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ThinkerBites has been a member since May 22nd 2016, and has created 167 posts from scratch.

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I am Chuck creator and writer ( always maybe & usually am ) assisted by my lovely wife of 26 years, Becky. I am a Medical Laboratory Tech for a major Cancer Center and my wife is an Registered Nurse employed at a surgical specialty facility in Arkansas. We both attended the University of Arkansas/ Fort Smith and North Arkansas College/ Harrison. We have a son and a daughter, both grown and a grand daughter of ( not so grown) about two months old. Grandma has already hopelessly spoiled her and I expect that to continue, despite my best efforts. ThinkerBites is both a pleasure and a labor of love. Let's open up a "positive" can of worms together!

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Choice : A Prescription For A New Year


Every New Year that passes is inundated with personal resolutions made by people who sincerely want a better life, for this year to be more than the last year was. Some of the common resolutions are : better health, a better body, better relationships or a better financial position – career.  Statistical information available says that approximately 98.8% of these commitments remain just whimsical thinking and are never seriously attempted, let alone accomplished. The Bite for tonight is: ” We make our choices and then our choices make us.” What we say and what we actually do are sometimes miles apart and the reason most New Years resolutions are wasted words, was that even though intentions were admirable, the action of choice was not.

The Bite is actually a prescription for a better way to live and not a “off the cuff” new years resolution. Creating a better life is NOT about brain-set, it’s about mindset. To think about what you could do to better your life is good stimulus for thought but applying action to the equation through choice is what makes thoughts come to life. Therefore, the choices we make will make us. It’s as always; “It’s All About The U In You” and you are what will make the changes that help you catch your dreams, if you choose to do so…….Better oil-up your chooser and get at it, don’t wait too long, you never know how long you’ve got.

Think it through, make a committment to your choice and begin to act on that choice right now to gain some real Positive changes for a change in 2018. You are what you choose to be.

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A Sliver


A Sliver

While it is true that bad things happen to good people, most of the bad things only show up when invited and people although great at mastering the art of invitation, are seldom as skilled at detecting or correcting the onslaught of the baggage that comes with them. The old saying be careful what you settle for, you might just get it fits because it applies to the things we invite and allow into our lives.

The danger is even the most savvy among us can be fooled and sucked into something we didn’t want or see coming….enter the “sliver deliver” and the Bite for tonight; “ Beware of those who promise the moon but deliver a sliver!”This is the vehicle through which calamity can be disguised: the bits and pieces of set-backs that go with the territory. The manner and consistency that we deal with discouragement, stress, frustration and failure can be managed so that the hard life lessons are not quite so hard and costly to learn. To do this requires recognizing a sliver deliver when it appears so that you’re not torpedoed, broad-sided and going down for the third time, every time a monkey wrench is thrown into the machinery of your life.

Wake-up, smell the coffee and allow it to cool before drinking it down…this is the edge that can be acquired solely through the power of positive thinking. Learn to recognize the enemy of negativity and change it into a positive before it goes on the rampage in your life.

Remember that not all folks are honest and if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. You can’t be on the internet long before you see an add that makes incredible claims about this plan or that secret that will make you rich overnight…don’t chase the dangled carrot, it may not be what you think it is no matter how tasty it looks.


Truth is your defense, it’s all about you and how you develop yourself. That’s why it is called Personal Development……




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It’s The Fate Thing


 It’s almost a certain that at one time or another someone has said to you; “I can’t help the condition of or circumstances directing my life, you see I’m a victim of fate.” This is a naive but common attitude which simply isn’t true, not to say that there aren’t events and happenings in our personal lives which are beyond our control but there is no such thing as fate. The idea of fate controlling our life outcomes is born from stinking thinking which leads to hardening of the attitude and that is a devastatingly nasty disease who’s end result is a life filled with unhappiness and regret. Putting this idea of fate to rest in your mind is a must if you’re at all serious about chasing your dreams and intend having a chance of catching them.

Your friendly-online-neighborhood ThinkerBites posts this offering both as a meal for thought and a valuable addition to your Personal Development: don’t let fate steal your opportunity for success. The Bite for tonight is; “Fate is in control of all that you believe it is.” In explanation it should be understood that fate is only in control of what you chose to allow controlled and that is powered through your negative “self-defeating” thinking. Yep; it’s your own thinking that has gotten you where you are in life today and not your family, other people, ideologies, society or even fate just little old you!


