Do you have the Heart of a Mouse?

Do you have the Heart of a Mouse?Do you have the Heart of a Mouse? A mouse was in constant distress because of its fear of the cat. A magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat. But then it became afraid of the dog.

So the magician turned it into a dog. Then it began to fear the panther, so the magician turned it into a panther. Whereupon it was full of fear for the hunter.

At this point, the magician gave up. He turned it into a mouse again saying, “Nothing I do for you is going to be of any help because you have the heart of a mouse.”

INSIGHTS

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions that humans experience. It can control our thoughts, our actions, and even our decisions. Fear can be helpful in some situations, like when it motivates us to avoid dangerous situations. But in other situations, fear can be paralyzing and can prevent us from living our lives to the fullest.

Fear is often the root of many mental health disorders, like anxiety and depression. When we’re constantly living in fear, it takes a toll on our mental and physical health. Fear can cause us to miss out on important life experiences, and it can even lead to suicide.

If you’re struggling with fear, seek out professional help. There are many people who understand what you’re going through and who want to help. if you feel like you can’t overcome your fears on your own, don’t quit therapy.  And remember, it’s okay to be scared. What matters is how you deal with that fear. Fear would make a human have the heart of a mouse as in the story above. But you don’t need to have a heart of a mouse. The question again is: Do you have the Heart of a Mouse? 

You can also read: How to Turn Anger into Motivation (livealtitude.com)

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Every Drop Matters

 

Every Drop MattersEvery Drop Matters: The need not to be Wasteful

Recently, when I was going to bed after using my bathroom, I started hearing sound of drops of water from the tap in slow successions, but since it was dropping into an empty bucket, I decided to let it be, not realizing that every drop matters.
 

 

But, alas! When I woke up the next morning, around 5am, the bucket was almost full! I was surprised that just drops even in such slow successions could produce that much. I couldn’t help it, ‘Just drops?!’ I questioned rhetorically.

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Leaders! If you don’t take care of yourself, nobody will

Leaders take care of yourselvesLeaders! If you don’t take care of yourself, nobody will, The story of the busy cobbler! This story leaders! If you don’t take care of yourself, nobody will, is about the story of a cobbler who lived in a village. Since he was the only cobbler in the town, everyone went to meet him to get their footwears repaired. He was so busy that he didn’t even have time to repair his own boots. This wasn’t a problem at first, but over time, his boots began to wear off and fall apart.
While he worked feverishly on everyone else’s shoes, his feet got blister and he started to limp. His customers started to worry about him, but he reassured them that everything is alright.

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Looking on the bright side

Looking on the bright side

 

Looking on the bright sideLooking on the bright side: On the need to be Positive Minded.

A world-famous shoe manufacturer took a decision to expand his business, by setting up a new branch in a remote, little – known country. He called up one of his marketing managers and sent him to the country to explore the possibility of setting up a new factory there.

The young executive flew out the next day. But within 24 hours of reaching there he called his boss. “This place is not good for our business,” he said gloomily. “people do not wear shoes out here. We had better forget any notion setting up a factory here. It simply won’t work. I am catching the next flight.”

 

The boss was highly dissatisfied with the report. He had to set his heart on doing what he wanted. He called another young manager, from his marketing managers and sent him out with the same order. Within few hours of getting there, this young manager called his boss with great excitement. “This place is unbelievable,” he exclaimed. “our business is going to bloom here. These people don’t even know what shoes are like. When we introduce shoes here, we shall have a whole, new, untapped market. Please send in our planners and designers as soon as you can. We must set up a factory here, and win all the way.

(Extracted from “it’s All a Matter of Attitude.” by Dr. Prabha Sampath and Krishna Kumari)

Insights

What a difference a positive attitude can make? Where a pessimist looks and see despair, an optimist looks and sees hope. In the moments of sorrow, pains and difficulties, our mindset will determine how things will result. A transformed mind leads to transformed attitudes and behaviours. Looking on the bright side is a cognitive therapy/

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See also; The Benefits of Positive Thinking in Modern days – Life Altitude (livealtitude.com)

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Never to Give Up – Life Altitude (livealtitude.com)

Quotes from M. Scott Peck

Quotes from M. Scott Peck: A glimpse of Wisdom

Morgan Scott Peck (1936–2005) was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author who wrote the book The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978. This post Quotes from M. Scott Peck is a collection of his quotes from various books.

