Description : Hal Urban, author of the much-loved bestsellers Life's Greatest Lessons and Positive Words, Powerful Results, gives us his third book of inspirational and practical wisdom on leading a more meaningful and more joyful life. With Choices That Change Lives, Hal reminds us that our lives are the result of our choices and the most important choices we make become our character traits, the ones that lead to fulfillment and peace of mind. He illuminates fifteen character traits that help us more fully develop our capacity to live rich and rewarding lives. He assures us that it's never too late to change, to break the chains of self-defeating attitudes and habits, and challenges us to dig a little deeper -- to grow in such qualities as humility, patience, empathy, and courage -- and to renew ourselves daily.
Description : Explains that choices made while facing life's circumstances can determine happiness and success, describing how successful people display similar patterns in thinking.
Description : "Books Change Lives" was the Library of Congress's national reading promotion theme for 1993-1994. This report provides details about how this reading promotion campaign developed and what happened around the country that made this campaign so popular; it also makes available the ideas that have proven so effective in the promotion of reading; it shares some of the best and most inspirational statements, ideas, and graphics generated by the campaign; and stimulates thinking on how to make future campaigns even more effective. Includes contributions from students who participated in the essay contests. Illustrated.
Description : This book describes how a group of young people make decisions about drug taking. It charts the decision making process of recreational drug takers and non-drug takers as they mature from adolescence into young adulthood. With a focus upon their perceptions of different drugs, it situates their decision making within the context of their everyday lives. Changing lives, changing drug journeys presents qualitative longitudinal data collected from interviewees at age 17, 22 and 28 and tracks the onset of drug journeys, their persistence, change and desistance. The drug journeys and the decision making process which underpins them are analysed by drawing upon contemporary discourses of risk and life course criminology. In doing so, a new theoretical framework is developed to help us understand drug taking decision making in contemporary society. This framework highlights the pleasures and risks that interviewees perceive when making decisions whether or not to take drugs. The ways in which their drug journeys and life journeys intersect and how social relationships and transitions to adulthood facilitate or constrain the decision making process are also explored. Qualitative longitudinal research of this kind is uncommon yet it provides an invaluable insight into the decision making process of individuals during the life course. The book will, therefore, be of interest to researchers and students from a variety of disciplines including qualitative research methods as well as sociology, criminology, cultural and health studies. It will also be an important resource for professionals working in health promotion, drugs education, harm reduction and treatment.
Description : Get more out of every day! From goal setting, project management, and to-do lists to daily scheduling, creating new habits, and curing chronic lateness, this book will change busy readers' lives. Everyone from free-wheelers to perfectionists will love these solutions for both home and work.
Description : You make your own choices. The choices you make will impact your life - positively or negatively, depending on the choice. Choose to live your life with no regrets from this day forward. You choose where to live and how to live. If you don't like any part of your life, choose to change it - and start todayImagine reflecting on your past, from any point in your long, happy life, and having no regrets. How did you get here? Maybe it's too late for you to live a life of no regrets, but what about your future life? What would have to happen from this point going forward for you to live a life of no regrets?Regrets are a waste of time anyway, as you can't change the past. So, let go of the past and decide to choose to live your life with no regrets from this day forward.Living a life of no regrets doesn't mean perfection. It means that we choose to make decisions with a little more thought. When we look back on the choices we have made, will we regret any of the choices?Is a successful and happy life with few or no regrets a choice....? Is success a choice or a chance collision of various uncontrollable factors?In studying self-improvement, we learn that we can't change others, nor can we single-handedly change the world. However, we do have the power to change our own lives. This is the single most important message in self-improvement. You do not have to settle for what you think is life's role for you. You are not doomed to live a life you are unhappy living. You are not enslaved to other people. Any and all of these self-limiting beliefs can be overcome.If what you are currently doing doesn't serve you, you can choose to change it right now. You can choose to start by taking 'baby' steps. Start by having a day without regrets. How about a business trip where you don't have any regrets? What would a vacation without regrets look like and feel like? What would have to happen to have an argument or 'touchy' conversation with your spouse or child without regrets? How would you have a conversation with a client you don't enjoy and not have any regrets? How would you communicate with employees who may not be working to your expectations and not have any regrets? Could you have a day of making everyday business decisions and personal choices without any regrets?What would a day without regrets look like and feel like? What would a week of no regrets look like and feel like? What would a month of no regrets look like and feel like? Invest in this program today and start life with no regrets tomorrow.
Description : Each day presents women with an unending parade of choices. What will you choose? In this new edition of Jill Briscoe's popular guide, she addresses the crucial issues that women face on a daily basis. Using the book of James as a model, Briscoe examines the following choices that most women face: To resist pain or to use it; to gather wealth or to gather grace; to speak wisely or to speak foolishly; to value our time or to fritter it away; to live for ourselves or to live for the Spirit; to develop God's gifts or to waste them; to persevere or to protest; and to stand for truth or to abandon it.