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From a navy brat — dedicated to all the women and men who have and are serving in the United States Navy . . . THANK YOU! Ben Floresca, USN Retired (1946-1966) Frank Mase, USN Retired (1986-2010) … Continue reading
She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: “How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?” The surgeon said, “I’m sorry. … Continue reading
March 31, 2011, 12 Noon (In Your Time Zone) The Water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you and we love you. [Please say it aloud or in your mind. … Continue reading
This is a trap that I fall into — we’re taught goal-setting, and we always shoot for what we do NOT have. If the way we feel is an indicator of what we are attracting, what is natural for any person to feel if they continually focus on what they do not have?
Setting the goal is the starting point — it is an exercise of contrasts. Once the goal is set, however, let the good feelings begin. Usually, the “bad” feelings set in immediately, especially if you’ve set quite a stretch goal. You start having doubts. It’s almost automatic that you will have thoughts of why you would not make the goal.
But, you must nip it in the bud, and your task is to focus on how good you will feel once the goal is achieved. And to help you with that, ask yourself this question. What is present in your current experience, that you can be thankful for, as it resembles or aligns with the good feelings you will feel once your goal is achieved?
‘The minute you stop focusing on what you lack, start focusing on what you’ve already got, and add the “magic” ingredient of action, you actually begin to attract more of what you want.’