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Rosanne D'Ausilio, Ph.D. Editor and Publisher
Volume III, Issue 11
Date: November 1, 2002 - The Rubber Band Philosophy*
We have a lot to learn from the rubber band. Within its tiny structure is a philosophy--a way to live life. Follow the way of the rubber band and you'll be more successful than ever before.
1. STRETCHING The first and most important aspect of the Rubber Band Philosophy is to stretch yourself--mentally. Reach farther than you have before--extend your abilities beyond your comfort zone. You can't improve your current way of life if you are unwilling to stretch farther and faster than before. Your comfort zone has to grow, has to develop, and improve. This is vital to life improvement.
Stretch like the rubber band.
2. DEALING WITH PRESSURE The pressure and stress that the rubber band encounters is, in most cases, not enough to break it. Persistence is the key. When someone pulls on it this way, and tugs on it that way, does it break under the pressure? No, it stays together and remains dedicated to the task at hand. Remain persistent even when things don't go exactly the way you planned. Accept that tension and stress will come your way, keep it together, and move ahead.
Stay persistent like the rubber band.
3. ACCEPTING CHANGE The next step is flexibility. If it kept its shape and refused to bend, the rubber band would snap in half. It couldn't survive without bending to account for change. You also must be flexible--see change as a natural and helpful element of life.
Bend like the rubber band.
4. HELPING OTHERS The rubber band is dedicated to helping others. Its entire purpose is to keep things together. This lesson alone can change your life. If you begin to live your life to help others achieve their goals, dreams and greater happiness, you will receive all that you ask for in return. How can you help your co-workers, friends, and family improve their lives?
Help others like the rubber band.
The Rubber band Philosophy is a simple way for you to live your life in a more successful and helpful manner.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford
*Paraphrased with permission from Jason Garcia's Motivation123 Newsletter.
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