Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2013-26 - Humility…

Many years ago, a rider came across some soldiers who were trying to move a heavy log without success. The corporal was standing by as the men struggled. The rider asked the corporal why he wasn't helping. The corporal replied, ``I am the corporal; I give orders.'' The rider dismounted, went up to the soldiers and helped them to lift the log. With his help, the log got moved. The rider quietly mounted his horse and went to the corporal and said, ``The next time your men need help, send for the commander-in-chief.'' After he left, the corporal and his men found out that the rider was George Washington.

The message is clear. Success and humility go hand in hand. When others blow your horn, the sound goes further. Just think about it. Simplicity and humility are two hallmarks of greatness.

Confidence without humility is arrogance. Humility is foundation of all the virtues. It is a sign of greatness. Humility does not mean self-demeaning behaviour that would amount to belittling oneself. Sincere humility attracts but false humility detracts.

~ Author Unknown

When you were born, you cried while the whole world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while you rejoice.

~ Ancient Sanskrit Saying

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2013-25 - Promise Yourself...

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind;

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet;

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them;

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true;

To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best;

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own;

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future;

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile;

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others;

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble;

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds;

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you. 

~ C D Larson - "Your Forces and How to Use Them"

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

~ Lao Tzu

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2013-24 - Your time...

Yesterday was a great start. Today, you can do even better.

What you've done up to this point is impressive. What you can do now is phenomenal.

You've put great time, effort, pain and sacrifice into becoming who you are. Now is when you can harness all that value to become the best of who you can be.

Feel the goodness and the rightness of your past accomplishments. You are here to make a difference, and when you do, you know without a doubt that you're connected to your deepest purpose.

The warm sun shines, the cold wind blows, and life offers new joys and challenges with each dawning day. Through it all, no matter what, you can offer your own unique value in return.

Learn from the disappointments and build on the successes. This is your time to fulfil your best possibilities.

~ Ralph Marston

"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react."

~ George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2013-23 - Five short chapters on change…

Chapter 1:
I walk down a street and there’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. It takes forever to get out. It’s my fault.

Chapter 2:
I walk down the same street. I fall in the hole again. It still takes a long time to get out. It’s not my fault.

Chapter 3:
I walk down the same street. I fall in the hole again. It’s becoming a habit. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter 4:
I walk down the same street and see the deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Chapter 5:
I walk down a different street.

~ Author Unknown

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

~ Leo Tolstoy