Remember the TitansWritten by Greg Ryan
In popular movie, “Remember Titans” most of us most likely can recall our favorite scene. Do you remember this one?
The first challenge of coach was to get community to break up racial divide and pull together. So head coach (played by Densel Washington) decides to take his players away to camp. Even with change of environment racial barriers still stood tall and tension were high. After first few days coach noticed communication between black and white players had not improved in least, matter of fact it was getting worse. The players were not executing their plays, mistakes were made purposely in order to make others look bad and as a result fights continually broke out. So here is what coach decided to do.
At lunch one day coach pulled a particular big fat happy go lucky lineman up to front of lunchroom. This kid didn’t care black, white, purple, green, he just was happy to be there. The coach asked him to tell whole team ONE thing about his roommate that he learned in few days they were there. This kid rattled on for what seems an hour about his roommate. However, with no surprise to coach, when he asked all other players to do same, none of them could mention one thing about other. How could they expect to win souls (I mean games) if they didn’t believe in their cause and pull together as a team? So as a result coach made each player learn things about one other between each practice session until each player new something about all other players. In short, if you recall rest of movie, that exercise brought team together and not only inspired everyone, but also they went undefeated that season. However, what if those racial barriers had not been broken down how many souls (I mean games) do you think Titans would have won that year? Would they have won even one game?
How To Get What You Want (sometimes) and Be HappyWritten by Alan Detwiler
Happiness comes to a person when it is caused by something such as person achieving a much desired goal. Happiness also comes when person recognizes something of value. Seeing children playing together joyfully makes parent happy. Happiness can be caused by expectation of future good fortune as happiness of a couple in a romantic relationhship. Happiness has causes. It can be had by anyone who is able to bring about and recognize a suitable cause. Below are 6 ways to bring a little more happiness into your life.
Be aware of resources that can be used to achieve your goals -
Everyone has a large number of valuable skills that are not often appreciated: ability to communicate and interact with people, ability to set priorities when scheduling tasks, and many other such abilities. Your abilities are valuable. They can help you get what you want. So give them consideration they deserve. Be proud of all of your abilities and skills. Take some delight in using them and they will stay with you and likely develop further.
Feel good when you succeed -
Savor successes that your abilities and your resources allow you to achieve. The more you enjoy your successes, more you will strive for and achieve success. It's a self perpetuating circle that brings rewards and happiness.
Ask for what you want -
It's a way to make your life better. If it doesn't take away from someone else's happiness, then there's no reason to not ask. It is a tool you should feel good about using because it can produce good results. For example, you can ask someone to baby sit your kids while you get an r 'n' r break. You can ask advice on how to do something. You can ask at an university or state employment center for help in choosing a career.