A Warm Welcome To The 'Balance in Life' Electronic Newsletter

Hi, I'm Martin, and I'm very happy to be sharing a little more about life in this free monthly newsletter.

Life is very precious as we all know. And it is a noble aim to get the most out of it. Each month you will find new content here - not seen elsewhere first. Read and think and enjoy!

There will be a mixture of material to get our teeth into. To help move our lives along if we so wish. To think about life if that is what we want to do. Or to just ponder and wonder about life's rich tapestry, and what it has to offer us.

August 2009 Contents

So what do we have in store this month in this edition of 'Balance in Life'?

So let us get started on this months edition . . .

On a Lighter Note

Following on from the Lighter Note page on the website I thought I would provide just a few more quotes here each month.

Another chance to smile, to ponder, to think, to . . .

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there. Scott Fitzgerald

At the day of judgment we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done. Thomas A Kempis

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned in leisure. Oliver Herford

In charity there is no excess. Francis Bacon

In wildness is the preservation of the world. H D Thoreau

Great is his faith who dares believe his own eyes. Coventry Patmore

There is no sin except stupidity. Oscar Wilde

Man goes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow. Antonio Porchia

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. Marcus Aurelius

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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    Prose Corner

    Each month I will look through my notebooks and find a little bit of prose 'n poetry. Often written in a few minutes, so please don't expect Wordsworth, but hopefully these entries will provide a little interlude in your day. A chance to think and ponder, to daydream or to visualize, to perhaps see things in a different light.

    Please see what you think and let me know if it is useful or not - highlights some valuable points but in a lighter vein . . .

    Happy reading.

    We need confidence each and every day
    then motivation won't ever be far away
    you might need a jump start
    to have a change of heart
    lest your life will hold no real sway

    At the center of life is thought
    comes and goes but never seems to be caught
    we try to be clever you see
    thinking always seems to be for free
    without it our life could well be for naught

    Goal setting is good we have agreed
    to get actions done and to succeed
    for not to achieve our dreams is sad
    change our approach we can then be mighty glad

    Your behavior you should not bend
    with acquaintance or with a friend
    hold to your values both day and night
    and don't behave like life is out of sight
    or the wrong message we would likely send

    Hard work can leave us feeling controlled
    without care us it might firmly take hold
    and this may be something we might fear
    it may cause us to shed a tear
    but no gain without pain we are often told

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    New Developments and Sister Websites

    You may have noticed some new red links appearing on some of the web pages.Clicking through these links will offer you opportunities to have a say (AND a page on the website). These subjects will be expanding in the coming months.

    This is your chance to have a real say and contribute your thoughts, your feelings for the benefit of all visitors. Get your thinking caps on and help another visitor along the way.

    The following gives the first of the 'red links' I have created for you. Enjoy playing YOUR part in assisting others in this way

    comfort zone story

    YOUR favorite self development book

    YOUR critical thinking quotes


    Feel free to offer your own thoughts and ideas - please just keep them focused on the subject of the page (there will be several more on different areas of topical interest in due course). Or see what others have shared and add comments to their input.

    I will keep you up to date with this exciting initiative as the months go by.

    Have your say and your presence on the Internet - YOUR very own web page. This is your chance.

    Sister websites

    I will continue to add focused content and expand the www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com website but I will also be building my other websites, too.

    My second website is www.successful-decision-making.com This is all about making decisions and to help you in making the right decisions for you.

    There has been a number of developments - please see the following example webpages:

    www.successful-decision-making.com pages

    understanding**** ability**** situation**** success**** life changing**** challenge**** vision**** leadership

    My third website is www.guide-to-managing-change.com which helps us all to handle change better and look at the consequences of change and the challenges involved.

    There has been a number of developments - please see the following example webpages:

    www.guide-to-managing-change.com pages

    attitude**** solutions**** guide**** honesty**** imagination**** leadership**** opportunity**** responsibility**** self centered**** success**** vision

    My aim with these three websites is provide a one-stop information and inspiration center to help support and assist us all through life. And help us all get the most out of our lives.

    Be a part of this exciting adventure - here and now!

    What do you think? Let me know by sending me your feedback using this link.

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    What's been happening on the website

    Recent developments on www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com

    If you look on the SiteMap page you will see a number of recent page additions.

    It has been another productive month.

    So now there are further pages in the different sections of the website. If I may just point out the following examples:

    Emotions pages
    feeling**** pride**** satisfaction**** warmth

    Our emotions are important to us. I hope you find some useful information and inspiration here.

    Please have a look and let me know if this is the sort of material you find interesting and useful.

    My next pages will be providing further content on different topics for the website.

    If you'd like to provide any feedback or comments please use my Contact Me page.

