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The ability to never give up

Just in!

"Never give up" is probably one of the most beaten clichés we hear all the time. "Impossible is nothing", "Just do it", "You can do whatever you put your mind to" are just some that immediately come to mind.

But the story of Nick Vuijicic probably brings back meaning into the expression.

Most of the times people become role models because of what they have done, an external quality they possess (beauty or physical vigor) or how intelligent they are. Nick's simple existence - and the fact that he leads a normal life like all of us - is enough to make a him a model.

After watching a video this powerful, you can't help but think that there is nothing the human being is not able to do.
But tell us,

What special things are you able to do?Is there something you have always wanted to be able to do but never had the chance?What will you be able to do in the next five, ten, fifteen years?

How much is your story worth? (The song for the between-jobbers)

This could very well be the theme song of the U.S. economy and many other European countries in financial crisis.

Have you ever been in a situation like the one presented in the song? Do you know anyone who has?

What advice could somebody give to a person who finds himself/herself out of work?

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To see the original video, click here.

Reflexive pronouns - by themselves

Reflexive pronouns are used much less often in English than in other languages. To form them, you just have to use a possessive pronoun or an object pronoun and “self/selves”.
My + self = myself
Your + self = yourself
Him + self = himself
Her + self = herself
It + self = itself
Our + selves = ourselves
Your + selves = yourselves
Them + selves = themselves

When do we use them? Match the use with one of the sentences
(1) With reflexive verbs
(2) After a preposition
(3) To emphasize something

(a) We enjoyed ourselves this summer
(b) I don’t need any help; I’m going to finish it myself
(c) The student bought a notebook for himself with his pocket money.

In other languages there are more reflexive verbs than there are in English. This means that many speakers use reflexive pronouns in English based on their own language:
1. I get myself up, shower myself, shave myself and have breakfast before I leave for work.(*incorrect form)
I get up, shower, shave and have breakfast before I leave for work.

2. She g…

Where were you?

The song is better than any questionnaire. It doesn't ask to just know: it asks to spark reflection to those who seek to do so.

The real question is:

Where are you now?

Where do you stand on these issues?Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4

Looking for a change?

Do you ...
feel you're running the risk of losing your job?
count the days, months and years for your retirement?
want to work with what you really love and not have to worry about tomorrow?
feel like not going to work in the morning?
start missing deadlines, avoiding meetings or call in sick?

If you answer yes to most of the questions above, then you are part of an increasing number of people who face a a dilemma between building a successful career and making a difference in this generation
Making a career move or change implies in at least 3 or 4 major factors. Complete the sentences with the words below.
lead - balanced - pleasure- whole - desire- survive - pain - affect
The ... of loss is twice as much as the ... of gain.The need to ... is usually much stronger than the ... to ... a balanced life Changing jobs not only will ... the decision-maker but also the ... family.People who find it hard to make a career change suffer from what experts call LOSS AVERSION.
Have you ever decided t…