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How good do you have to be?

Posted by Pat on May 31, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you expect perfection, you only guarantee yourself failure. Why? You’re a human being. Human beings make mistakes and sometimes they fail even with the best of intentions. The goal should not be perfection. The goal is to wake up tomorrow and do better than today. The goal is for June to be better than […]

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What are you doing with YOUR chocolate?

Posted by Pat on May 24, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Just like in an iron foundry, your chocolate is melted like pig iron. That which was solid becomes liquid, and is then poured into molds which are fashioned in different shapes. Neither the chocolate nor the pig iron itself chooses its own form. It is formless, ready to take any form supplied. (I personally prefer my […]

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The Chocolate and Radish Experiment

Posted by Pat on May 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

What was the experiment? And, what did it mean? Psychologist Roy Baumeister, Phd, did some  groundbreaking 1998 research on self-control. He kept the study participants in a room with freshly baked chocolate cookies.  While some did get to indulge their sweet tooth, the subjects in the experimental condition, whose resolves were being tested, were asked to eat […]

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Changing Others

Posted by Pat on May 10, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Have you ever wished/prayed/ exhorted/pleaded for someone to change? “If only he would get a job.” “If only she would start exercising.” “If only he would stop smoking.”   Yes, I know we only want them to change or realize their potential because they will be happier, more productive and achieve greater fulfillment. Right? But […]

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The Blackboard of Your Life

Posted by Pat on May 3, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Have you ever thought of your life as a chalk board? One on which you consciously or unconsciously write those messages which govern you, your choices, and your behavior?   Do you realize that you also hold the chalk and the eraser in your hand?   You don’t have to be a “victim” of circumstances. What you are currently experiencing you don’t need to […]

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