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Suicide Is The Most Misunderstood of All | Hughie Bagnell

Suicide Is The Most Misunderstood of All

“Living in Exile”

Death is always painful, but its pains are compounded considerably if its cause is suicide. When a suicide occurs, we aren’t just left with the loss of a person, we’re also left with a legacy of anger, second-guessing and fearful anxiety.

Suicide is the most misunderstood of all | www.HughieBagnell.net | Hughie BagnellChristopher Bagnell, Age 20, Victim of Suicide January 5, 2016 – Son

So each year, I write a column on suicide, hoping that it might produce more understanding around the issue and, in a small way perhaps, offer some consolation to those who have lost a loved one to this dreadful disease.

Essentially, I say the same things each year because they need to be said. As Margaret Atwood once put it, some things need to be said and said and said again, until they don’t need to be said any more. That’s true of suicide.

“What needs to be said, and said again, about it?”

First of all that it’s a disease and perhaps the most misunderstood of all diseases.

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Michael Bagnell, Age 60, Victim of Suicide April 9, 2016 – Brother

We tend to think that if a death is self-inflicted it is voluntary in a way that death through physical illness or accident is not. For most suicides, this isn’t true. A person who falls victim to suicide dies, as does the victim of a terminal illness or fatal accident, not by his or her own choice. When people die from heart attacks, strokes, cancer, AIDS and accidents, they die against their will. The same is true of suicide, except that in the case of suicide the breakdown is emotional rather physical —- an emotional stroke, an emotional cancer, a breakdown of the emotional immune system, an emotional fatality.

This is not an analogy. The two kinds of heart attacks, strokes, cancers, breakdowns of the immune system, and fatal accidents are identical in that, in neither case is the person leaving this world on the basis of a voluntary decision of his or her own will. In both cases, the person is taken out of life against his or her own will. That’s why we speak of someone as a “victim” of suicide.

Given this fact, we should not worry unduly about the eternal salvation of a suicide victim, believing (as we used to) that suicide is always an act of ultimate despair. God is infinitely more understanding than we are and God’s hands are infinitely safer and more gentle than our own. Imagine a loving mother having just given birth, welcoming her child on to her breast for the first time. That, I believe, is the best image we have available to understand how a suicide victim (most often an overly sensitive soul) is received into the next life. 

Again, this isn’t an analogy. God is infinitely more understanding, loving and motherly than any mother on earth. We need not worry about the fate of anyone, no matter the cause of death, who exits this world honest, over-sensitive, gentle, over-wrought and emotionally crushed. God’s understanding and compassion exceed our own. 

“Knowing all of this, however, doesn’t necessarily take away our pain (and anger) at losing someone to suicide. Faith and understanding aren’t meant to take our pain away, but to give us hope, vision, and support as we walk within it.”

Finally, we should not unduly second-guess when we lose a loved one to suicide. 

“What might I have done? Where did I let this person down? If only I had been there? What if . . .?”

Suicide is the most misunderstood of all | www.HughieBagnell.net | HughieBagnellIt can be too easy to be haunted by the thought: “If only I’d been there at the right time.” Rarely would this have made a difference. Indeed, most of the time, we weren’t there for the exact reason that the person who fell victim to this disease did not want us to be there. He or she picked the moment, the spot and the means precisely so that we wouldn’t be there. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that suicide is a disease that picks its victim precisely in such a way so as to exclude others and their attentiveness. This should not be an excuse for insensitivity, especially for those suffering from dangerous depression, but it should be a healthy check against false guilt and fruitless second-guessing. 

We’re human beings, not God. People die of illness and accidents all the time and all the love and attentiveness in the world aften cannot prevent a loved one from dying.

“Suicide is a sickness and there are some sicknesses that all the care and love in the world cannot cure.”

A proper human and faith response to suicide should not be horror, fear for the victim’s eternal salvation, or guilty second-guessing about hoe we failed this person. Suicide is indeed a horrible way to die, but we must understand it (at least in most cases) as a sickness, a disease, an illness, a tragic breakdown within the emotional immune system. And then we must trust in God’s goodness, God’s understanding, God’s power to descend into hell, and God’s power to redeem all things, even death, even death by suicide. 

***Thank you Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI. This information is a reprint of an article written by Rev. Rolheiser, OMI.  It was given to me on January 17, 2016; twelve (12) days after my son, Chris, became a victim of suicide. Rev. Rolheiser’s words have been a valuable resource in my recovery process and journey! 

Yours sincerely,

Hughie Bagnell

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What is Friendship? | Hughie Bagnell

We Need Friends to Win!

We need friends to win. We need friends to speak well of us to others. We need friends to stand by us and to believe in us. We need friends to point out our shortcomings and show us how we can improve ourselves. We need friends to inspire us. We need friends who use their influence to help us succeed.

The best way to have friends is to be one. “If you see a friend slipping away from you,” wrote David Grayson, “stop whatever you are doing and bring him/her back, for friendship is one thing you cannot afford to be without.”

Hughie Bagnell | www.HughieBagnell.netAristotle described philia as loyalty to friends, family, and community, requiring virtue, equality, and familiarity. Philia, symbolizes brotherly love; like Philadelphia, “the City of Brotherly Love”, the love between true friends.

True friends are trustworthy, maintaining all confidences shared with unimpeachable honor and self-respect, knowing that gossip separates the best of friends. True friends appreciate one another, encouraging, serving, and believing in one another’s talents and gifts. True friends celebrate one another’s success, proud of each other’s accomplishments without a hint of envy.

Barbara Colorosa, in her parenting classic, states; “Kids are Worth it!” I believe, as well; “Friends are Worth it!”

