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December 3 2008 Self Development Newsletter

There are two new articles at the Self Development site at


Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” As a whole, we are surrounded by negativity - the economy, the world situation, the environment and more. Do you believe your attitude can make a difference? I have a story I’d like to share.

Power of Purpose

Purpose is the motivating factor that gets you up in the morning. American Heritage Dictionary defines purpose as: The object toward which one strives or for which something exists - an aim or a goal. Have you defined your motivating purpose?

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Here’s our “pearl of wisdom” question for this newsletter:

Studies have found that interaction with animals supplies us with both immediate joy and long-term positive feelings, and contributes strongly to our happiness. Those with a loved pet are 22 percent more likely to feel satisfied than those without. ---- From 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven, Ph.D.



The correct answer is now posted on the Self Development forum in the thread entitled “Do you think having a purpose in life is important?”

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Self Development located here -

Please enjoy this positive thought for the week:

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Philsopher

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Two things I’d like to share:

I’ve recently written a downloadable EBook entitled How To Communicate With Confidence. It is now available for $3.97 here at I’ve included a direct link if you’d like to purchase it or read more:

And, please visit my website and sign up for my free “Unlimited Success” newsletter. My website and newsletter are filled with how-to personal and professional success tips.

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Until next time,
Sharon Michaels, Self Development Editor

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