I was referred to this video and speaker by a colleague and it contains some very relevant information on one of the Emotional Intelligence competencies, Motivation:http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/17/2009/08/thumb160x_candle_problem.jpg&imgrefurl=http://lifehacker.com/5346885/overcoming-the-candle-problem-and-rethinking-motivation&usg=__vZIJydZuWPGXr_9PEok1Ys78ESE=&h=156&w=160&sz=8&hl=en&start=8&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=51a_a-BonQ4kWM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=98&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bcandle%2Bproblem%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26tbs%3Disch:1
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Have you ever sent a message in a bottle? There is something exciting about the idea of sending a piece of yourself off into the world, without any idea of where it may end up. It could find its way to another continent or it may end up in a trash heap. It might be held in the hands of someone who treats it as treasure, or it may be lost in a storm forever and sitting on the bottom of the ocean. It is a mysterious, romantic, soulful practice to write down secrets and send them away. I think some of the senders hope their messages are never found, and others are enchanted with the idea of being connected to a random finder via serendipity. My mind will periodically drift to the secrets I have sent off in bottles and I wonder where they are, what journey they have taken and if they were ever found.