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The royal second baby

Parents, royal or otherwise go through similar experiences. This poem by Ogden Nash shows one distinction between first and second children.

FIRST

Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
It is scarlet all over its avoirdupois,
It is red, it is boiled; could the obstetrician
Have possibly been a lobstertrician?
His degrees and credentials were hunky-dory,
But how’s for an infantile inventory?
Here’s the prodigy, here’s the miracle!
Whether its head is oval or spherical,
You rejoice to find it has only one,
Having dreaded a two-headed daughter or son;
Here’s the phenomenon all complete,
It’s got two hands, it’s got two feet,
Only natural, but pleasing, because
For months you have dreamed of flippers or claws.
Furthermore, it is fully equipped:
Fingers and toes with nails are tipped;
It’s even got eyes, and a mouth clear cut;
When the mouth comes open the eyes go shut,
When the eyes go shut, the breath is loosed
And the presence of lungs can be deduced.
Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,
This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder.
A staggering child, a child astounding,
Dazzling, diaperless, dumbfounding,
Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed,
A child to stagger and flabbergast,
Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn,
And the only perfect one ever born.

SECOND

Arrived this evening at half-past nine.
Everybody is doing fine.
Is it a boy, or quite the reverse?
You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.

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What do you want most in the whole world – and what are you doing about it?

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What do you want most in the whole world?

To be fit?

To be healthier?

To lose weight?

To start your own business?

To become a writer?

To be a parent?

The list could be endless – we all have our own goals and our own dreams. What ever your dream is, you should be going for it. Dreams don’t work unless you do.

The problem is that most of us don’t want to do all the work that will get us there.

Want to be fit but don’t like working out?

Want to be healthier but don’t like watching what you eat?

Want to lose weight but don’t want to cut down the calories?

Want to start your own business but don’t want to leave the comfort of your job?

Want to be a writer, but don’t want to go through the hassle of finding an agent?

Want to be a parent but don’t want tot commit to a change of lifestyle?

If you have a goal, a dream, a burning desire to change your life you need to focus on the long term result, not how you feel in the short term. That can be difficult as it’s hard to see the end result when it months or maybe even years away, but what you want now will give you a quick (and short term) reward.

So how do you focus on the long term stuff?

One way is through hypnosis. Under hypnosis you can see and experience what it will be like when you have finally achieved your goal. You get to experience the long term win in the short term. Then, still in hypnosis, you can follow your time line back to where you are today and see all the changes that you make between now and then in order to achieve your goal. By seeing the changes that you make and realising how they all add up to get you to where you want to be it can make it much easier to get the things that you need to do done.

So, don’t give up what you want most, for what you want now.

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