Remember the Titans

Written by Greg Ryan

Inrepparttar popular movie, “Rememberrepparttar 148404 Titans” most of us most likely can recall our favorite scene. Do you remember this one?

The first challenge ofrepparttar 148405 coach was to getrepparttar 148406 community to break uprepparttar 148407 racial divide and pull together. Sorepparttar 148408 head coach (played by Densel Washington) decides to take his players away to camp. Even withrepparttar 148409 change of environment racial barriers still stood tall and tension were high. Afterrepparttar 148410 first few daysrepparttar 148411 coach noticedrepparttar 148412 communication betweenrepparttar 148413 black and white players had not improved inrepparttar 148414 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 whatrepparttar 148415 coach decided to do.

At lunch one dayrepparttar 148416 coach pulled a particular big fat happy go lucky lineman up torepparttar 148417 front ofrepparttar 148418 lunchroom. This kid didn’t care black, white, purple, green, he just was happy to be there. The coach asked him to tellrepparttar 148419 whole team ONE thing about his roommate that he learned inrepparttar 148420 few days they were there. This kid rattled on for what seems an hour about his roommate. However, with no surprise torepparttar 148421 coach, when he asked allrepparttar 148422 other players to dorepparttar 148423 same, none of them could mention one thing aboutrepparttar 148424 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 resultrepparttar 148425 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 recallrepparttar 148426 rest ofrepparttar 148427 movie, that exercise broughtrepparttar 148428 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 thinkrepparttar 148429 Titans would have won that year? Would they have won even one game?

How To Get What You Want (sometimes) and Be Happy

Written by Alan Detwiler

Happiness comes to a person when it is caused by something such asrepparttar person achieving a much desired goal. Happiness also comes whenrepparttar 148352 person recognizes something of value. Seeing children playing together joyfully makesrepparttar 148353 parent happy. Happiness can be caused by expectation of future good fortune asrepparttar 148354 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:repparttar 148355 ability to communicate and interact with people,repparttar 148356 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 themrepparttar 148357 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 -

Savorrepparttar 148358 successes that your abilities and your resources allow you to achieve. The more you enjoy your successes,repparttar 148359 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.

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