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Don’t Sacrifice A Good Life

Your choices make a difference – now and in the future. Don’t sacrifice a good life for a good time. The post Don’t Sacrifice A Good Life appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Giving Thanks on Memorial Day

THANK YOU For your dedication, your duty, your unwavering loyalty and most importantly your unbelievable sacrifice.  Americans have to freedom to be Americans because of you. The post Giving Thanks on Memorial Day appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Those Who Wish to Sing

Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Optimism is a choice. Happiness is a choice. The post Those Who Wish to Sing appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Your Character Determines Your Destiny

Watch your thoughts; they lead to attitudes. Watch your attitudes; they lead to words. Watch your words; they lead to actions. Watch your actions; they lead to habits. Watch your habits; they lead to character. Watch your character; it determines your destiny. The post Your Character Determines Your Destiny appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

Our safety and survival in life does not depend on direct divine intervention, but on our ability to see and willingness to seize opportunities to save ourselves. COMMENTARY: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves Bart’s home was in a flood area. The water was a foot high when a rescue truck offered to help him evacuate. Bart refused saying, “God … Read More The post COMMENTARY: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Shopping carts and character

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– There are two kind of people: those who return their shopping carts and those who don’t. – When we think about character, we tend to envision really big things, like taking heavy risks, committing bold acts of integrity, being grandly generous, or making tough sacrifices. Such noble choices indicate character, but for the most part, our integrity is revealed in … Read More The post Shopping carts and character appeared first on What Will Matter.

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We’re all ethical in our own eyes

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-When it comes to our self-perception of our ethics, most of us have delusions of grandeur. – Think of the most ethical person you know. Do a lot of people come to mind or only a few? Are you having trouble thinking of anyone? If I asked that question of the people who know you well, how many would name … Read More The post We’re all ethical in our own eyes appeared first on What Will Matter.

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How to Achieve Real Change – Part 2

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— How an Elephant Chose My Daughter’s College: Emotions are Stronger Than Logic – In Part 1 of this series I introduced you to Jonathan Haidt’s metaphor of our rational self as a Rider sitting atop an Elephant, the larger, more powerful emotional self.  We assume the Rider (the metaphor for reason and logic – the intellect) is in control, … Read More The post How to Achieve Real Change – Part 2 appeared first on What Will Matter.

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The Bridge Builder

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Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In a world increasingly dominated by unapologetic selfishness, this idea may seem quaint and outdated. Yet, for those who have a grand vision of their purpose and value, striving to be of service is not only a noble thing to do, it’s … Read More The post The Bridge Builder appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: I Just Have to Outrun You

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During a camping trip, Sam and Tom saw a bear coming their way. Sam started to take off his backpack and told Tom he was going to run for it. When his surprised friend said, “You can’t outrun a bear,” Sam replied, “I don’t have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you.” Sadly, this look-out-for-number-one mentality is … Read More The post COMMENTARY: I Just Have to Outrun You appeared first on What Will Matter.

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