• Appreciation is a pillar to our perspectives in attitudes and happiness. Appreciation helps us focus on the present.
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    Appreciation – A Perspective on Atttudes

    I’ve been in a little writing slump and it got me thinking about appreciation and how appreciation helps in our daily lives. I’ve written about attitude and the difference between deserving and earning. These attitudes can impact our perceptions whether we have a positive or negative attitude, or if we think we deserve something rather than earning. The attitude we choose, color the world around us. It also changes how we interpret the things which go on around us. How we choose to see the world can impact how we view expectations and outcomes. Expectation and appreciation First, let’s talk about expectations. Expectations are a forward-looking and past reviewing point…

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    Adding Value – A Thank You

    A lot of what I write is about how we can add value to ourselves. This brought moments to mind when I was down and hope was just a dim light in the distance. I thought about the times I felt like giving up. The moments between joy We’ve all had moments where we thought we were down. If we are lucky, there was someone there to help us get back on our feet. Somone reached out to us then I starting thinking about how often do I reach out to others. I started this website a year ago because I wanted to share my experience in failing out of…

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    Dealing with Failure – A Year in Review

    It’s been a year since I started this site as a way of dealing with failure. Things are looking well and I couldn’t imagine a year ago what I would be doing now. It all started with a post about my experiences of failing out of Pharmacy School. I had no idea what I was going to do. There was all this time and effort spent and it felt like for nothing. The things I wanted to do but couldn’t because I was so focused on getting into the school. Everything evaporated before my eyes. It’s one thing to fail out at an undergraduate level, you can take a year…

  • Our negative perceptions lead us to see the actions of others, intentional or unintentional, as negative. We react negatively in response and the results are negative.
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    Positive Attitudes for Positive Outcomes

    I’ve been thinking about how having a positive attitude helps in life; how we can develop a positive attitude and the hard part, maintain a positive attitude. Mind vs emotion I think this change starts in the mind not the heart. We all have the ability to think yet it’s sometimes easier to act on feelings than to try to think through what’s happening around us. There’s an opportunity to use our minds to develop a positive attitude and discover how having a positive attitude helps in life. The question that goes through my mind is how often do we think about having a positive attitude or try to have…