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5 great quotes to power your day – the "Being resilient in a bad economy" edition

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This month’s edition of “5 great quotes” (plus one terrific picture) gives us some ideas about how to develop a different mindset around the economic woes affecting our nation and us personally. Once again, here are words of wisdom from current and ancient sages:

1. Susan Salisbury Richards

The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how we use them.

2. Jamie Paolinetti

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

3. Bernadette Roberts

When there is no longer a cyclone, there is no longer an eye.  So the storms, crises and sufferings of life are a way of finding the eye.  When everything is going our way we do not see the eye and feel no need to look for it.  But when everything is going against us, then we find the eye.

4. Theodore Rubin

The problem isn’t that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

5. Charles C. West

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn it is God who is shaking them.1

Takeaway points: Shifting our perspectives can help us make it through this difficult, if not harrowing, economic time.

What’s your favorite quote? Do you have suggestions as to how we can be resilient in this economy?


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Bobbi Emel is a therapist who helps people in Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View and the greater Bay Area manage their stress and develop their strengths.
She is effective in helping people dealing with anxiety, worry and grief; and also those who want to improve their effectiveness and performance.