Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014-47 - 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, November 18, 2014

2014-46 - Believe in Yourself...

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be. That's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better.

There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.

There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.

Keep Believing in Yourself!

Author Unknown

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up.

Rachel Corrie

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

2014-45 - The Great Power...

You have great power, yet much of that power can easily be wasted on trivial, meaningless things. Imagine what would happen if you devoted more of your power to the truly important, meaningful things.

In the moments that fill each day, in your thoughts, words and actions, there is great power. When that power is purposeful and well focused, you can do amazing things with it.

Every little action you take changes the world in some way. Over the course of a day, a month or a lifetime, you end up taking a whole lot of actions.

Don't let the great power of your life be drained by what doesn't matter. Make the choice to make intentional and meaningful use of that power.

In the life you live there is great, effective, world-changing power. Find your very own unique and beautiful way to put it to use.

~ Ralph Marston

Power without confidence is nothing.

~ Catherine the Great

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014-44 - Black or White...

When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with a boy in my class. I have forgotten what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day. I was convinced that 'I' was right and 'he' was wrong - and he was just as convinced that 'I' was wrong and 'he' was right.

The teacher brought us up to the front of the class and placed him on one side of her desk and me on the other. In the middle of her desk was a large, round object. I could clearly see that it was black. She asked the boy what color the object was. "White," he answered.

I couldn't believe he said the object was white, when it was obviously black! The teacher told me to go stand where the boy was standing and told him to come stand where I had been. We changed places, and now she asked me what the color of the object was. I had to answer, "White."

It was an object with two differently colored sides, and from his viewpoint it was white. Only from my side it was black.

Sometimes we need to look at the problem from the other person's view in order to truly understand their perspective.

~ Author Unknown

You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.

~ Denis Waitley