    RSS feed

    To get the latest website developments to your screen please subscribe to my RSS feed. You can either paste this address into your RSS reader



    on my Home Page please click on the RSS button, top left of the page, and follow the instructions.

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    Main Article

    Each month there will be an article, with fresh content, that goes into a subject in a little more detail. Perhaps give a different stance. Perhaps provide food for thought. Perhaps . . .

    This month more of a thought provoking theme.

    Losing makes you a better person - how is your self belief?

    Do we have it too easy in life these days? Are we cosseted wherever we go, or are we in charge of things?

    How do we grow and develop? Is it by smooth progress, learning this, learning that? Or by eureka moments of insight? Or by seeing and believing? Or by watching someone else?

    Yes, all contribute but one other is equally important.

    The trial and error method.

    Try something and it does not succeed. Learn a little from this. Try again and do not succeed. Try, try again, but do not give up. And then one day you achieve your goal.

    Thomas Edison said that he found one thousand ways not to make a light bulb. And then he did. Walt Disney was rejected by many over Mickie Mouse, but we all know what happened there.

    Many a famous author has been rejected left, right and center, before making it big.

    Abraham Lincoln had a history of rejection, but he kept on going and became one of the greatest of US Presidents.

    What was their secret? How did they manage to keep going and succeed? Could you emulate their success?

    In your own way, sure, why not?

    The following are some things - character traits if you will - that will hold us in good stead:

    • perseverance - not falling at the first hurdle and giving up. Deciding to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get back in the arena. Keeping going when others have given up. Keeping going when others have said we cannot do it. Keeping going because the prize is worth it
    • persistence - get knocked down but getting up again. Not taking no for an answer. Finding ways round hurdles. Overcoming obstacles. Using talents and skills in innovative ways. Letting life show us what we are really capable of.
    • dedication - tell yourself this is something you will do. Find that reason for continuing. Take it to heart. Give a little of yourself. Find meaning in your task or path.
    • determination - with so many calls on our time why should we do X? If X is unworthy of our attention and effort realizing this and moving on. But if X is noble and honorable, necessary and beneficial, then being determined to go for it. Set the goals. Plan the effort. Work the plan. Energize the enterprize. Keep on going.
    • self belief - what can be achieved if we don't believe in ourselves? If we see ourselves as unworthy or incapable. Accepting and respecting ourselves are essential elements of any task. Essential elements of our life if it is to be productive and satisfying, a learning and valuable experience. Don't run the risk of having a damp squid of a time. Find something in you that you treasure and like. Something you can build on and respect yourself for. And build on that. And build on that. Be patient. Be focussed. Don't accept anything less. You are a valuable and treasured human being - live it and believe it.
    • facing rejection - and not just surviving but growing and being a better person afterwards. Without the knocks how can we appreciate the highs and the middles, too. How can we be spurred on to greater achievement (from whatever start) if we always succeed and easily succeed. I think we all know that is not life. Falling over, with a graze on the knee (in reality or figuratively) is part of life, and none of us should forget it.
    • growth and development - what is the point of things if we don't move, if we don't grow, if we don't expand. If we don't become more than we were. If our understanding of life and ourselves does not increase over time and with benefit of experience. Insight and wisdom is gained in the 'battleground' of life. And taken forward into the coming days.

    How can we put all of this together?

    If we don't act how will we do anything? If we don't move how will we get anywhere? The fear of failure and dealing with losing makes us all stronger.

    In defeat we can see things in a different way. Did we really want that thing we went for? Yes we did and we are now even more determined now to do get it. Now it is real. Now it is grabbed our attention. Now it is apart of us and we just need to claim it.

    Everyone loses from time to time. The measure of a person is how they pick themselves up and then run with life.

    Be that person who takes the rough with the smooth, the knocks with the successes - and really see what you can achieve, and what you can contribute to life.

    It is all in your hands.

    Is their a conclusion? I'll leave you with a few quotes that will help to put aspects of life into perspective . . .

    We cannot be Undone, but by our Selves Benjamin Whichcote

    Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror. Antonio Porchia

    For surely everyone only hears what he understands. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    It is the suspicious who invite betrayal. Voltaire

    A man should know something of his own country, too, before he goes abroad. Laurence Sterne

    Hope you enjoyed it and found it beneficial. Martin

    What do you think? Let me know by sending me your feedback using this link.

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    Until the next edition of 'Balance in Life'

    So, that is all for this month - doesn't time fly! Again it has been a pleasure spending time with you. I look forward to meeting up with you next month, at the beginning of the September 2009.

    In the meantime make the most of your life. Enjoy your days. And if you want to contact me about anything pertaining to self esteem and life then you know where to contact me.

    May I just wish you all every success and hope that you find enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment in your life in the coming years.

    All best from England, Martin

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