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What Comes First the Action or the Feeling?


In other words, it is in the "doing" that we appreciate and learn the meaning of an action or activity, not simply in thinking about it.

It's the action that preceeds the "feeling," whether it's the glory of victory or the agony of defeat.

Some people think and think about doing something and even imagine the feeling they will have when they engage in their specific activity.

Sadly, something seems to always hold them back from 'doing' and truly enjoying the feeling.

We all have talents and the capacity to employ those talents. In fact, we are blessed with talents by God who expects us to use them and share them with others. These talents unless used, shrivel away.

When we find ourselves 'in the dumps' one sure-fire way out is to help someone else. In "doing" so, you'll learn the importance of what you did, you'll see the effects of what you did and you'll never forget what you did, likely encouraging and empowering you to continue "doing," and defining your purpose in life. Tomorrow morning when you are in the shower, start to sing and enjoy your first of many good feeling of the day.

For more tips on motivation techniques visit our web site: http://www.lunchbagnotes.com.

Ann Marie is a senior at Cal Lutheran University. She majors in elementary education and expects to begin a teaching career in the fall. She is also the co-author of two books and has written several articles on the parent-teenager relationship.


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NESN.com

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ESPN (blog)

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Salt Lake Tribune

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"It's all motivation," he said Thursday during a conference call from South Africa, where he is participating in a week of NBA events leading up to the league's first ever exhibition on the continent. "Right now, I'm as hungry as I've ever been, to be ...
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Goal.com

Olympics ticket enough motivation to beat Congo, says Siasia
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The former Eagles' head coach dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the Nigeria Football Federation has not motivated the team enough financially to boost their morale for the game in Pointe Noire. “The boys are not actually worried about it ...

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USA TODAY

Judge to consider motivation in decision to cut off Backpage.com
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CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday said that the legality of a campaign against the online classified site Backpage .com by the sheriff of the nation's second-largest county hinges on whether two major credit card companies felt threatened and had ...



KING5.com

K55K Week 3: Motivation
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It's important to remember that different types of motivation serve different needs. What works to get you out the door might not be what keeps you going during the run or what reminds you that you're training when you're out at dinner or seeing a movie.



Stampede roll into Seattle with added motivation
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Stampede roll into Seattle with added motivation. Ocala's Trey Collins, left, goes up for a header late in a 1-0 win over Odessa/Midland Sockers FC last week in Clinton, Mississippi. (Josh Mlot/Correspondent). By John Patton Correspondent ...


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