How Will You Be Remembered?

by Phil White

What do want to leave as your legacy?
How would you like to be recalled at your funeral?
How will your loved ones remember you?
What do you want written in your obituary?
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Finding the “win” inside every loss

Taking advantage of things going wrong…
Is excavating the “win” that exists inside of every “loss!”

Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Giovana Medeiros @ Flickr Creative Commons

Clearly I cannot find that win…
If I am so upset with losing…
That I choose not to see whatever positives…
Lie within the wreckage of my failing…It is later on, looking back,
When I’ve extracted gratitude from my so called negative times…
That I begin to accept what is actually good about my bad…!
By acknowledging that my ostensible “losses,”
Are only good or bad according to my personal take on them…!
My predisposition to predetermined outcomes!

But, what if what I pronounce as disappointing…
Is truly but a collection of outcomes that just didn’t go my way?
And, my adversity thus created by MY expectations unfulfilled?
Either way, why should I resist, retreat and even resent?
When there is a guaranteed “win” lurking in my next melodrama…
Waiting for me to own up…
So that I can claim my reward…
Perhaps winning is always present!
The simple act…of seeking positivity in every blessed life event…
In which case, the undeniable truth is…
There can never be ANY real, & most certainly, permanent loss!

Originally published at PhilTowle.com. Cross-posted with permission from the author.

Phil Towle is an internationally acknowledged ‘Performance Coach” who mentors excellence in sport, entertainment and business…  Find more of his creativity and guidance at philtowle.com…

 

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Navigating Our Sacred Morality

(“For my new and precious friends at Whistleblower Support Center… Those for whom cause is justification enough to act…And, the rest of us who “stand around” watching you exercise our morality… for us!! May we soon join greater forces with one other!”) – Phil Towle, May 2011

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Joan of Arc sculpture, c.1874, by Emmanuel Frémiet, at Philadelphia Museum of Art

The whistleblower’s “ultimate” battle

“In tribute to those who sustain our truth under threat of losing their lives for our morality!”

 

Each of us carries our own “whistle…”
It’s called “conscience…”
Its purpose: to regulate our own morality…
Yes, we do know what is right, what is wrong…
And, we definitely know the difference…
Yet, employing a plethora of worthless excuses,
We humans freely compromise our conscience…

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Compassion Fatigue

By Phil Towle, 28 March 2011

Today is the third and final installment of a three-part series on “compassion fatigue,” a “disease” that we’re all supposedly “suffering” from in the wake of earthquakes, tsunamis and other crises that compel us to care about others, to the point of “exhaustion”. In case you haven’t read parts one and two, they’re posted below. If you have, you can read again or fast forward down to part three.

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