Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010
Summer Edition #134

Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Life Coach

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The calender says it's still summer in RI. It feels like fall, the nights are cool, and it's getting dark early. Fall is what we see and feel regardless of what the calender says.

What we feel and see is our reality. Reality is local to the person, and one's reality may well be different from another's reality. Make room for more than one reality.

Yes, I am to blame for last week's newsletter arriving a day early. One click and off it went. I am impressed so many of you noticed the difference and commented on it. Change is good.

Cameron, like all kids, is a great role model. Next week we'll discuss being a CEO - Chief Executive Officer. Cameron will be the role model.

Why worry about your goals. Just take action.

TIme is running out. So, if you are still wondering if you should respond to the MASTER MIND group forming do so TODAY. Why not find out about it? We might even schedule a local RI group in person. Interested? Curious? Contact Cameron or Russell.


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Inspiring Quotations

" The fishermen know the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."

-Vincent Van Gogh

"Worry is like a rocking chair -- it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."

— Dorothy Galyean

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want? It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay."

-Phyllis Diller

"When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as if you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn ."

-Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Pop says "Don't worry." Well, has he ever had cotton candy? Of course you have to worry. Worry that you'll eat it all fast enough to get another one before it's all gone.

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Don’t worry, be happy.

What are you going to worry about today? Will it be something that happened in the past that you cannot change, or will it be something that might happen in the future?

As Ben Franklin said, “A few of the things I worried about actually happened.”

Too often we waste our valuable time and energy in worry. What has happened is past. We can learn from it, and we can change how we look at it. Often, something that happened at first appeared bad, and, after time, we see the value in it.

So often we worry about the future, what bad things will happen, and we play the ‘what if’ game. To worry is to focus on the negative, and what we focus on is more likely to happen.

It is like driving a car. If you look at something off the road, you are more apt to start to drive off the road, to where your focus is. If you focus on what you want, you’ll be more likely to get it.

What value is there in worrying? None.

A hurricane was expected to hit RI last week. Some people worried about it and talked about all the problems and dangers. Others just prepared in case the hurricane hit. Boats were tied down with extra lines. Outdoor furniture and awnings were put away and some even boarded up windows. While we did not get the full force of the storm, those who took action were protected.

Worrying does not do any good. In fact, it harms the person who does the worrying and the people associated with them. Worrying doesn’t accomplish anything.

Is it not better to look at the possibilities and work towards the best one? Pro active action can and does make a difference in many situations.

How often have you worried, ‘I can’t’, I’m not good enough, I’m not strong enough? When faced with an urgent need, you can do it. Watch a mother protecting her child. She can pick up cars and muster all the energy needed to protect their child. When faced with the need, you can.

How does one stop worrying? It’s as simple as changing your thoughts. You choose your thoughts. Choose positive thoughts. Choose to look at the bright side. Choose to look at the option you have for positive pro active action.

You can also, as they say, live in the NOW. Enjoy what is right here and now today. Tomorrow may never come. If you live in the tomorrow to come you never live. Living is today, today, right now is all that you have. Why not enjoy today, right now?

Life is not about what happens to you as much as it is what you do and how you react to what happens. Be positive, enjoy right now, and your life will be full and rich. Be happy.

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