This MonthIn HistoryA Free Family Resource Courtesy Of Your Name — McKaig Chevrolet Buick“Our Business Is Finding Solutions To The Everyday Problems That Keep Most People Stuck In ACar They Hate .”Your Name - Automotive Transportation & Financing Expert | 1-XXX-XXXX | www.XXXXX.comOn May 5th, Americans across the coun-try will gather to celebrate Cinco deMayo. Donning sombreros and dancing tomariachi music, revelers will celebrateeverything Mexican, and enjoy a shot oftequila—or three. The holiday has be-come ingrained in the American calendar,and in 2005 Congress passed a resolutioncalling on the president to recognize thehistorical significance of the holiday. Con-trary to wide-spread popularbelief, May 5th isnot actually Mex-ican Independ-ence Day, andthe holiday isprimarily cele-brated in onlyone of Mexicos31 states. So,why is Cinco deMayo more popular in America than inMexico?The real story of Cinco de Mayo weavestogether two concurrent wars—theFrench intervention in Mexico (alsoknown as The Maximillian Affair) and theAmerican Civil War. On May 5, 1862, de-fending Mexican forces under IgnacioZaragoza defeated Napoleon IIIs Frencharmy at Puebla, one of the most im-portant Spanish colonial cities in Mexico.At the time, the French army was consid-ered to be the most powerful fightingforce in the world, and the unlikely Mexi-can victory resulted in a decree by then-Mexican President Benito Juárez that acelebration of the battle be held eachyear on May 5th. Cinco de Mayo wasborn, but it was about to be kidnapped.As the French were making war with Mex-ico, the American Confederacy wascourting Napoleons help in its conflictwith the United States. At the time of theBattle of Puebla, the Confederacy hadstrung together impressive vic-tories over the Union forces.According to some historians,the French, who made war withMexico on the pretext of col-lecting debt, planned to useMexico as a "base" from whichthey could help the Confederacydefeat the North, and the Mexi-can victory at Puebla made theFrench pause long enough forthe Union army to grow strong-er and gain momentum. Had the Frenchwon at Puebla, some contend, the out-come of the American Civil War couldhave been much different, as the Frenchand Confederates together could havetaken control of the continent from theMason Dixon line to Guatemela, installingan oligarchical, slave-holding government.That didnt happen, of course. In theyears that followed, Latinos in Californiaand the U.S. Northwest celebrated Cincode Mayo with parades of people dressedin Civil War uniforms, giving speechesabout how the Battle of Puebla fits intothe larger narrative of the struggle for4 - 1494 - ChristopherColumbus discoveredJamaica.5 - 1862 - Cinco deMayo is celebrated inremembrance of theBattle of Puebla.5 - 1961 - Alan Shepardbecame the first Ameri-can in space.17 - 1875 - The firstKentucky Derby horserace took place atChurchill Downs inLouisville.21 - 1881 - The Ameri-can Red Cross wasfounded by Clara Bar-ton.Why is Cinco de Mayo MorePopular in America Than in Mexico?By: Brian Greene
FAMOUS WORDSInteresting FactsYou Never Knew“If you don’t like something,change it. If you can’t change it,change your attitude. Don’tcomplain.”Maya AngelouDid you know . . . Most lip-sticks contain fish scales.Did you know . . . Bill Gatesbegan programming com-puters at the age of 13.Did you know . . . There are1,929,770,126,028,800different color combina-tions possible on a Rubik’sCube.Did you know . . . In everyepisode of Seinfeld there isa reference to Superman.Did you know . . . Rubberbands last longer when keptFear of failure is something many of uswrestle with and it often starts when weare children. How many of us have beenshut down by someone or an experi-ence that has caused us to avoid some-thing we formerly loved? How many ofus have experienced humiliation at thehands of teachers, classmates, family orothers because we didnt do something"right" or were judged to be somehowinferior? It only takes a few devastatingexperiences or derisive comments frompeople whose opinions we value tomake us fear making a fool of ourselvesby trying something new or different.Kathleen, a 52-year old accomplishedand well-educated woman is a classicexample of this. As a young girl she hada keen desire to play tennis, and whenshe was in the eighth grade she finallypersuaded her parents to let her takeprivate lessons from the physical educa-tion teacher at her school. A new shinytennis racket was subsequently pur-chased and she joyfully went off to herfirst lesson, during which her teachersaid little but frowned a lot. During thesecond lesson her teacher seemed irri-table and impatient, and at the end of itshe said to Kathleen: "You are hopelesswith a tennis racket, so do the world afavor and stay away from tenniscourts." Thoroughly humiliated and herenthusiasm for tennis forever crushed,Kathleen has never again touched aracket or attempted to play. Today shehas overcome this experience but hasnever again been able to regenerateany enthusiasm or interest in tennis.Even though she now knows she couldplay if she really wanted to, she doesnt--the "thrill is gone."Fear is our natural response to anythingwe perceive as a threat or dangerous,but when we perpetually live in fear itlimits what we can accomplish or do.We learn to protect ourselves from thepossibility of any future humiliation orshame by (1) avoiding a potentiallyfearful experience or (2) by creating alaundry list ofexcuses to justify and support ouravoidance behavior.Avoidance. If we dont try we cant fail.By avoiding what it is we fear we areassured that nothing bad will happen.This reinforces the idea that our fear isserving and protecting us, but it alsoprevents us from learning and growing-it just seems too risky to stick our neckout.Excuses. What are yours? Do you justifyyour avoidance behavior by creatinglong lists of excuses? The more excusesyou can come up with, the more youare able to justify your avoidance be-havior. It becomes a self-perpetuatingcycle.How to Address Fear of FailureAnalyze your fearWhat exactly are you afraid of? Whendid this fear start-can you trace it backto a person or an event? Is this a realfear that truly endangers your physicalor emotional wellbeing, or does it existonly in your mind?Identify the source of your fearWhat or who is the source of your fear?If the people involved are all in the past,it is time to break their power over you.If the source is an event, learn what youcan from it and let it go. Stop allowingsomething from the past to define whoand what you are now.Take actionThe apprehension we feel before we dosomething is often worse than the doingof it. Build on your successes. Whoknows how far you can go if you can getpast the paralyzing fear that preventsyou from trying something new ordifferent.Fear of Failure: Is it Limiting You?by Judith Albright
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