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Little Lessons to Keep the ESL Teacher Healthy and Happy

Someone sent this to me a while ago and I've had it on my computer waiting for the right place to use it.

I don't know who Dave is, don't know his last name but these lessons I think are extremely useful and beneficial. You can probably do several ESL lessons with this material. Great for new words and great for discussion.

Thanks Dave whereever you are.

Dave's Lessons

  1. Everyday is a fresh start.
    Begin your day saying positive affirmations to yourself. Smile and be cheerful to everyone you meet. Give someone a velcro hug.

  2. Your thoughts are pure energy!
    If you could fully comprehend the awesome power of your thoughts, you would immediately dedicate 100% of your mind to positive thinking. And you would be forever frightened of the consequences of negative thinking.

  3. Don't spend a lifetime of becoming good at something you don't love to do.
    The secret to all success is to follow your dreams. Dream big dreams and focus all your energy into believing they will come true.

    A vision believed so strongly that it is burned into every cell of your body will manifest itself into reality in your external world.

  4. Work hard on your job and you'll earn a living.
    Work hard on yourself and you'll earn a fortune. Do more than you are paid to do by going the extra mile with a smile. Volunteer for extra work.

    Never quit learning.

    Whatever your job, take great pride in your work.

  5. Get tough on yourself and life will be easy on you.
    Be easy on yourself and life will be hard on you. Don’t look for the easy way out. You won't grow and you won't learn anything.

  6. Good, better, best, never let it rest.
    Don't get complacent. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and set higher standards of achievement for yourself. Once you've achieved a standard of excellence, never let it rest - push yourself even higher.

    Stretch to places you have never seen before.

  7. If it's to be, it's up to me.
    Learn to depend on yourself. Only you are responsible for where you are in life. Quit blaming others for your failures. Change yourself and the world around you will get better.

  8. Be "solution conscious" not "problem conscious."
    Anybody can point out problems but the valuable person is the one who finds solutions and accepts the responsibility to implement the solution.

  9. Be generous.
    Be a giver not a taker. Giving only makes you bigger than you are. Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. The more you pour out, the more life will be able to pour in.

  10. Have the attitude of gratitude.
    Be thankful to God for everything that you have. Thankfulness is one of the magical keys to abundance. Abundance flees from ungrateful people with negative attitudes.

  11. You are precious.
    Your life is a gift, don't trash it! It's better to "wear out" than to "rust out! Live healthy to be happy.

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