Provocative life Changing Thoughts!
years I've been a "student of life," writing on the subject of
helping people achieve wealth, good health, and happiness. Below is a summary of some of my
thoughts and the thoughts of others whose thinking I greatly respect. Hopefully,
in some way, these thoughts can impact and enrich your life! Enjoy!
is the one constant in all our lives that we can affect, the one variable
any of us can choose to embrace or be embraced by as we grow through
life, and changes for tomorrow must begin today. In order to affect such
changes, you must first make a conscious decision to accept complete
responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and actions as a means for
mentally asserting control over your life; this is not only the key,
this is where it all begins.
is like climbing a ladder, as long as you are taking steps and keep an
eye on where you are going, you will eventually reach the top. Continue
your horizons through exposure to new and better ways of thinking and
acting expands the power of your mind. No one other than yourself can
instill this desire of heart or motivate you to go about changing the
way you think. The best anyone can do is inspire you to action by introducing
you to alternative and optimistic ideas and concepts in an attempt to
help rise your standards and move beyond self-imposed limitations.
- It doesn’t
matter where you have been, it is where you are now and the direction
in which you are heading.
extent to which we realize our potential and succeed in life depends
on how willing we are to tread in unfamiliar waters and how open we are
to learning from our mistakes and failures.
limitations only exist in the confines of one’s mind. All other limitations
are unknown until tested.
alone tends to accomplish little more than waste energy and diminish
person is a master of self-prophesy and tends to live up or down to his
or her personal opinions and perceptions.
- It is
amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t know you can’t do it.
a subjective emotion, anger can be managed by choice; how far we allow
it to infect and control our thinking processes can come down to a conscious,
On Being Happy
are those who pass through life thirsting for personal happiness and
inner fulfillment. It is unfortunate that we tend to look outwardly and
to others for inner fulfillment, when inner fulfillment can be found
in each of our hearts.
- If you
are going to enjoy life, and by all rights you should, discover yourself
first and be content with who you are. One cannot be happy or interact
well with others if he or she is not on very good terms with himself
or herself. You have to love and respect yourself before you can do the
same with others.
the problem and saving grace of self-perception is, whether filled with
hate or hope, rejection or acceptance, one’s personality, success, and
overall quality of life will inevitably reflect this vision. If you are
disappointed by what you see in yourself, elevate your personal perspective
and watch the effect ripple through all aspects of your life.
On Making the Most of Who You Are
- We can
be our own coach and team, yet we often sideline our best efforts. We
all have unique gifts and talents, yet many pass undiscovered. The world
is full of opportunities, yet our view of life can blind us to them.
We are all capable of such much, yet limited by so little.
- No heart
is so carved in stone it is forever inflexible, so lost in darkness it
is incapable of seeing light, or so damaged it will never again flourish.
But a heart cannot change or improve independent of the mind. One must
be consciously open to new and different perspectives, ideas, and approaches,
and be willing to accept them as worthwhile. One must believe in, and
accept, personal change as a genuine and viable possibility. And one
must release enough emotional barriers, with the key of reason and positive
reinforcement, to allow one to embrace and utilize change.
Overcoming Loss And Adversity
times are sometimes necessary, for they are a yardstick by which we measure
how good life can be.
On Appreciating And Enjoying The Gift
is only one chance to enjoy the gift of life; there are no second chances,
no do-overs. Each day that passes will never come again. Live it or lose
- It is
easy to reach a point where the aggravations of daily life seem burdensome
and unfair. It is also easy to lose sight of the fact that others dream
of the life you find burdensome and unfair. If you still don’t appreciate
what you have, visit the terminally ill ward of a hospital. Count your
blessings and make the best of every situation. Things could always be
On Growing Older & The Passage of Time
- We may
not have a lot of choice in when or how we die, but we can daily decide
the way in which we live. Unfortunately, this truth is never more apparent
than when death is imminent. But then again, death is always imminent;
we are terminally ill, infected by biological processes and the passage
of time. Yet, ironically, time is the only window of opportunity afforded
us, the one allowance we can choose to use or lose. Appreciate life for
what it is: a gift from above!
On Relating to Others
judge a person on the opinions of others. Many people judge others’ behaviors
based on the fears and biased observations of others. When you judge
people without getting to know them, you may deprive yourself of a potential
friend and a person who could enrich your life.
way we live and those with whom we associate are better reflections of
our inner essence than we may know or care to admit.
expect to be heard if you are not listening.
On Inner Beauty
only true way to raise the standards by which others perceive you and
how you perceive yourself is how good you feel about yourself.
of the poorest and most deprived hearts and souls belong to those who
have little compassion for their fellow men. .