Phil at 2011-11-03 19:07:30:
Heard a Jim Cash quote recently (Top Gun), who was my prof at MSU in the early 80's. "THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO SUCCEED: ACCEPT FAILURE AS A TEMPORARY STATE, HOWEVER LONG THAT STATE MIGHT BE, AND SIMPLY OUTLAST IT."
CrashDaily at 2011-11-04 14:05:09:
This is really similar to what I do. Well, there is a slight difference: I start just like you do... I extend my left hand, turn it palm upward, and say, “On the one hand, The Voices could be right...." Then I extend my right hand, palm up, and here's the key difference... I make a fist with every finger except the one in the middle, which stays extended toward the heavens. I then rotate my hand while in this position toward the palm up "voices hand" and recite something along the lines of "hey voices, you can go @#$% yourselves" -- So, yeah same basic idea, just "acknowledging" the possibility a little differently... ;-)>