Written by Arleen M. Kaptur

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Even inrepparttar world of internet marketing - you have those that offer you twenty zillion subscribers in a matter of 24 hours, and those that believe thatrepparttar 101917 tried and true methods of daily marketing will take you where you want to be. In this scenario,repparttar 101918 glitter and glitz will grab your attention but depending onrepparttar 101919 product, it may not keep you. You may not subscribe because your instinct tells you that it is just fluff without a firm base underneath.

Diversity and variety are indeedrepparttar 101920 spice of life - without it, we would all eatrepparttar 101921 same things, wearrepparttar 101922 same clothes, and repeat whatrepparttar 101923 other person says without an original idea in our minds. Pretty dull, if you ask me. But we are showered with differences. If we welcome this aspect of life, we will be given opportunities to broaden our horizons and delve into areas we never thought possible. We can choose a model of friend we like and together we can work at changing what needs changing in our world andrepparttar 101924 world at large. We should anticipate dailyrepparttar 101925 challenge ofrepparttar 101926 world marketplace that features people, places and things. We are living in a wonderful time and place in history - but we need to take full advantage of everything that is offered. If not, we will berepparttar 101927 ones that fall torepparttar 101928 wayside or just stand onrepparttar 101929 sidelines to watch everyone else enjoy life,repparttar 101930 world, and everything there is in people and nature. ENJOY! ©Arleen M. Kaptur 2002 June

Arleen Kaptur has written numerous articles, cookbooks, how-to books, and the novel: SEARCHING FOR AUSTIN JAMES. Websites:

Road Map Of Life

Written by Kathy Gates

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Of course not.

But that's exactly what happens when you let distractions - albeit it attractive distractions - move you off your Life Map. You "end up" somewhere instead of where you really want to be. Time and space and conscious choice must be attached to any decisions to detour or stop along your way. Is there time? Can I do this at another time? Will it detract from my goal, or enhance it?

Don't let your temporary, current desires take precedence over what you REALLY want.

Because, you see, an important part of succeeding is deciding what is and what isn't a distraction. For example, as you were headed to your party, you saw a vendor with some fresh flowers and you decide to stop and pick up some for your friend. In that case, a stop alongrepparttar way ADDS to your goal. However, if instead you decide to stop and see a movie and arrive quite late atrepparttar 101916 party, then you have detracted from your goal.

The Life Map functionsrepparttar 101917 same way. For example, if you are working on a College Degree, and you decide to stop and work at an entry level position in your field to learnrepparttar 101918 nuts and bolts ofrepparttar 101919 industry, then that will ADD to your end result. However, if instead, you decide to take time off to back-pack through Europe, that will detract from your goal of finishing your degree.

Each "opportunity" must be evaluated in light of how it will affect your ultimate goal.will it contribute to it, or will it detract from it?

Therefore, bothrepparttar 101920 driving map andrepparttar 101921 Life Map serverepparttar 101922 same high purpose: To Keep You On Track.

POST your Life Goals so that you can see them every day. Decide that you will put as much thought into your Life Map as you do into planning your Vacation. Grab on torepparttar 101923 steering wheel of your life. Check your map often, determine your current location, and move confidently toward where you want to go.

Kathy Gates, Professional Life Coach, helps people set priorities and goals, take actions, make changes, and reshape their lives. She is the author numerous articles both online and in print, an Ebook and several Email Coaching Programs available at, call 480.998.5843

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