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Do you accept responsibility for situations in your life or are you one of those people who notices the problems of the world and says one of the following: • Somebody ought to do something about that. • Where are the people that are supposed to be handling this? • Surely with all the tax dollars being spent, somebody is in charge of fixing this. • Why doesn’t somebody do something about that? Why not you? If you feel a strong urge to see a problem fixed, then why not act on it? Surely...

by School Of Life on 31 July 2016

When you work for yourself, it’s easy to spend a whole day at your desk and accomplish nothing of value. This almost always happens when you aren’t really clear about what it is you’re trying to do. In the moments when you regain your awareness, ask yourself, “What exactly is it that I’m trying to accomplish here?” You must know your destination with as much clarity as possible. Make your goals specific, and put them in writing. Your goals must be so clear that it would be possible...

by School Of Life on 31 July 2016

Here is a collection of faith quotes: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”. – Martin Luther King, Jr. “In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away”. –...

by School Of Life on 30 July 2016

Don’t waste a moment of your precious life worrying about what other people think of you. No good can come of it. The truth is that you’ll waste far more energy imagining what people think of you than those people will ever invest in it themselves. Most people are far too preoccupied with their own lives to devote considerable attention to what you’re doing. While you’re worrying about what they think of you, they’re worrying about what you think of them. Just worrying your lives away… Instead...

by School Of Life on 30 July 2016

Skepticism means to use doubt and disbelief as tools for understanding reality, with the hope that the resulting insights will allow one to behave intelligently. Skepticism originally came about as a form of opposition to dogma. The general idea behind skepticism is to avoid swallowing foolish beliefs. That’s all well and good, but today it’s common to see the practice of skepticism stretched far beyond religious and spiritual matters. If skepticism can help you avoid falling prey to religious...

by School Of Life on 30 July 2016

Here is a collection of quotes on respect: “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized”. – Albert Einstein “Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners”. – Laurence Sterne “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say”. – Bryant H. McGill “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you”. – Lao Tzu “This...

by School Of Life on 29 July 2016

Whenever you set an ambitious goal, it’s virtually guaranteed you’ll encounter some roadblocks. There’s no reason to let that stop you though. A roadblock isn’t much of an obstacle for a human being. You can climb over it, walk around it, blow it up, get someone else to move it, or otherwise bypass it. Roadblocks do an outstanding job of frightening away the timid. But to those with a modicum of courage, roadblocks have very little power. When a committed person tackles a roadblock, the...

by School Of Life on 29 July 2016

Whether you’re Christian or not, there’s something in the teachings of Jesus that is worth contemplation, for anyone who seeks to be a better person: his urging that you love your enemy. Not just “Love Thy Neighbor”, which in itself can be a difficult thing. But “Love your enemies”. That’s a powerful message, and it turns out, one of the greatest challenges in life. Why is this message an important one, even if you’re not a Christian? Here in School Of Life, we do not discuss Christian...

by School Of Life on 29 July 2016

Here is a collection of forgiveness quotes: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness”. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”. – Mahatma Gandhi “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself,...

by School Of Life on 29 July 2016

One of the things that held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years was fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear. It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. The key question: how do you overcome that fear? By working on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Without really thinking of it in those terms, that’s what I’ve been doing over the years, and that’s what helped me finally overcome my fears, and finally pursue my dreams. I...

by School Of Life on 29 July 2016