Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2014-31 - Celebrate abundance

Good fortune is measured not merely by what you have. Life's true fortune arises from what you have the opportunity to become, to create, to give and to experience.

Celebrate life's limitless abundance by making a positive, meaningful difference in your world. Feast upon life's delicious richness by allowing genuine, unrestrained joy and thankfulness to flow out from you.

Celebrate life's abundance by doing something new and unique and beautiful and loving with it all. Reach within, feel the miraculous reality of who you truly are, and delight in giving the best of yourself to life.

Let go of the doubts, let go of the fears, let go of the inhibitions and feel how good it feels to be authentically and fully alive. Celebrate the priceless abundance that is your life.

Live the abundance of bringing your positive, meaningful purpose to life in each moment.

~ Author Unknown

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
~ Elbert Hubbard

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014-30 - Success is a way of life...

Success is not a secret. Success is a direction, a process, and a way of life.

Success is not merely something that you get. Success is all about the way you choose to live.

You can be successful right now. Simply turn your focus, your awareness, your thoughts and actions in a positive, meaningful direction.

Success is the journey, and not merely the end of the road. Every moment is your opportunity to live the success you seek.

Dream without limits, and act on those dreams. Live without excuses or apologies, and with a persistent, driving desire to make a difference.

Success is a way of life. Choose that way right now, and in every moment of every day.

— Ralph Marston

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

~ Bill Cosby

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014-29 - Your Choice...

Growing up at my home was at times a big pain because my dad made me always take responsibility for everything in my life. Whenever I said something like "Dad, my girlfriend makes me so mad,", without fail Dad would come back with: "Now come on, Sean, no one can make you mad unless you let them. It's your choice. You choose to be mad."

Or if I said, "My new biology teacher stinks. I am never going to learn a thing," Dad would say, "Why don't you go to your teacher and give him some suggestions? Change teachers. Get a tutor if you have to. If you don't learn biology, Sean, it's your own fault, not your teacher's."

He never let me off the hook. He was always challenging me, making sure that I never blamed someone else for the way I acted. Luckily my mom let me blame other people and things for my problems or I might have turned out psycho.

I often screamed back, "You're wrong, Dad! I didn't choose to be mad. She MADE, MADE, MADE me mad. Just get off my back and leave me alone."

You see, Dad's idea that you are responsible for your life was hard medicine for me to swallow as a teenager. But, without hindsight, I see the wisdom in what he was doing. He wanted me to learn that there are two types of people in this world - the proactive and the reactive - those who take responsibility for their lives and those who blame; those who make it happen and those who get happened to.

~ Sean Covey

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
~ George Eliot

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

2014-28 - Goodness prevails...

In the darkest darkness, love is more magnificent than ever. In the deepest sadness, hope has the strength to create anything.

When the whole world is against you, every positive action can bring miraculous results. When the burden of being is unbearably heavy, the spirit can fly to infinite heights.

If all is lost, there is no end to what can be gained. Completely let go of everything, and you surely do have it all.

The more confusing and noisy and complicated the world becomes, the more power there is in stillness. When the day is filled with harshness, gentle actions grow more powerful and effective.

In a world filled with fear, truth gains new clarity. In a time of severe discontent, the possibilities for real joy grow ever greater.

At the deepest level, goodness always prevails. For truth by its very nature will not be denied.

~ Ralph Marston

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014-27 - Covering the Sun...

A disciple went to Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, "I shall not continue with my studies of sacred texts" he said. "I live in a small house with my brothers and parents, and never have the ideal conditions for concentrating on that which is important."

Nachman pointed to the sun and asked his disciple to place his hand over his face, in order to hide it. The disciple obeyed.

"Your hand is small, yet it can completely cover the power, light and majesty of the great sun. In the same way, the small problems manage to give you the excuse you need in order to hinder your progress along your spiritual journey. Just as your hand has the power to hide the sun, mediocrity has the power to hide your inner light."

"Do not blame others for your own incompetence!"

~ Paulo Coelho

"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."

~ Arthur Conan Doyle