Category Archives: Possibilities

Conditioned to failure

In the old days when travelling circuses had elephants, they used to restrain them by chaining them to a peg in the ground. People often wondered why the huge elephant didn’t just pull the peg out of the ground and … Continue reading

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You don’t move ahead by looking in the rear view mirror

A man once asked his friend why he was so depressed. His friend answered: ‘I’m thinking about my future.’ ‘And what makes that look so hopeless?’ he asked. His friend said: ‘My past.’ President Harry Truman used to say: ‘Men … Continue reading

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When a little becomes a lot

A young boy once called at a rich man’s home and offered to sell some pictures for ten cents each. ‘What are you going to do with the money?’ he was asked. ‘I’m raising a million dollars for earthquake relief,’ … Continue reading

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The advantages of being cut down to size

The story goes that the University of Tennessee’s football coach bought a bolt of cloth and took it to his tailor in Knoxville, who measured it, looked at him and said, “I’m sorry, coach, there just isn’t enough material here … Continue reading

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The obstacle man

Norman Vincent Peale, author of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, tells the story of someone he called ‘the obstacle man’. He was a company director whose standard response to every imaginative proposal was: ‘Now let’s consider the obstacles involved.’ Eventually, … Continue reading

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