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Success Is On Your Horizon

Success Is On Your Horizon 

You can start at anytime if you want to be successful. But you have to start. You won’t accomplish anything if you wait for all the possible objections to be overcome. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people tend to fear the most.

Success is On Your Horizon | www.HughieBagnell.net | Hughie BagnellDon’t be afraid to live. Don’t wait for things to change. Don’t wait until you have more time, until you are less tired, until you get the promotion, until you settle down, until, until, until. Don’t wait for a major event in your life to occur before you begin to live.

Success Is On Your Horizon | www.HughieBagnell.net | Hughie BagnellBegin where you are. Work where you are. The hour you may be wasting now, dreaming of some far off success, is crowded with tremendous possibilities. When you take the first step, your mind will mobilize all its forces to assist you. Once you have started, all that is within and around you will come to your assistance.

The only way to start down the path to life success is to start!

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How to Close More Sales | Hughie Bagnell

How to Close More Sales

Have you ever noticed how successful you are on those days that you feel great? You know, those days when everyone who walks and talks is there to buy from you.

How to Close more Sales | www.pathtolifesuccess.net | Hughie BagnellIn business you must learn to sell! Marketing which attempts to attract affiliates, internet marketers, network marketers, home business people by suggesting that you do not need to sell is fictitious. There is nothing further from the truth. It is quite simple; in order for a business, your business to make money and for you to turn your dreams into a reality a product must sell and somebody must sell it. The first product that you must sell is you! 

The product doesn’t sell itself! A presentation alone doesn’t sell the product. Marketing and advertising doesn’t sell either, and price sure doesn’t sell anything for the long term. Enthusiasm gets the credit because it charges the emotions positively! Your business will not grow without consistent advertising and promotion which is your marketing strategy, however, people don’t buy product and they don’t buy price, they buy people that are pumped, that are excited. Why? 

Because “Buying is emotional….ENTHUSIASM sells!”

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How to Close More Sales

5 things you can do, to close more sales:

  1. Understand your  customers/clients. Slow down and find their real reasons for buying. And NO, it isn’t price!
  2. Build rapport. Before you try to sell, find some common ground, build a relationship. It helps you break down the natural resistance people have in a buying situation. The clues are everywhere.
  3. Take control. The person asking the questions controls the conversation. You have to learn how to ask the right questions, at the right time.
  4. Be prepared. Being good and being prepared are not the same. Plan tomorrow, tonight!
  5. Speed kills selling ~ so slow down. The more time you spend with them the stronger your personal relationship develops, the higher your closing ratio.

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Educate your way out of fear, take it one step at a time and in real life put your fears into perspective!

 

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Direct From The Heart

Direct From The Heart

To be liked and appreciated is a natural and deep-seated human desire. So, the experience of getting along well with others is no small matter. It is an important skill that must be mastered if we are to be effective and happy.

Direct From The Heart | www.HughieBagnell.net | HughieBagnellThe gifts of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are gifts of a humble and sincere individual and come directly from the heart.

You are sought after if you reflect love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

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Hughie Bagnell
Personal Development Life Coach
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Great Leaders are Humble

Great Leaders are Humble

A successful life involves personal relationships, family experiences, and spiritual involvement, as well as our professional lives.

There may be many life possibilities for each of us!

Great Leaders are Humble | www.HughieBagnell.net | Hughie BagnellSuccess is finding out which of these may be the most meaningful, working hard for these dreams, and giving credit for the help and guidance necessary to fulfill them.

Those great people who are among the most respected acknowledge that their greatness comes not from their personal self, but from a higher power working through them.

The true meaning of humility is knowing that the personal self is working through a higher power.

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Global Progress Needs Entrepreneurs

Global Progress Needs Entrepreneurs 

To be an innovator, an entrepreneur, you must first recognize that you have within you the power to be creative.

Global Progress Needs Entrepreneurs | www.hughiebagnell.net | Hughie BagnellNext, be willing to try new experiences, to discover new fields that may offer opportunities for development. Being open and receptive can teach us about the world and help sincere and creative individuals become innovative entrepreneurs.

Rather than being consumed with problems and limitations, we can rise above them to allow divine inspiration to guide us to better solutions.

When we rule our minds in a positive way, we choose the path we want to walk down!

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A Tip That’s Worth Millions

How the News Will Keep You Broke

A few years ago, I heard a powerful success tip!

A tip that’s been worth millions to people like you and me!

And, I bet can put money in your pocket too.

It was from a guy who specializes in buying large ($1 million or higher) businesses without using any banks, credit or his own money. And back in the 1980’s he was all over TV selling his program.

A Tip that's Worth Millions | www.HughieBagnell.net | Hughie BagnellAnyway, he teaches a lot of cool stuff.

But there is one thing that changed my life almost overnight!

And that is:

“During recessions, stay the heck away from the news.”

Why does he teach this? Because the news is, by its nature, negative. It is based on the saying, “if it bleeds, it leads.”
And when you are in business, you need to FOCUS on your customers, your team, yourself and your business more than ever (especially during hard times) — and not get distracted by all the chaos and angst.

Very simple tip!

Very powerful, too!

Everyone I know who abstains from the news reports is sleeping better and being more optimistic, more productive and making more money. All by switching off the idiot box when the news comes on. So just something to consider.

If you want to make more income, turn off the news!

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How to Turn Dreams into Reality

Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

What is Your Dream?

I have been in ‘Traditional business’ and ‘Direct sales’ for two decades and a student of personal development for same. As a Leader, I am still a student of personal development!

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