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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 9, 2005
"You will never get ahead of others as long as you are trying to get even." - Zig Ziglar
Source: Net 153 Weekly, http://www.net153.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
At the turn of the last century, a young boy quit school to help with the family expenses. When he was fifteen, he became interested in automobiles and worked in a garage. He subscribed to a correspondence home study course on automobiles and, after a long day in the garage, studied at the kitchen table by lamplight.
When he felt ready, he walked into the Frayer-Miller Automobile Company of Columbus, Ohio. When Mr. Frayer noticed him, he asked, "Well, what do you want?"
"I just thought I'd tell you I'm coming to work here tomorrow morning," the boy replied.
"Oh! Who hired you?"
"Nobody yet, but I'll be on the job in the morning. If I'm not worth anything, you can fire me."
Early the next morning the young man returned to the plant. Noticing the floor was thick with metal shavings and accumulated dirt and grease, the boy got a broom and shovel and set to work cleaning the place.
Because of his self-confidence and work ethic, Eddie Rickenbacker's future was predictable. He went on to excel in many fields, including automobile racing, piloting World War 1 planes and founding what was to become one of America's largest airline companies - Eastern Airlines.
There is no magic bullet to instantly become a self-confident person. But it begins with one of the most important relationships in your life - your relationship with yourself. People who become more confident habitually encourage themselves. They become their own best friend.
Rob Bremer asks the question, "If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?" If the answer is "Yes!" you are on the track to becoming more self-assured.
Without confidence, you are not likely to move far in the direction of your dreams. But become your own best friend and almost anything will be possible.
Steve Goodier is the editor of The Life Support System, a motivational e-newsletter delivered daily to 85,000 subscribers in over 100 nations. His inspirational newsletter and books are available through his website at http://www.lifesupportsystem.com
Source: Life Support System, mailto:LifeSupportemail@example.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I,(state your name) will obey the rules of the road.
I will not drive like I'm delivering a donated organ.
I will not purposely scare cows.
I will not make light of gravity.
I will recognize speed limits as strict law & not just ballpark suggestions.
I will not run up on the butt of the car in front of me simply because I do not want to have to reset my cruise control.
Submitted by B.B.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The third grade was being given a course in first aid. The question was asked, "What would you do if you had a younger sibling who swallowed a house key?" After a pause, one of the students answered, "I'd climb through the window!"
Source: Top Greetings
A criminal was caught when he was admitted to hospital and given a bed next to a police officer who had been hunting him.
The burglar, named only as Uwe G, 41, for legal reasons, was admitted to the St Josef hospital in the German city of Beuel with appendicitis .
After his operation, he was given a bed next to police officer Walter H who was recovering from a gall bladder operation.
The policeman who had been part of a team investigating him for a string of robberies recognized him immediately and called his colleagues.
"I had been trying to nail him for more than two months, but he kept managing to escape. It made me feel a whole lot better when I turned round and saw he was lying next to me," said the officer.
The burglar has now been transferred to a secure hospital and faces six months in jail once he has recovered from his operation.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com