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InpUt your very BeSt

In 1924 General Electric preformed a study at a commissioned plant in Illinois.  Researchers told workers they were going to increase lighting in the production areas of the plant to determine if it would increase production.  It did.

 

Once again they increased the lighting and once more production increased. The researchers were ecstatic.  A third time, they increased the lighting and yet again production increased again.   GE was so happy.  They have cracked a code to increasing American production and found a way to infinitely increase light bulb sales.

 

That was until one researcher suggested that productivity only increased because the workers knew they were being monitored.

 

They then came up with the idea to tell workers that they would increase light one last time but in reality didn’t touch the lighting.  Guess what.  Production increased anyway.  The Hawthorn Effect proves that production increases when it is monitored.

 

When I was younger I remember how the Hawthorne Effect affected me.  It was Saturday morning and we had just played a football game the night before.  It was after the first game of the season.  We arrived at the field house to review the game film of the previous night.   A cold chill went up my spine.

 

The coach was playing, rewinding, and replaying our play assignments.  He got to one where the camera man had focused in on me.  I had been lazy that play and only half-heartedly put in effort into my assignment.  The coach played that part and then rewound the tape.  He played it again and rewound it. He played it once more then pressed the pause button after it played through.  He turned and looked at me.  He didn’t say a word…just looked at me.  I thought to myself, “Never again………..Never again will this happen.  I’ll never be caught doing less than I can.”

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What Will Be Better Because of YOU?

Dear Friends,
       Let’s begin this upcoming week with a question:

what will be better because of you? This week, whose life will you touch? Who will you encourage? Who will you tell; “Give it one more try, it’s not over!”.

Many of us go through the day on autopilot, thinking that what we do and what we say makes no difference. We go through the day reacting, instead of responding. We go through the day trying to fly under the radar, instead of trying to stand out. And we try to leave things as they were, instead of better. 

What will be different because of you? I challenge you to ask yourself that question everyday for the next week. Some more questions to think about are:
• What is something you can do for your family, to make something easier or better? • What can you do in your relationship to make your partner or close friends, feel more loved and appreciated? • What can you do at the workplace to improve the energy, productivity or vision?  

You can even start much smaller, but with just as much meaning.
• Who can you give a smile to? • How will you show your kindness, compassion and patience? • Who can you be a listening ear for? It is very important, that you believe what you do matters. You must know that you have a profound ability to touch and improve the lives and attitudes of those around you. Recognize it. Call upon it. Use it!Dedicated this week to that!

With Love and Power,
Jeff Moor

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OUr heLp is iN thE namE oF thE lorD

HE WHO HEEDS THE WORD WISELY WILL FIND GOOD, AND WHOEVER TRUSTS IN THE LORD, HAPPY IS HE. (PROVERBS 16:20 *NKJV )

Never let the enemy steal your joy and leave you downcast! Instead enjoy what God has given to you, for; HAPPY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SUCH A STATE; HAPPY ARE THE PEOPLE WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD! ( Psalm 144:15 )

Now when we have negative thoughts it draws negative results into our lives. Likewise, when we think positive thoughts we draw positive results in as well!

After all when we are downcast it brings on depression,worry and anxiety. All of those things are known to cause health problems. So always think positive for; A MERRY HEART DOES GOOD, LIKE MEDICINE, BUT A BROKEN SPIRIT DRIES THE BONES. ( Proverbs 17:22 )

Now I know that; MANY ARE THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT THE LORD DELIVERS HIM OUT OF THEM ALL.(Psalm 34:19) So again, do not let the enemy steal your joy on any day. For you know that;

YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL WALKS ABOUT LIKE A ROARING LION, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR. ( 1 Peter 5:8 )

So Faith, enjoy what God has planned for you, and show that beautiful smile of yours. For when you smile it shows. God’s joy within you! Amen.

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NIGERIA is 53

Hello my friends and reader across the Atlantic and beyond the Pacific…am glad to let you know today being 1st of Oct. 2013 marks the 53rd anniversary of Independence from Nigeria’s colonial ruler and master, the Great Britain.

It a big celebration in Nigeria…

I dedicate this post to my embattled President,(And his amiable Dame Patience Jonathan…the firstlady of Nigeria…) I wish him all the freedom this season can bring and the wisdom to glide in the tide of gladiators.

I wish also that the president make moves to hold a Sovereign National Conference, a platform in which Nigeria can by herself determine her future and fate!

I Love You Mr. President
– Toward a New Nigeria

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LIfe’s BASic reFLectIOns – Part 1ne

Stop Spending Too Much Time
Concentrating On Everyone Else’s
Perception Of You #BeYourself

“The world doesn’t owe you anything, you
owe the world something. So stop
daydreaming and start DOING.”

