Me - A Gold Medalist In Life?

Written by David Stoddard

Madams and Masseurs, welcome torepparttar award ceremony of our time.

The event: Life

The competition: Control of our feelings, activities, plans, thoughts and goals.

Judging: Should and must only be done byrepparttar 123958 individual.

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GOLD = You SILVER = Family BRONZE = Friends ALSO RAN = Work/career

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At least that's how it should work out. But all too often, we manage to put ourselves out of medal contention by putting too much emphasis on other parts of our lives. We end up backstage watchingrepparttar 123959 other areas of our life getrepparttar 123960 rewards.

Inrepparttar 123961 long run, while we keep hoping for a better life and more control, our work getsrepparttar 123962 best of our lives, friends and family get our attention when we can squeeze them in, and we often left sitting back thinking about what we could have been.

Before it gets too strict, we need to understand that different areas of our life will take precedence over others at times. Different happenings will need our attention. Our responsibility will be in what we do about things.

There will be events at work which will "need" to be done. There will be friends who will "need" our help at times. There will be family events we will "need" to be involved with.

Magic Happens

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

Those arerepparttar words in an advertisement onrepparttar 123957 television screen when I walked intorepparttar 123958 living room yesterday. I was doing my usual morning routine of gettingrepparttar 123959 children up and out ofrepparttar 123960 house so Katherine would arrive at school on time. Usuallyrepparttar 123961 TV is not something I notice. My normal words are, "Turn offrepparttar 123962 TV before you leaverepparttar 123963 room." Two words onrepparttar 123964 screen stopped me in my tracks. More common was another saying that tells us "Something Negative Always (my translation) Happens" I noticed a few specific details of this advertising. 1. It was provided by a company whose mission includes creatingrepparttar 123965 most universally positive experiences for people who participate in their products and services. The company? Disney. 2. It maderepparttar 123966 statement as pure truth: obviously it is a belief they are sending out torepparttar 123967 world. They translate this belief into something tangible each and every day to consumers who are ready and willing to share in their vision. I have many personal experiences where Magic HAS happened at Disneyland, while watching a Disney movie, listening to a Disney soundtrack, shopping in our local Disney store.

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