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The old adage that we should live every day as if it
were our last usually means that we shouldn’t wait until death is imminent
to begin prioritizing the things that really matter.
Sean D. Young
The lesson is to focus on finding the right first step.
Put all of your energy into achieving that first little step. Take the
time to reflect on your progress. And then repeat.
The opposite of question everything is question nothing.
And if you don’t question things, there’s no knowledge, no learning, no
creativity, no freedom of choice, no imagination.
For a happy life, it’s important to cultivate an atmosphere
of growth—the sense that we’re learning new things, getting stronger, forging
new relationships, making things better, helping other people.
Along this passage, my life has become decidedly less
impressive. It has, though, become so much more joyful, here on the inside,
here where it matters only to me and to the people closest to me.
Love depends on the willingness of each person to be
vulnerable and it deepens that vulnerability. It works because each person
exposes their nakedness and the other rushes to meet it.
Your old thoughts and beliefs will only change if the
dynamic inertia of your desire for a new thought is greater than the static
inertia of the existing thoughts.
When we have purpose, our task is never quite complete
so it always needs attention. It’s a lifelong goal or way of living that
we aspire to.
Pay attention to the movie showing in your life right
now. Notice the plot. It might be an adventure, a tragedy, a romance, a
soap opera, or a battle. “All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare.
Sullivan and Catherine Nomura
You learn something from everything you do, whether it's
small or large, or goes right or wrong. Analyze these components of your
experiences to help you figure out what to improve and what to divest.......
Life has taught me that, regardless of what we face,
effort and faith will lead us into the larger stream of life that holds
us. And being held by the larger stream of life is another way to describe
Human beings are, by nature, creatures of habit. Searching
for a life that is both predictable and within our comfort zone, we rely
on routine and, for the most part, learned thinking patterns.
Strong people see adversity as an opportunity to improve
their lives. They choose to see adversity as the channel through which
their dreams can emerge.
Understand the powerful forces of history that shape
your world. Like a compass to a sailor, such understanding can help you
chart your course through life.
Cultivate the ability to judge yourself accurately and
honestly. Look inward to discern what you’re capable of and what it will
take to unlock that potential.
Replace your worries about what could go wrong with what
could go right, and watch how your life unfolds. It will unfold beautifully
and you will feel abundant, happy, and free.
The most important person is always the person you are
with, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings
with any other person in the future?
Whenever the actions of the inner body match the actions
which the outer must take to appease desire, that desire will be realized.
Talent plays only a small part in the commercial’s success.
If we were to be honest, two other, far less celebrated qualities—stamina
and resilience—are the real stars.
You acknowledge that there are forces at work you cannot
see that could be helping you, showing you a new way, giving you hope.
Success is success. People who have successfully followed
their dreams have learned the art of nurturing and tagging their success
moments, and they take every bit of credit for them.
If you are doing something, then no matter how many times
you hit a barrier, or how frustrated your original strategy becomes, you
intend to get the job done, and you bring to bear on it the inner resolve
and attention necessary to fulfill your intention.
I observed that the greatest hurdle to overcome was to
not only acknowledge that we have the power within us to create our life
any way we choose, but to accept the full responsibility that goes with
Examine, one by one, the words you are using to define
a problem that confronts you. Redefine any words that are causing fear
in you, or resistance, or that imply a struggle, until the struggle and
E. P. Seligman
The optimists, who are confronted with the same hard
knocks of this world, think about misfortune in the opposite way. They
tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are
confined to this one case.
Melvyn L. Fein.
People who are brave enough to stand up to life's hardships
have a better chance of surmounting them. They are thus more likely to
acquire satisfying jobs and loving relationships.
No matter your position, circumstances, or opportunities
in life, you always have the freedom of mind to choose how you experience,
interpret, and, ultimately, shape your world.
Momentum fuels motivation. It keeps you going.
It drives you. Without it, you can't go anywhere. If you aren't
motivated by what you're working on, it won't be very good.
and Gaurav Kakkar
You obviously want to connect with those who matter,
because it is by networking with them that you can effectively engage with
them and explore business opportunities.
The best coaches, the best bosses, the best parents,
the best leaders are the ones who show their people not just how to get
better but how to motivate themselves to get better.
I was brought up with a belief that there are two types
of people in the world. There are people who get rich, and there are people
who do good. My belief system said you’re one or the other, you can’t be
The power of positive thought is
huge. Just by consciously acknowledging your achievements along the way,
you’ll feel more successful.
Hugh G. Byrne
Our habits—how we think, speak,
feel, and act—directly impact our well-being. More broadly, they reinforce
patterns that shape our entire experience of living.
It’s the possibility of having
a dream come true that makes life interesting, he thought, as he looked
again at the position of the sun, and hurried his pace.
There is always the possibility
of failure, but there is a greater chance of success if you actually try
to do something versus doing nothing.
He was so wonderfully coordinated
a mover, so smooth and powerful, yet light-footed and balletic, that everything
around him moved to his rhythm.
Each tiny change empowers you as
you act on your authentic interests. Each small change prepares the path
for you to make larger changes in a life that you are free to build to
your own unique design.
So many people walk around with
a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing
things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong
Greg S Reid
"Life is not something that just
happens to you. You are not merely a reactor. You are an actor. Of course,
you can’t always control your circumstances, but you can control how you
deal with them."
Allow your acceptance of the universality
of suffering to be a transformative experience. You do that by simply looking
at what pains you squarely in the face and then moving on.
When you realize the impact that
certain words have over your life, you can choose powerful language rather
than depleting, defeating terminology.
Make sure you develop new skills and achievements on
a regular basis so you can always be proud of yourself. Take in and accept
compliments, recognition and kudos along the way.
Hyrum W. Smith
Purposeful living, rooted in your real values, will change
you and make you a better person—for yourself and for everyone around you.
The only thing you have 100 percent control over is you; everything else
falls under either the partial control or no control categories.
You may not be able to keep someone from doing or saying
certain things. But you certainly do not have to permit him or her to decide
for you how you are going to think or feel or act as a result. It is a
final choice that is always yours.
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