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How to Get Out of a Bad Situation – What you can learn from a cat up a tree

By Stacie Zinn Roberts

Early this morning, our cat, Penny, got herself stuck up high in a tree. My husband, Rob, found her, mewling and crying in loud, pitiful howls. The tree was a tall, young cedar that Rob had limbed up well above our roofline. She’d climbed so high up into the leafy tree canopy, the only indication she was there at all was an orange tail flicking amongst the greenery—that, and of course, the howling.

Rob climbed the tree and tried to grab her but screamed out in a wail that only cats can make, and she hissed … Read the rest…

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Clarity

Have you ever noticed that when you’re wishy-washy or noncommittal, nothing much happens? But when you’re clear, certain, concise and confident, the world becomes a magical place?

When you are very clear about what you want, people, situations and opportunities will present themselves. The road will rise to meet your feet. You just have to create a clear vision, a certainty of purpose. Then watch it unfold.

This is not to say that you don’t have to do the work. If you want to be a doctor, you’ve got to go to medical school. But how you’ll pay for it, … Read the rest…

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