Archives: Personal Development


Go for It!

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (13)

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It’s a serious mistake to allow yourself to get caught up in the “what-if” and “how-to” trap — attempting to project all problems and solutions in advance of taking action.  The reality is that no one can ever hope to know all the problems in advance, let alone all the solutions. Further, most of the […]

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Choosing the Best Possible Life

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Mark Ford Comments (5)

Someone once said that the three most important decisions in life are the answers the following questions: What are you going to do? With whom? And where? I thought that was pretty nifty when I first encountered it 15 years ago. Today, I still think it is practical wisdom wrapped in a nutshell. At the […]

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The Unlikely and Remarkable You

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (10)

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The Milky Way Galaxy consists of something in the neighborhood of 100 to 400 billion stars, depending on which scientist you choose to believe. Further, the Milky Way — only one of hundreds of billions of galaxies in the known universe — is about 120,000 light years in diameter, an unfathomable distance. That said, if […]

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Message to Malala

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (14)

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Isn’t it amazing how the best aphorisms prove themselves to be true year after year?  Especially the one that tells us that every twenty-four hours the world turns over and somebody else is on top? Enter “I am Malala.”  It’s not just the title of Malala Yousafzai’s new book; it’s become a global mantra.   Who […]

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Responding versus Reacting – A Key to Your Ability to Influence

Posted on October 5, 2013 by Bob Burg Comments (17)

“Self-Control is the very essence of character.  To be able to look a man straight in the eye, calmly and deliberately, without the slightest ruffle of temper under extreme provocation, gives a sense of power which nothing else can give.  To feel that you are always, not sometimes, master of yourself, gives a dignity and […]

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Mass Murders and Fear

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (12)

Thirteen people, including a three-year-old boy, shot in a South Side park in Chicago … thirteen more people killed just a few days earlier in the Washington Navy Yard … Newtown … Aurora … Tucson … Virginia Tech … everyone knows the locations by heart. About the only thing everyone agrees on is that these […]

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Does Self-help Really Work?

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (19)

Over the years, the term self-help has been used in the publishing industry to refer to a wide variety of advice books, from diet and financial success to love relationships and the pursuit of peace and happiness.  But what, exactly, is self-help?  Does it really work?  In simple terms, self-help is about learning, or figuring […]

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Exciting Changes and FREE eBook

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (24)

In an effort to continue to provide readers with the highest quality information about the workings of freedom and free markets as well as my insights into day-to-day life, I have recently made some significant changes that I wanted you to know about. The Web address of A Voice of Sanity has been changed to […]

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Teacher Terrorism in Our Schools

Posted on April 17, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (10)

I occasionally receive e-mails from readers who take issue with my stance against teacher terrorism.  However, even I am surprised by how few negative responses I get.  In fact, I have been overwhelmed by e-mails from readers who are in agreement with most, if not all, of what I have to say.  And usually it’s […]

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Why Was God AWOL at Newtown?

Posted on December 17, 2012 by Robert Ringer Comments (3)

So here we are again, trying to make sense out of senseless tragedy, tragedy made even more horrific by the fact that most of the victims were small children. And the news media, doing what they’re paid to do, have been analyzing the Newtown, Connecticut massacre from every conceivable point of view — mental illness, […]

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