Written by Arleen M. Kaptur

The world is made up of all kinds of people. There are sad models, happy ones, and then there are those that are a little bit of both. Some people go withrepparttar flow and others fight it tooth and nail. Individuals have been known to talk themselves out of dreaded diseases and there are some that cannot “talk their way out of a paper bag.”

If everyone is so diverse in nature and personality, how can we even conceive of getting along, let alone work together? But that’srepparttar 101917 wisdom behind human beings. We are different for a reason, and this reason is so that we can work together, build, and reach far beyondrepparttar 101918 stars andrepparttar 101919 moon.

When you shop for a car, how would you make an educated decision if each model wasrepparttar 101920 same, year after year? There would be no choices and certainly it would takerepparttar 101921 fun out of buying that new vehicle. The array of available cars is breathtaking. There are colors that can match every outfit you own andrepparttar 101922 features are endless. You can have seats that are soft and cushioned, and some even vibrate. Some are heated, and probably some keep you cool as a cucumber inrepparttar 101923 summer heat. If this feature doesn’t exist, then GMC its my idea so send me those residual checks when you install this feature.

People are a lot likerepparttar 101924 models of automobiles that fill dealerships acrossrepparttar 101925 world. We are all of different backgrounds, nationalities, and personalities. Some of us can seerepparttar 101926 sunshine in a day while others keep an eye out for that inevitable thunderstorm. The input of each kind of personality gives usrepparttar 101927 products we have available for our use andrepparttar 101928 endless inventions and innovations that fill stories, factories, and life. There is not a right or a wrong personality. There are just people - unique, special, and very interesting people. Of course, we will not be in sync with each person that crosses our path throughout life. But these individuals that vary with us on values, ideas, and outlooks give us a lot of food for thought. You certainly have encountered someone that you have strongly disagreed with, but then you did find yourself examining what they said, even if it was just to reiterate how wrong they were. The surprise was that they were probably doingrepparttar 101929 very same thing.

Road Map Of Life

Written by Kathy Gates

If you were going to drive to somewhere unfamiliar - whether cross country or just acrossrepparttar city - what would berepparttar 101916 first thing you would do? Map it out? And then after you mapped it out, would you never look atrepparttar 101917 map again? Not likely.

More likely, you would refer torepparttar 101918 map often, to make sure that you were onrepparttar 101919 right track. You would be able to tell quickly if you needed to make adjustments, correct a mistake, or consider a change of plans.

Posting your goals, standards, boundaries, mission statement, etc. is very much like having a map to refer to.A "Life Map".

In today's busy world, it's easy to get off course. Having a Life Map to refer to helps you keep moving quickly and efficiently towards your goals. It helps you to filter out things that don't belong, helps you quickly correct things when you mess up, helps you navigate unexpected problems.

But if you don't haverepparttar 101920 map where you can see it and refer to it often, allrepparttar 101921 planning inrepparttar 101922 world won't matter. You'll end up driving aimlessly around unfamiliar territory, being distracted by many different paths.knowing where you want to go, but having no tried and true method of getting there.

What else might that driving map tell you?

Perhaps that there is more than one way to get to where you are going.the freeway orrepparttar 101923 back way, for example. It may show you various ways of getting torepparttar 101924 same place, depending on your starting point. It may show you alternate route which could be used to detour around unexpected problems (the inevitable construction crew), or obstacles put in your way. It may show you a phone number to call for assistance if you get lost, or an estimated time of your journey, or even a time that you are expected at your destination. It might show you milestones, or landmarks, so that you can chart your progress.

All these things are important for your Life Map as well. Where are you starting from? What are your resources? Do you want to takerepparttar 101925 fast track, or do you prefer a slower approach? What back-up plans do you have for handlingrepparttar 101926 inevitable unexpected problems? Who do you go to for assistance to make sure you stay onrepparttar 101927 right track?

Without a map to refer to often, it might be easy to get distracted from your destination. Let's say for example that you were headed to a friend's house for a party, and alongrepparttar 101928 way you might notice a restaurant, or a beautiful piece of scenery, or a movie that you wanted to see. Would you stop and go torepparttar 101929 restaurant orrepparttar 101930 movie? Would you put your ultimate objective on hold because something else got your attention forrepparttar 101931 moment?

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