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.”

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck

Quotes from M. Scott Peck

 

5 Steps to Make Affirmations Work for You!

5 Steps to Make Affirmations Work for You! and learn how to make affirmations work for you.5 Steps to Make Affirmations Work for You!

Affirmations (meaning a statement said with confidence about a perceived truth) have helped thousands of people make significant changes in their lives. But they don’t always work for everyone. Why can one person have great success using this tool while another see’s no results at all?

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Steve Jobs’ Top 10 Rules for Success

Steve Jobs’ Top 10 Rules for Success

Steve Jobs’ Top 10 Rules for Success
1. Do what you love to do: Find your true passion. Do what you love to do and make a difference! The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
2.. Do your best: Do your best at every job. No sleep! You don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is your life. Success generates more success. So be hungry for it. Hire good people with passion for excellence.
3. Don’t live a limited life “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living

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HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? YOUR SELF-IMAGE IS THE DECISIVE DIFFERENCE

HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? YOUR SELF-IMAGE IS THE DECISIVE DIFFERENCE

In our world, some people suffer from self-depreciation, lack of confidence, and deep seated feelings of inadequacy. They feel incompetent, insecure, and inept. People of this kind, which can be called self-depreciated people never control their life. They allow themselves to be controlled by others people’s negative opinion about them. Their life is indeed shaped by their fear. Although, it may seems challenging, people can if they truly will, move up, out and beyond those negatives opinions. The question therefore is,How do you see yourself? Your self-image is the decisive difference.

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Don’t give up: Robby’s true story of Perseverance

Don't give up: Robby's true story of PerseveranceDon’t give up: Robby’s true story of Perseverance and Love and Believing in Yourself

At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Honor. I am a former elementary school Music Teacher from Des Moines, Iowa.
I have always supplemented my income by Teaching Piano Lessons… Something I have done for over 30 years. During those years,

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How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Using Affirmations

                                                                                         

“Whatever you can do How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Using Affirmationsor dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~ Goethe



An affirmation means positive self-talk. It’s a statement about ourselves or our situation, phrased in 

the present tense as if the statement is already true. in this article Kate Britt, a Human Resources Manager wrote some methods to start creating very personal affirmations.

How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Using Affirmations

  1. Identify your negative self-talk and beliefs.
  2. Create affirmations out of those beliefs.
  3. Begin using the new affirmations.
  4. See the “magic” gradually unfold.

1. Identify your negative self-talk and beliefs.

Do this in handwriting, not with a computer. Connecting your physical self with your neurons and psyche and intuition is important here. What our bodies do, our subconscious learns from.
Fold a piece of lined paper in half lengthwise, and then unfold it. Down the left side, write a list of those self-limiting statements you’ve been thinking and saying. “I can’t afford a vacation.” Or “It’s hard to lose weight.” Or “I’ll never meet the right guy/woman for me.”
Stick to one theme or personal issue on this first list. Write everything that comes to mind on the topic. Don’t think, just be spontaneous and real. It needs to be a stream-of-consciousness set of statements.
Then spend a few days listening closely to yourself, to what you’re saying, thinking. Ask a friend to listen, too. Add every negative self-talk statement to your list as it comes up.
After you think you’ve written them all, wait. More will come. As you empty out the top layer in your mind, the next layer will be revealed and released.

2. Create some affirmations out of those beliefs.

This next part is not easy, but you can do it!
You are going to write some new statements. You may feel huge resistance as you do it. Maybe you won’t believe a thing you write. Perhaps you’ll feel discouraged. You’ll probably think it’s weird. But humor me, just like my students did.
Down the right side of your paper, across from each left-side statement, write a new one that transforms that negative statement into a positive.
Examples:
  • “I can’t afford a vacation” becomes “I can afford to take a nice vacation.”
  • “It’s hard to lose weight” becomes “Losing weight is easy for me.”
  • “I can’t save any money” becomes “I’m good at saving money.”
  • “I’ll never meet the right guy/woman” could become “I’m open to new relationships” or “I’m ready to meet my perfect mate.”
The new statements must be in the present tense. Write “I am…” rather than “I will be…” or “I’m going to be…” Avoid using the word “try” because “I’m trying” is a self-perpetuating statement.
To get around your disbelief about writing something that feels untrue and seems impossible, you can write things like “I’m learning to….” and “I’m getting better at….” It’s still present tense, still a positive affirmation. Something like “I’m getting better at saving money” might feel better than “I’m good at saving money.”

