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90 Overcome self to share the world

Uniqueness When I was in high school, some friends talked about a boy they knew in another town. They described him as being “so smart,” and then added, “He’s just like you; you would really like him.” They intended it as a sincere compliment. To me it felt like a threat. They thought it encouraging that somebody was agreeable to my viewpoint about life. I saw it as a dilution of my uniqueness. Today I suggest that we deny “self” to benefit “us.” Articles 39 and 46 explore what we do with differences; they help to give us identity. We …

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83 I’m only one, but

The foundation You create the new world by perceiving it. Success coaches have been criticized for citing a law of attraction by which your environment manifests what is in your mind. They probably mean that you think your way to success. I cannot answer for them whether they are positing a supernatural power. This blog keeps both humanist feet on the ground. Article 37 indicates that “realizing” means both “becoming aware of” and “achieving.” In article 80 I stated “To ‘realize’ a renewed world is first ‘to become aware’ of it; and following that, to ‘achieve’ it.” To catch a …

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80 The power is in you

Story: Owl II Let’s continue the story of Owl (article 79), the candidate who would not scream “incompetent.” He found a need and filled it (article 56). How did he do it? He gathered private financing for services the government did not provide. More significantly, however, he contributed a mind fixed on realizing what could be. Outlook makes the difference. PMA (positive mental attitude) accepts challenges as opportunities for growth. In article 32 I refused to watch news reports of burning buildings because the watching serves no useful purpose. Next, article 33 stated, “we do not climb up by looking …

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