I’ll study time management, if I can find the time

Did you ever feel so overwhelmed with things to do that you wanted to study time management, but couldn’t find the time to do so? That’s the dilemma of a reader who asks the following questions, “I need help with time management. How do you manage time when you are involved in many activities, all of which are important? As …

What do you think about thinking?

No brain is stronger than its weakest think (Thomas L. Masson, 1866 ~ 1934) What do you think about thinking? Most of us probably think we do a lot of it, but we don’t. True, for most of us, there is an endless stream of chatter drifting through our consciousness. But self-talk isn’t thinking. It’s just commentary. It’s just an …

I thought life sucks, so I studied positive thinking. Now I’m positive

Sorry about the title. I couldn’t resist starting with a little humor. Now that the humor is out of the way, I can move on to the serious stuff. A reader writes, “I have three questions about your article entitled STOP AND THINK (http://www.personal-development.com/chuck/stop-think.htm). 1. You recommend we always focus on the bright side. My question is… can’t we be …

You cannot step twice into the same river

What single word best describes the cosmos and life? A good candidate for an answer to that question would be CHANGE. But when applied to the universe, the word is a bit sterile. We need something more picturesque, such as MOVEMENT or DANCE. Doesn’t the universe seem to be pirouetting? Rotating galaxies and molecules, spinning constellations and atoms, revolving star …

Celebrated Secret Cinematized

The Secret is out. The secret of the ages. The secret of the sages. The secret of success and happiness. It has been carefully documented and made into a movie called, The Secret. To learn more about The Secret or get the DVD Click Here. You can read another book dealing with similar material, such as Sandra Anne Taylor’s excellent …

The smart know what to say, the wise know whether to say it

Words are powerful. The words we use can heal or hurt. They can arouse enthusiasm, evoke joy, and unleash passion. But they can also provoke anger, inflict sorrow, and crush with despair. When speaking to others, we can use our words as daggers to kill their spirits or we can use them as music to lift their spirits. The choice …

SMALL differences can make BIG differences

What’s the difference between one second and 4/10th’s of a second? Not very much. It’s just 6/10th’s of a second. Wouldn’t you agree that’s a SMALL difference? Yet, that small difference was all it took to change our beliefs on what is possible. You see, until 54 years ago, all the experts believed it was not possible for a human …

That’s terrible! That’s wonderful! That’s Life

The following is an ancient Chinese parable that is told to this day because of the wisdom it contains. Once upon a time, a poor farmer was dismayed to learn his horse had died during the night. “That’s terrible,” his neighbors said, “how will you till this rocky soil without your horse?” “That’s life,” said the farmer to his friends. …

God helps those who help themselves. God help those who don’t!

According to the eminent psychologist, professor, author, and philosopher, William James (1842 ~ 1910), “Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts …

Dogs bark at people they do not know

The title of this article comes from a saying of Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher (540?- 475? BC). He wasn’t talking about dogs, but our tendency to fear and suspect strangers. When this fear solidifies, it is known as bigotry, prejudice, and intolerance, and it is the source of many problems in the world. I’ve written about tolerance in the past, …