 Ok, so what can we do about the problems associated with our perception of fate? Answer is, change your thinking, it’s that simple but remember that things that are simple aren’t necessarily easy so this one will require some action on your part and it may prove to be quite difficult. This one really took a bite out of me….it was very hard to get a handle on and I certainly hope it will not be as complicated for you, we’re here to help. The late great Wayne Dyer said; “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” that isn’t double talk, it’s a way of expressing that if you change the way you think and you will change your life. Happiness and success are both within you, let them out by deciding to be in control of your own present and future through the power of your own thinking!

It’s not a fate thing because there is no such thing, fate was something someone invented to explain why they could not breeze lazily through their life, without much real work and become a success. Don’t be fooled by the majority of negative thinkers who ‘sit on the sidelines of life‘ and accept a life of unhappiness, depression and defeat. That kind of thinking/action ends in disappointment and regret. If you’re down, pick yourself up, dust you off and change your negative thinking into positive. If you do that your life can begin to become all that you ever dreamed about. “Fate is in control of all that you believe it is“……..change your thinking and change your life, only you can.


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What About Your GO?

   Your “GO”

The  goal oriented mode of operation or {GO} has 4 distinctive component parts;  (LRPA)  learning, resolution, planning and action, which are all four necessary to attract success into your life. The truth is that once you discover the power which can enable you to become whatever you can imagine or desire, you will never be the same and your thinking will be forever changed.


If Personal Development has gone in one of your ears and out the other with no activity in between, then there is truly little hope for a chance for success in your life. Everything is just literally waiting for you to stop waiting; resolve to make a positive change in your life direction and get with the program. You’ll gain very little with luck and even less without a genuine knowledgeable concerted effort smothered in smart work. A wise man once said work smarter, not harder or as my Grandpa used to say, use your head for something besides keeping your ears apart.


ThinkerBites offers some food for thought in the Bite for tonight; “Life is like a football game: to grab the ball and aimlessly run forward may get you a few yards down field but look out for the crushing dog pile of opposing force rushing to meet you.” You and your dreams could end up so flat and hurting that you give up even trying to run again. Remember the game of life is like every other quest; not to set goals becomes your goal and yes it’s really that simple.




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A Little Knowledge

A Little Knowledge

This issue is one that demands a going over once in a while, so here’s the skivvy and your present food for thought from your friendly online neighborhood ThinkerBites; “A little knowledge can be dangerous but a gob of ignorance can be fatal.” You’ve probably heard someone say that ignorance is bliss, well nine times out of ten that statement is incorrect and ignorance maintained becomes stupidity sustained.

Here’s a prime example; if you were to visit Arkansas where I live and you plan a camp in the great outdoors, communing with nature, you would be wise to know that we have a few species of poison snakes native to our region of the Country. The Copperhead below is just one of the poison varieties indigenous to the Southern areas of the US.


However knowing that small fact would not keep you safe in of itself. You also need to know what kinds are commonly seen and what to do should you happen encounter one, along with what steps to take in the event you are bitten. You see it’s not enough to know there are some snakes which pose a threat to your health because more information is necessary in order to limit personal danger.

This understanding is applicable in your personal development as well, you must continue to feed your growth or you will starve, shrivel and die. The more you know the more you grow, the more you grow the greater your knowledge which creates yet more growth. This life is not an event it’s a perpetual continuing process. It has been said; life is a journey, it’s not a destination.  Everyone wants to arrive and while it is true you will arrive someday, somewhere, at some time the question remains where?

Life is all about change and if you cease to change you will cease to live, that’s not to say you will die bodily but if you’re effectively dead emotionally and mentally, does it really matter whether or not you’re physically alive? Modern medical science can be keep your body alive after your brain is effectively dead but to what advantage?


Remember, when you stop growing you start decaying; “A little knowledge can be dangerous but a gob of ignorance can be fatal.” Take the journey and experience all the joy that life has to offer, be all that you can become because it’s all about the U in you.




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