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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 18, 2006
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
His grief was multiplied by the sudden death of his precious wife. The only thing he had left was his faith, and it was weakening.
One day he was combing the neighborhood looking for work. He stopped to watch some men who were doing the stonework on a church building. One of those men was skillfully chiseling a triangular piece of rock. Not seeing a spot where it would fit, he asked, "Where are you going to put that?"
The man pointed toward the top of the building and said. "See that little opening up there near the spire? That's where it goes. I'm shaping it down here so it will fit up there.
Tears filled this good man's eyes as he walked away. "Shaping it down here so it will fit up there" gave new meaning in his difficult situation.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
How To Recruit The Right Person
Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room with an open window. Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation.
If they are counting the bricks, put them in the accounts department.
If they are recounting them, put them in auditing.
If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks. Put them in engineering.
If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order. Put them in planning.
If they are throwing the bricks at each other. Put them in operations/customer care.
If they are sleeping. Put them in security.
If they have broken the bricks into pieces. Put them in information technology.
If they are sitting idle. Put them in human resources.
If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved. Put them in sales.
If they have already left for the day. Put them in marketing.
If they are staring out of the window. Put them on strategic planning.
And then last but not least. If they are talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved. Congratulate them and put them in Top Management.
Submitted by Lucille Baker
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
On my way to a store in another city with my three young children in the car, I got lost. The children were becoming restless and finally I begged: "Kids, please behave. Isn't it bad enough that I'm lost?" Five-year-old Walter then directed all his attention to helping me find my way. Suddenly his face lit up. "Mom, look, we're not lost. There's a McDonald's!"
Submitted by Lorraine
Psychiatrist Irvin Yalom, who worked with terminally ill cancer patients, reported that "grimness" was far from their attitudes about passing on. In Dr. Chris Thurman's book, The Truths We Must Believe (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1991), Yalom tells us that once his patients accepted the fact that their lives were rapidly drawing to an end, positive and exciting changes occurred:
They felt a sense of freedom to do what they wanted to do.
They lived in, and enjoyed, the present.
They learned to vividly appreciate the world around them.
They joyously anticipated holidays.
They communicated deeper with loved ones.
They feared less and risked more.
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