We have decided to create a different post for
the Quotes from this Article and we’ll be
sharing that later in the day….
Please continue reading and hope you find it
helpful…

Wearing a mask to impress others . –
If the face you always show the world is a
mask, someday there will be nothing beneath
it. Because when you spend too much time
concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you.
You don’t have to be perfect to impress and
inspire people. Let them be impressed and
inspired by how you deal with your
imperfections.

Letting someone else create your dreams for
you. –
The greatest challenge in life is discovering who
you are; the second greatest is being happy
with what you find. A big part of this is your
decision to stay true to your own goals and
dreams. Do you have people who disagree with
you? Good. It means you’re standing your
ground and walking your own path.
Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by
others, but when you catch yourself excitedly
losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know
you’re doing the right thing.

Keeping negative company. –
Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give
it to you. Don’t let them get to you. They can’t
pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun.
When you remember that keeping the company
of negative people is a choice, instead of an
obligation, you free yourself to keep the
company of compassion instead of anger,
generosity instead of greed, and patience
instead of anxiety .

Being selfish and egotistical. –
A life filled with loving deeds and good
character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will
remember how you made them feel long after
your time has expired.
So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What
you have done for yourself alone dies with you;
what you have done for others and the world
remains.

Avoiding change and growth. –
If you want to know your past look into your
present conditions. If you want to know your
future look into your present actions.
You must let go of the old to make way for the
new; the old way is gone, never to come back.
If you acknowledge this right now and take
steps to address it, you will position yourself for lasting success.

The Power of Habit. Giving up when the
going gets tough. –
There are no failures, just results. Even if
things don’t unfold the way you had expected,
don’t be disheartened or give up. Learn what
you can and move on. The one who continues
to advance one step at a time will win in the
end. Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory. It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and
eventually lead to that glorious moment of
triumph.

Trying to micromanage every little thing . –
Life should be touched, not strangled.
Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life
happen without incessant worry and
micromanagement.
Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too
tight. Take a deep breath. When the dust
settles and you can once again see the forest
for the trees, take the next step forward.
You don’t have to know exactly where you’re
going to be headed somewhere great.
Everything in life is in perfect order whether
you understand it yet or not. It just takes some
time to connect all the dots.

Settling for less than you deserve . –
Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to
wait for what you deserve. Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were
before. Sometimes your eyes need to be
washed by your tears so you can see the
possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision
again.

Don’t settle. Endlessly waiting until
tomorrow. –
The trouble is, you always think you have more
time than you do. But one day you will wake
up and there won’t be any more time to work
on the things you’ve always wanted to do. And
at that point you either will have achieved the
goals you set for yourself, or you will have a list
of excuses for why you haven’t.

Being lazy and wishy-washy. –
The world doesn’t owe you anything, you owe
the world something. So stop daydreaming and
start DOING. Develop a backbone, not a
wishbone.

Take full responsibility for your life –
Take control. You are important and you are
needed.
It’s too late to sit around and wait for
somebody to do something someday.
Someday is now; the somebody the world
needs is YOU.

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***It’S abOUt whAt DRiVe’s YoU

“It not about what you drive it is about what drives you…”

“Excellence” is a drive from inside, not
outside. Excellence is not for someone else
to notice but for your own satisfaction and
efficiency…
A German once visited a temple under
construction where he saw a sculptor making
an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar
idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the
sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the
same idol?” “No,” said the sculptor without
looking up, “We need only one, but the first
one got damaged at the last stage.” The
gentleman examined the idol and found no
apparent damage. “Where is the damage?”
he asked. “There is a scratch on the nose of
the idol.” said the sculptor, still busy with his
work. “Where are you going to install the
idol?”
The sculptor replied that it would be
installed on a pillar twenty feet high. “If the
idol is that far, who is going to know that
there is a scratch on the nose?” the
gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped work,
looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said,
“I will know it.”
The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact
whether someone else appreciates it or not.
“Excellence” is a drive from inside, not
outside. Excellence is not for someone else
to notice but for your own satisfaction and
efficiency…

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#slaVeRy is nOt AfRicAn HistoRy

#Slavery is not African history, slavery interrupted African history- Robert Mugabe

If Africans were left in peace on their own lands, Europeans would have to offer them the benefits of white civilization in real earnest before they could obtain the African labour which they want so much. They would have to offer the African a way of life which was really superior to the one his fathers lived before, and a share in the prosperity given them by their command of science. They would have to let the African choose what parts of European culture could be beneficially transplanted, and how they could be adapted … The African is conditioned, by cultural and social institutions of centuries, to a freedom of which Europe has little conception, and it is not in his nature to accept serfdom for ever.”
Jomo Kenyatta, first president of Kenya, from the conclusion to his book Facing Mount Kenya, 1938

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