Identify An Ethical Issue
by Phil Schembra on April 18, 2014

If there is an ethical issue involved in the decision-making process, it is only one of the many factors to be considered. In some cases, the ultimate “right” decision will not necessarily be the best ethical course of action, or may require a choice between two ethical courses or between two unethical courses of action.

It is important that ethical issues be given fair assessments, just as the economic or happiness impact is assessed. Ethical issues are sometimes not adequately considered because of the failure to identify them or to recognize that they even exist.

Excerpts:The Total Person 2014



You Can Make A Difference With A Positive Attitude
by Phil Schembra on April 17, 2014

A positive mental attitude does not mean that you look at the world through rose-colored glasses and feel good about everything. It does mean that you should make a distinction between those things that please you and those that don’t.

It means that you should appreciate the former and be motivated to do something about the latter because you believe that things can be changed – that you, in fact, can make a difference in the world.

Excerpts from The Total Person 2014, Philip Schembra, Author


Complimenting Others Will Contribute To Your Positive Mental Attitude!
by Phil Schembra on April 16, 2014

You cannot live totally within yourself. Your successful relationships with others are probably the single most important element in developing a positive mental attitude and self-image.
Praising someone else’s good work or good deed will contribute to your own positive mental attitude by generating pleasant interactions with other people. As your interest in other people expands, your self-image develops in direct proportion.

Excerpts:The Total Person 2014, Philip Schembra, Author.


A Positive Attitude Is Infectious
by Phil Schembra on April 15, 2014

Likewise, your positive self-image can have a direct influence on the people with whom you interact. If they see a happier, more positive you, then they are likely to emulate your behavior.

Extended periods of idleness can lead to negative thoughts and a very negative self-image.  By contrast, physical and mental activity tends to promote self-satisfaction, which builds one’s positive mental attitude.

Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2014, Philip Schembra, Author