Written by Craig Lock

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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human be- ings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." American psychologist, William James

Positive thoughts produce positive results, and negative thoughts produce negative results. We should try to under- stand how our thoughts arise and are influenced; they come intorepparttar brain from what we hear, what we see, what we read and what we say to ourselves.

We get our thoughts/attitudes fromrepparttar 124104 media, those with whom we mix and through self-talk. Negative people are repparttar 124105 product of a negative environment. Self-talk is what we say to ourselves all day long. A number of sportsmen use this technique to stay positive. Sports psychologists also use it. (See my book on sports psychology called 'The Winning Mind'). Plug,plug !

Some people, on learning that they have cancer, have been known to go into shock and die. There have also been cases of people whom, expected to die far sooner by their doctors, have willed themselves to stay alive for an event likerepparttar 124106 birth of a grandchild. Australian aborigines can subconsciously will themselves to die whenrepparttar 124107 bones point to them (known as voodoo). Or is it a hoodoo perhaps!

Optimism and pessimism are learned attitudinal behaviours and they can be relearned. We need to constantly monitor our inner navigational system, our attitudes to make our own course corrections. Negative thinking cripplesrepparttar 124108 mind, like polio cripplesrepparttar 124109 body. The cure is positive thinking- a positive outlook for opportunities does wonders for one's attitude. Many discoveries or luck come by chance. SEREN- DIPITY isrepparttar 124110 faculty of making happy and unexpected dis- coveries by accident. Do try anything!

WHAT IS your outlook on life - happy or sad? Remember what you believe in normally happens. In other words, "YOU GET WHAT YOU EXPECT". This is known as self-fulfil- ling prophecies, so top golfers expect to hole their putts and are surprised when they don't.

Be ENTHUSIASTIC - walk, talk and act enthusiastically and you will find that it is contagious and that people will be at- tracted to you.


1. Attitudes are more important than facts.

2. How you take it is more important than what happens.

3. Attitude acts as a selective filter affecting perception : we choose to seerepparttar 124111 best or worst in any situation.


We are not as we think we are, but as we think-repparttar 124112 quality of our thinking is more important than what we think about. How we think is our strangest secret.

If your goal is wealth, but your thinking is poverty-stricken, your attitude will cancel outrepparttar 124113 achievement of your goal. If your goal is health and you choose healthy thoughts, you will realise your goal. NB: Attitudes beat facts every time.

"We need to be beneficiaries of our attitudes, not victims." "Our attitude determines our altitude".

Craig Lock has written extensively on the subject of personal success, as well as doing much studying in the field of self help. The various books* that I "felt inspired to write" are available at:

Are You a World Class Dreamer

Written by Chris Small

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Jailed for Equality

Emmeline Pankhurst believed that women should be treated and respected as equals to men. In 1903 she founded The Womens Social and Political Union. Mrs Pankhurst had to endure being arrested and jailed several times. While in jail, she often would go on hunger strikes to further her ideals.

Her big dream was finally realized in 1928 when women in Britain were granted full voting rights. A few weeks later, on June 14th, she died. Her dream however, lives on. While there is still much room for improvement, womens rights have come a long way, thanks in large part to Emmeline Pankhurst.

From a Nobody to a Nobel Prize Winner x2

Marie Curie overcamerepparttar stigma of being a woman in a field (science) which was almost exclusively populated by men. Not only did Madame Curie excel at her chosen profession but she will always be remembered asrepparttar 124103 person who discovered radiation and thus x-rays. She also enjoyedrepparttar 124104 honor of beingrepparttar 124105 first women to receive a Nobel Prize in 1903, and again in 1911.

Failed Twice Before Beltingrepparttar 124106 Earth

In 1896 an engineer withrepparttar 124107 Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit, built his own self-propelled, gasoline powered vehicle -repparttar 124108 Quadricycle. It wasn'trepparttar 124109 first one, but it wasrepparttar 124110 one that inspired Henry Ford to dream about 'beltingrepparttar 124111 earth' with automobiles. He eventually left his job with Edison and attempted to establish an automobile manufacturing plant.

In 1903, after two previously unsuccessful attempts, he formed The Ford Motor company. In 1908,repparttar 124112 first Model T rolled off his assembly lines. By 1918, half of all cars in America were Model T's.

We could go on and on about ordinary people who would not accept mediocrity and instead will be written about for hundreds of years. I would love to talk with you about Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, Albert Einstein, Amelia Erhart, Alexander Graham Bell, George Eastman and many, many others who acted on their dreams. The ideas that they brought forth are a big part of modern day life for us.

Each of them all started with a dream that consumed them and would not let go. Most of us at some time have big dreams, but allow them to dissipate. Circumstances and life in general tend to get inrepparttar 124113 way.

You may not haverepparttar 124114 vision of Thomas Edison, but your Dreams and goals can still impactrepparttar 124115 people around you. Let's resolve to dream BIG dreams and to take big action towards their fulfillment.

Chris Small is a cyber entrepreneur and host of the very successful 'World Deal Center'. His main website is You are invited to sample some of Chris's other articles by going to

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