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Straight Talk, Issue #006 -- Life is not a competition
February 27, 2007
, Life is not a competition!

In this Issue of Straight-Talk! newsletter:

1. Life is not a competition!

2. Inspirational Quotes

3. What we are all about

4. Watch a video of the web-building process

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1.,Life is not a competition!

Life is not a dress rehearsal, but it is also not a competition nor is it a race. I read a story about a young man who was almost involved in what would have been a terrible car accident, just because he wanted to beat his cousin, who was just driving and not racing with him, to their destination. The young man asked: 'how can I be less of a show-off? I almost did something stupid and drastic just to prove that I can beat someone.' What we can take from the young man's lesson is that:

1. Life is not a race

2. It is pointless and foolish to compete with someone who is not in the competition

3. People who compete have serious self-esteem issues and are cowards (at least the other party needs to know they are in a competition, for it to be fair)

4. Trying to prove yourself can lead to accidents. Don't fall trying to beat someone to an imaginary finish line.

5. We should all just concentrate on our lives, our goals, without using others' achievements/failures as yardsticks. Wecan use them to motivate us in a constructive, not destructive way. Compare and learn, then go forward with your own plans - at your own pace.

Check out the first quote in this issue, it sums up what I am talking about very nicely.

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2. Inspirational words of wisdom

"It is good to be inspired by other people, but strive for excellence AT YOUR OWN PACE." - S'thandiwe Kgoroge, owner of the Poetry Museum-

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat." - Lily Tomlin-

"The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits." -Vilna Goan-

"For the rest of my life I will not succumb to the fear of failing because now I shall be looking up to the goals I have not yet reached." -Og Mandino-

Being a show-off, bragging and competing unnecessarily can all be blamed on a low self-esteem. Learn more about improving your self esteem in:

http:/www.public-speaking-solutions.com/self-esteem.html

http:/www.public-speaking-solutions.com/build-confidence.html

http:/www.public-speaking-solutions.com/fear-of-rejection.html

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3. Our Vision

Here at www.public-speaking-solutions.com, we believe in the power of words. We believe in the necessity of enhanced and effective delivery of speeches to create better understanding, empowerment and information. Talk should teach, guide, heal, empower and inspire. It should not destroy, demean, lie, gossip, cheat, swear, or destroy. That kind is cheap and useless. That is our vision and that is what we stand for.

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Until next time, stay blessed and have a fruitful and confident year ahead!

Sofia,

www.public-speaking-solutions.com

"In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail." - Cassius Longinus

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