Disappointment -- No Soul? LO11989

GSCHERL (GSCHERL@fed.ism.ca)
Thu, 16 Jan 97 09:30:59 EST

Replying to LO11913 --

Harold Crossman wrote of the regular contributors to the LO:

> All of these people are far more learned than I.

Whenever I read someone valuing others more than they value
themselves, I reflect on how much each of us has to contribute, and
the years of different learning we've all taken to get to where we are
today. Although some contributors may have more education than
others, others have more experience or more work history, or has done
more self-learning.

I used to think I was limited because of my background, or my lack of
extensive education, or my associations. Over the last 2 years I've
realized its really my choice to change those associations, to start
the reading that I need to improve my education, to start associating
with people I want to associate with, and to start acting every day in
the way the person I'd like to be would act.

It's not necessarily an overnight change... those are the exceptions
rather than the rule. It usually takes a few years to realize the
success you're looking for. Too many people are looking for the quick
change. If it doesn't happen in a month or two, then it isn't working
and they try something else. True success, in anything... marriage,
relationships, health, career, finances, doesn't miraculously happen.

To all the regular contributors, keep on contributing. To all the
'lurkers' (hate that term... how about another term like 'learners')
don't worry about not contributing, and don't be afraid of
contributing. Its how we grow

Gary Scherling
Helping people help themselves (It's only 2 days to the launch)


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