A Matter of Sight and Insight

Written by John Harricharan

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I tookrepparttar testrepparttar 149587 next day and got an "A". From that day on, I realized thatrepparttar 149588 circumstances and events around us somehow reflected our inner landscape. That perspective is important and by changingrepparttar 149589 way I look at my world, I could change my very world.

Decades have come and gone since that first year in college. I have acquired various degrees in chemistry, mathematics and business and have worked inrepparttar 149590 hallowed halls of corporate America. I have written best-selling books and have lectured from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco, California; from Bali, Indonesia to Bombay, India.

There are many things I have done and still many more I have left undone. Yet, wherever I go or whatever I do, I use as one of my guideposts in life, "It's better to light one candle than to curserepparttar 149591 darkness." Those words have stood me in good stead throughrepparttar 149592 darkest nights of my soul.

I heard again Dr. Dooley's voice when I stood atrepparttar 149593 deathbed of my wife. It kept my company throughrepparttar 149594 loss of my business. It was with me when my car was repossessed and when they foreclosed on my house.

Times have changed dramatically since my journeys throughrepparttar 149595 "Valley ofrepparttar 149596 Shadow." But have times really changed or have I changedrepparttar 149597 way I look at things? Life is a lot more pleasant now or could it be that I have learned how to look at life differently?

Changerepparttar 149598 way you look at life and life will appearrepparttar 149599 way you look at it. Look forrepparttar 149600 good in everything andrepparttar 149601 good in everything will look right back at you. The way I figure it, you could beraterepparttar 149602 thorns onrepparttar 149603 rosebush or tenderly pick a rose and enjoy its beauty.

Perspective, choose it and use it. Use it or lose it. The Universe is biased on your side. Trustrepparttar 149604 process.

Lecturer, entrepreneur and MBA business consultant, John Harricharan is the author of the award-winnin*g book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat." You can find John's very special private site at http://www.enterprisingspirit.com

Create Your Own Luck

Written by Josh Hinds

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Perhaps we should look to several examples as to why this is true. First, very often we wantrepparttar quickest results possible. Knowing this isrepparttar 149452 case, accepting that havingrepparttar 149453 stick-to-it-ness necessary to achieve greatness isn't all that glamorous. Perhaps it is easier for us to simply say, they were lucky then to say, "If they can do it, I can learn from this persons example and achieve similar results in my given area of endeavor."

In looking not to justrepparttar 149454 end result, or glamorous rewards often associated withrepparttar 149455 success stories of other people, but also inrepparttar 149456 hardships they had to endure we can gain a needed strength. It is from that very strength that I believe we can in turn move closer to our own definition of success.

The next time you hear someone calling a personís achievement lucky, I hope you will do both yourself andrepparttar 149457 other person a big favor and disagree with them wholeheartedly. Remind then that far more likely then simply "luck" was allrepparttar 149458 effort that we may not even be aware of that went into getting them to where they are now.

It's a simple shift inrepparttar 149459 way we choose to view things, but it is a shift that gives usrepparttar 149460 power and knowing that we are as capable as anyone when it comes to reaching our dreams and desires.

-- Here's wishing you great success, Josh Hinds

Josh Hinds of http://GetMotivation.com specializes in helping people to achieve maximum success and live the life of their dreams. He is also the co-founder of http://AudioMotivation.com which brings you advice from leading motivational, business, and personal development experts.

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