you do? When you want attention, what do you do? You DO want recognition and/or, perhaps, attention, at least once in a while, don’t you? In case you are one of the few who don’t, then please use your best empathetic thinking to think about recognition/attention and those who want it.:-)

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