How A Laundromat Helped Me Have A Higher Level Of Success

Written by Gordon Bellows

A few months ago, while driving home from an errand, I saw a sign on a building that changed my life. It was storming and there was an end-of-the-world kind of darkness, even though it wasrepparttar middle ofrepparttar 123902 day. Things had been onrepparttar 123903 negative side all day and there seemed to be no end in sight forrepparttar 123904 bad news.

Suddenly, I noticedrepparttar 123905 sign onrepparttar 123906 building. It wasrepparttar 123907 name of a neighborhood Laundromat, andrepparttar 123908 sign said "Sunshine Center." All at once, I started to smile as a flood of thoughts filled my head. I remembered so many good things I've heard overrepparttar 123909 years, such as; always have a good attitude, smile no matter what, andrepparttar 123910 words to that good old song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy!"

Seeing those two words, sunshine center, was like a wake-up call to get back to what I have believed in all along. I've long heldrepparttar 123911 belief that we can't always control what goes on around us, but we do have control over how we react torepparttar 123912 events.

Just seeingrepparttar 123913 word sunshine maderepparttar 123914 day seem much brighter. The word center reminded me that we should have our own sunshine within us at all times. By that, I mean a good attitude, a smile, andrepparttar 123915 resolve to make lemonade whenever life gives us lemons.

A feeling of peace came over me when I saw that sign. In just a matter of minutes I was able to think about a way to effectively deal withrepparttar 123916 situation that seemed so hopeless. I realized that I wasn't in such a rut after all. I just needed some sunshine, and if it wasn't there, I would create my own.

Hey, Me! Get Out of My Way

Written by David Stoddard

How often it is we give up wanting to do something even before we give ourselves an honest chance of succeeding.

Perhaps, we begin writing our autobiography. We getrepparttar table of contents andrepparttar 123901 introduction written, then we let it sit because we don't think anyone will care.

We begin a diet over a weekend. Within a couple of days, we are back to our normal habits because we didn't see any immediate results.

Maybe we want to start a desktop publishing business. We get it started andrepparttar 123902 clients start coming in sooner than we expected. Because of our past experiences where we have been so good at what we did, we only remember getting bombarded with more and more work when we wish we could have taken a break. We may see how this can end up, so we slack off and letrepparttar 123903 business of our dreams fade away.

Or maybe we have this idea of having our own place onrepparttar 123904 Internet. We create a page, then we have different ideas to put on it. Then we think of starting a business with it. Then we also want to have a newsletter for people. Then we want to do web pages for others. Then we go back and work on ways to get people to read our newsletter. But we need a better web site. So we start from scratch andrepparttar 123905 circle continues. Having too many things we would like to do can stop us as well.

Personally, I've become an expert at getting out of my own way when it comes to doing things. After all, I have gotten in my own way over and over and over again for years. I still fit that last one way too often.

There are so many different ways we stop ourselves. But what can we do about them?

- I'm not good enough: Well, right now, a group of students are being given a lecture byrepparttar 123906 worst teacher. The worst actor is starring in a made-for-television movie. Andrepparttar 123907 worst boy band is putting on a show for friends and family in their garage.

- No one will be interested: Just look around at some ofrepparttar 123908 things you see on television or read in newspapers or books or magazines. It's amazing some things have lasted this long.

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