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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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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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Making Choices

The issues we concern ourselves with most of the time are of little consequence in the great scheme of things that overshadow all that happens in our everyday lives. For the most part, human beings mind everything but the necessities which come only through concentrated focus-able thinking and these are the controllers of every major life advance or retreat, failure or success we experience. Here is a point to ponder, a real Bite for your thinker; “ First we make our choices, then our choices make us”… let that sink in for a moment or two.

It has been said that you are what you eat and from a physical view point but isn’t that true for emotional and mental perspectives as well? Let’s dissect the watch a bit and see what it’s really makes it tick.

By the preponderance of the evidence, it clear that our choices will physically, emotionally and mentally produce the very product that we become. While it is so that some things are beyond our control that sort of happen to us, it is our own choices which cause the resultant person we become by how we choose to deal with what happens.

For instance, physically: if you sedentary, don’t exercise, eat only junk food the odds of you enjoying a healthy and long life are extremely low. By the same token, if you live in an environment of a war zone consisting of fussing, fighting, disorganization and continual personal drama then your emotional condition will reflect those conditions. In the mental department, we are only as healthy as our own “peace of mind which is the a result of how we choose to think.

In the logical assessment of the facts, the point is that we are all the result of the choices we have and are making. To change your life, you must first change your choices and your choices will change the end result of who and what you become. We keep repeating our theme here at ThinkerBites; “It’s All About The U In You” and you have all the control over your choices …” First we make our choices, then our choices make us.” What are you becoming by the choices you are making? If your present life isn’t working for you, then change your choices until it does.

Consider the tree, it is planted in a specific place; if soil, sunlight and water aren’t available the tree will suffer disease and possibly die because it can’t change it’s life position. People on the other hand, aren’t trees…you have the ability to change everything, you are in control of your location, scenery and conditions so grab the control reins, do your thing and don’t be just a spectator: analyze, participate and become all that you can be.  Remember, choose wisely because you’re choices are making you …


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In The Final Analysis

 Final Analysis

The Bite for tonight is a short and sweet bit of truth common to anybody seeking discovery of the secrets to success and happiness.“In the final analysis, the outcome of your life is a series of selections and what you are or what you become is solely governed by the choices you make.”

The choices we make are personal and form a necessary ingredient in the development of being all that we can become. The three primary determining factors in our choices are thought, attitude and action. Our thoughts and attitudes control our responses which in turn select our choice of action.

To sum it all up, our success and happiness are a result of our own choices, our choices are the results of our thinking and attitudes which determine our ultimate actions….it’s a sort of chicken and egg scenario: like nature, truth has an uncanny habit being interdependently and perpetually repeatable. Our lives are like structures made of individual building blocks; the look, usability, versatility and strength of a building is all in the way it’s put together.

The point is; the first consideration for any serious construction is all about location, location, location and this key truth will determine the quality and durability of the structure you create. Make certain that the ground you build on isn’t a giant sink-hole or quick sand and it would be wise to know if it floods when it storms come because you know they will come. A person’s got to know that building a successful and happy life needs good ground, a good foundation and careful construction.

Take note of the fact that positive (THINKING) forms a positive attitude, which in turn creates the drive toward successful positive actions. Remember when you were in school one of the basics of algebra states that: {pos + pos = pos & neg + neg= pos} well that only works for math and not for life because a negative plus any kind of thought equals a negative result. Negative thinking and negative attitudes culminate in negative actions which can not produce a positive result … period. Success and happiness are positive entities and are dependent on positive thoughts, which produce positive attitudes, who’s end result is positive actions and learning that’s what this thing called life is really all about.

As always, it is indeed  “All About The U In You.” What you are right now isn’t the world’s fault, your parents or families fault, your unhappy childhood, your past monetary advantages or disadvantages, your social position, nor the lack of education or skill. It’s simply the result of your sphere of thinking because you really are and will become what you think, think about that awhile……positively of course! Positivity is contagious, catch it: be rewarded with the life you always dreamed about and start this minute. Today is the first day of the rest of your life, dream it, think it and make it.


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