V – Vanquish your Vagueness

8 07 2016

Keeping promises is the basis of trust and happiness. Promises that can’t be kept shouldn’t be made in the first place. But once our words are given, we need to follow through no matter what.

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Vanquish your Vagueness

Are you one of those people who when asked something says “Mmm…..we’ll see” or “Let me think about that” or “Can I get back to you about that?” and promptly file it in your “Let’s Forget All About It box”, because you don’t want to make a decision?  You might be afraid that you’ll make the wrong choice and won’t be able to correct it.  Or perhaps you feel you might be roped into something

that you won’t be able to get out of later.  Maybe the very thought of someone thinking anything negative about you sends you into mental turmoil, so you dither between saying yes or no.  If you say yes, they’ll like you but you’ll have to do something you’d much rather not, on the other hand if you say no they won’t like you anymore.


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The Parable of Brother Leo

8 07 2016

Actions speak louder than words. Right on.

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I have decided to take a small break from writing my blog for a while, to concentrate on others parts of my business.  I will still post content that I consider inspirational, controversial or simply thought-provoking on here.  Today’s post is  from Michael Josephson of http://www.charactercounts.org.

A legend tells of a French monastery known throughout Europe for the extraordinary leadership of a man known only as Brother Leo.  Several monks began a pilgrimage to visit Brother Leo to learn from him.  Almost immediately, they began to bicker about who should do various chores.

On the third day they met another monk going to the monastery and he joined them.  This monk never complained or shirked a duty,

and whenever the others would fight over a chore, he would gracefully volunteer and do it himself.  By the last day the others were following his example, and from then on they worked…

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