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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.
Excerpted from Common Sense Is Uncommon by Anne Balaban Copyright © 2010 by Anne Balaban. Excerpted by permission of iUniverse, Inc.. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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