Your Time of Blazing Noon

Written by Joe Vitale

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I could go on and on. The point is this: Life will always have ups and downs. The secret is to flow withrepparttar tide as best we can. Complaining about what is keeps you from spotting or even creating new opportunities.

In every panic, in every generation, men and women with eyes wide open saw and seized opportunities.

Whether it was George Washington who went on to become president and build his own fortune, or P.T. Barnum who went on to prosper duringrepparttar 147295 Civil War,repparttar 147296 fact remains:

Circumstances don't make you, you make you.

This "bad time" might becomerepparttar 147297 greatest period of prosperity for you.

Maybe you just have to relax your demands. In 1941 Bruce Barton wrote, "I have been out of a job three times in my life. Each time I made a survey of my surroundings and discovered that there was work to be done, though notrepparttar 147298 same kind of work I had been doing."

Barton was a best-selling author, Congressman, popular speaker, and founder of one ofrepparttar 147299 largest advertising agencies inrepparttar 147300 world, BBDO. He also became a millionaire.

And don't fall forrepparttar 147301 trap thatrepparttar 147302 past was better thanrepparttar 147303 present. In 1907repparttar 147304 famous tycoon John Rockefeller said:

"People sometimes talk as if we older men lived in a day of peculiar opportunity, as if there were no chance today for a young man to do what has been done by my generation of men, as if allrepparttar 147305 avenues were closed, allrepparttar 147306 big things done. Nothing could be more mistaken. Why,repparttar 147307 time in which I opened my eyes was a midnight of darkness, and this is blazing noon."

A word torepparttar 147308 wise: Listen, act and prosper.

There are opportunities around you.

Which will you see first and act on now?

This is your time of blazing noon.

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Live 8 - will it work?

Written by Simon Mitchell

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There are different ways of working, earning and saving that do not invest in earth exploitation - such as LETS (Local Economic Trading System), co-operatives, ethical banking, credit unions and other group activity.

There are different value systems that valuerepparttar hand-made craft item overrepparttar 147246 industrial,repparttar 147247 mended overrepparttar 147248 built-in obsolescence,repparttar 147249 home-made or found overrepparttar 147250 purchased,repparttar 147251 grown overrepparttar 147252 bought.

There are ways of thinking that generate creative new solutions to old problems, helping us all to do more with less. There are improvements in communications that help us all with making these changes.

We can reclaim our power fromrepparttar 147253 forces that create poverty withrepparttar 147254 choices we make every day. Respect to Sir Geldof and all who are focusing onrepparttar 147255 problems of poverty. Bringing pressure to bear onrepparttar 147256 G8 for a fairer world is a grand move - but there is only so much that governments can and will do.

Read other articles on poverty and new economics at

Thirty positive actions for a sustainable Earth: There are many ways we can use our human energy to lightenrepparttar 147257 load on natural resources and tread lightly on our home planet. Check how many of these you do already:

Eyes down forrepparttar 147258 prize fight: Present philosophy verses eco-philosophy. Henryk Skolimoski provides a startling model of two opposed value systems. This spider diagram reveals a mind map by a genius who was Philosopher in Residence at Dartington Hall.

Economics verses Earth: The laws of human economics are in conflict withrepparttar 147259 laws ofrepparttar 147260 Earth. Where do you drawrepparttar 147261 line ? Guest article by Donella Meadows, author of Pulitzer Prize-nominated weekly column, 'The Global Citizen'.

The Cruel Lords of Nature: Around 10,000 years ago, after Earth had emerged from 90,000 years ofrepparttar 147262 last ice age, when mammoths roamed and northern humans shivered in caves,repparttar 147263 people who lived inrepparttar 147264 fertile crescent of Mesopotamia, in modern day Iraq, invented agriculture. Guest article from author and broadcaster GuyDauncey.

The End of Education? Prince Charles is right onrepparttar 147265 ball concerning his comments on education. The development of human potential is a crucial issue on 21st century Earth.

Get creativity? Creativity is central torepparttar 147266 management of our individual lives, but in modern times few people are able to access this as a resource. Globally atrepparttar 147267 moment there are many problems facing mankind. Diminishing natural resources and increasing populations mean that we are in a spiral of entropy.

Paradigms of modern disease: A paradigm is a sort of cultural, consensual pattern of thought or model of something. Paradigms change, likerepparttar 147268 impact of Galileo's work on disprovingrepparttar 147269 flat-earth theory or Copernicus' heresy thatrepparttar 147270 Earth moves roundrepparttar 147271 Sun. These new ideas met a great deal of resistance from orthodox philosophy but eventually gave rise to a changed perception ofrepparttar 147272 world we live in - a paradigm shift.

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