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Common Sense Is Uncommon: Helping You Live Up to Your Potential [NOOK Book]

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Everything in your life starts with your thoughts; they direct your actions and emotions. This puts you in control of so much more of your life than you may realize.

Common Sense Is Uncommon offers a collection of wisdom taken from author Anne Balaban's motivational lectures. They are designed to inspire change in your life-whether at work,...
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Common Sense Is Uncommon: Helping You Live Up to Your Potential

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Overview

Everything in your life starts with your thoughts; they direct your actions and emotions. This puts you in control of so much more of your life than you may realize.

Common Sense Is Uncommon offers a collection of wisdom taken from author Anne Balaban's motivational lectures. They are designed to inspire change in your life-whether at work, at home, or at play-by redirecting your thoughts from ones of negative anticipation to those of positive expectations. Remember:

• Until you realize your strengths, you don't have any.
• Education is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
• You can't throw mud without getting dirty hands.

Common Sense Is Uncommon provides an opportunity to acquire new and different ways of thinking, feeling, and doing. In order to have a more positive life, you must understand your innermost thoughts. This beautifully illustrated volume will provide you with the opportunity to find inspiration in these words and enable the changes necessary to be the person you are destined to be-always.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462021062
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 597 KB

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Common Sense Is Uncommon

Helping You Live Up to Your Potential
By Anne Balaban

iUniverse, Inc.

Copyright © 2010 Anne Balaban
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4620-2105-5


Chapter One

The idea that our feelings are controlled by our thoughts was first introduced by the Greek philosopher Epictetus, when he wrote "it is not things themselves that disturb men, but their judgments about these things." Much later, the playwright William Shakespeare noted how our thoughts determine feelings when he wrote "there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

Since the average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and of these more than 80% are negative, I wanted to develop a simple, realistic, tool for the reader to identify and replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. It is with this book, that I am committed to improving the quality of how we think and hope that it lends itself easily to being reread and referenced many times throughout a reader's lifetime.

To change your world, change your thoughts.

Know the difference between your needs and wants.

You control only yourself.

Until you realize your strengths, you don't have any.

Throw out the should.

Silence is sometimes the best answer.

Character is not what you say you believe; it's the way you live.

Education is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Ideas are useless until acted upon.

People support things they help create.

Be a mentor, not a tormentor.

Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary.

If you've earned the right to brag, you don't have to.

People like to deal with people who make them feel valued.

Engage your brain before starting your tongue.

You become a failure when you start to blame others.

Nothing upsets a theory like experience.

You can't throw mud without getting dirty hands.

Intent to deceive is the same as a lie.

Eliminate options that will cause you sleepless nights.

Don't allow your enemy to rent free space in your head.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?

When you give, forget; when you receive, remember.

Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.

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