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Real People… Real Seer

The seer was a specialist in the casting of twigs; he threw them on the ground and made interpretations based on how they fell. When asked how he reads the future, he replied, “It is not that I am reading … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Obstacles

In life, all of us will face obstacles. Adversity, as we call it, insists that we respond to a series of questions: Will we adapt, do what we have got to do, and move forward, or will we allow the … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Reference Group

Who do you spend the most time with? Who are the people you most admire? Are those two groups of people the same? If not, why not? The people with whom you habitually associate are called your “reference group.” According … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Daring

At the park where I walk, I watch a group of kids who play there almost every day. Some are out front leading the way, some are at the back of the pack struggling to keep up and several are … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Failure

No one sets failure as a goal. Yet, failure is a statistical probability in life, and we need to be prepared to face the possibility of it. We can’t be afraid to fail. Confidence isn’t gained by the timid and … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Potential

I recently read a story of a St. Louis doctor who met a young man in high school who had lost his hand at the wrist. When the doctor asked about his handicap, the young man responded, “I don’t have … Continue reading

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Real People… Can Change Habits

Yesterday, I was going through some notes, emails and assorted clippings and came across a piece that I had clipped from a newspaper when I was struggling with quitting smoking. I so wanted to eliminate that habit from my life … Continue reading

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