3. Begin using the new affirmation statements.

Fold the paper in half again. Never again read the left side. Ignore it forever.
Post the folded paper, positive statements on top, somewhere you’ll see it often. Above the toilet paper roll. Over the kitchen sink. Read your affirmations from time to time, but there’s no need to dwell on your list. It is simply an occasional reminder that you’re transforming your thinking.
If you catch yourself thinking or saying any of your old (negative) beliefs, stop yourself. Transform it into the positive, right then and there.
Ask your family and friends to help by simply pointing out any negative self-descriptions when you say them. When they do, transform the negative to the positive immediately, and say the new statement aloud to them.
You’re literally changing your mind.

4. See the “magic” gradually unfold.

The “magic” will happen, if you do the first three tasks. Truly! I’ve done this ever since I learned how, and I promise you it absolutely works. I have a good and happy life and things generally go my way. I believe it’s because I do this kind of work ongoingly.
Soon you will not only say you’re good at handling money (or whatever your issue is), but you’ll also begin to believe it and—here’s the magic—one day you’ll notice that you are good at it!
The negative statements will gradually disappear from your mind.
If you stick with this, what’s absolutely true is that:
  • When you write it, the magic begins.
  • After you write it, you can start reading it.
  • When you start reading it, you’ll be able to start saying it.
  • When you start saying it, you start hearing it.
  • When you start hearing it, you start to believe it.
  • When you believe it, things begin to change.
  • When things begin to change, you will understand. And believe.

 

How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Using Affirmations   should be a daily mental exercise for anyone who wants to come out of anxiety and depression.

Related reading: Affirmation is the key: It works on the mind – Life Altitude (livealtitude.com)

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Things Change; The story of Alex W Miller

 

 

Things Change; The story of Alex W MillerThings Change; The story of Alex W Miller

For most people, graduation is an exciting day – the culmination of years of hard work. My graduation day… was not. I remember that weekend two years ago. Family and friends had flown in from across the country to watch our class walk across that stage. But like everyone else in my graduating class, I had watched the economy turn from bad to worse my senior year. We graduates had degrees, but very limited prospects. Numerous applications had not panned out and I knew that the next day, when my lease ended, I would no longer have a place to call home.

 

The weeks ahead weren’t easy. I gathered up everything I couldn’t carry and put it into storage. Then, because I knew my small university town couldn’t offer me any opportunities, I packed up my car and drove to Southern California to find work. But what I thought would take a week dragged into two, and then four, and 100 job applications later, I found myself in the exact same spot as I was before. And the due date to begin paying back my student loans was creeping ever closer.

 

You know that feeling when you wake up and you are just consumed with dread? Dread about something you can’t control – that sense of impending failure that lingers over you as you hope that everything that happened to you thus far was just a bad dream? That feeling became a constant in my life.

 

Days felt like weeks, weeks like months, and those many months felt like an unending eternity of destitution. And the most frustrating part was no matter how much I tried, I just couldn’t seem to make any progress.

 

So what did I do to maintain my sanity? I wrote. Something about putting words on a page made everything seem a little clearer – a little brighter. Something about writing gave me hope. And if you want something badly enough… sometimes a little hope is all you need!

 

I channeled my frustration into a children’s book. Beyond the River was the story of an unlikely hero featuring a little fish who simply refused to give up on his dream.

 

And then one day, without any sort of writing degree or contacts in the writing world – just a lot of hard work and perseverance – I was offered a publishing contract for my first book! After that, things slowly began to fall into place. I was offered a second book deal. Then, a few months later, I got an interview with The Walt Disney Company and was hired shortly after.

 

The moral of this story is… don’t give up. Even if things look bleak now, don’t give up. Two years ago I was huddled in my car drinking cold soup right out of the can. Things change.

 

If you work hard, give it time, and don’t give up, things will always get better. Oftentimes our dreams lie in wait just a little further upstream… all we need is the courage to push beyond the river.
by Alex W. Miller
Alex is the author of a new children’s story called Beyond The River about a little fish who is looking for answers.