To expect loved ones or friends to act in a certain way is to become frustrated and hurt. Give yourself the gift of peace of mind by accepting them as they are, warts and all, and then turning it over to your higher power to handle. This takes a little practice but as the old saying goes, “it works if you work it, so work it, you’re worth it!”
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Interesting how much harder we are on ourselves with our negative thinking and self criticism than anybody else could ever be. It helps me to come up with a positive phrase such as, “I am healthy, I am happy, I am doing great today.” Added to three things you are grateful for could make a huge difference in your attitude in general.
He also believes the more freedom you give the players, the more discipline and respect you get in return. It must be working because the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last year.
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Frankl, a victim of the holocaust, whose wife was killed, chose to remember her love and let that be his guiding light and strength rather than to let himself be filled with hate. Like Frankl, we are all in charge of our own minds and can choose love over hate and hope over despair. It’s up to us.
You don’t have to wreck a good day or good feelings. You don’t have to let others spoil your day either. You can choose to be happy today. You are in charge of you.
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One of his rules is to buy stock in companies that he personally understands and to keep the stock for a long time. “Time is the friend of the wonderful company,” he has often said. Also important to learn about price divided by earnings, known as the p.e., when picking a stock. Too low indicates the stock could be in trouble, too high could mean it’s become too expensive.
In a series of ground breaking experiments Ethan Kross, Nobel Prize winner, discovered that how people conduct their inner monologues has an enormous effect on their success in life. According to Kross, by addressing yourself by your name instead of I your chances of succeeding will soar.
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“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”
Good advice from someone who knows.
Such a small thing to do for such a big outcome.
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Forgiving someone is your gift to you, a way of freeing your mind.
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Live in the present and find what you can enjoy there. Let today be the focus of your life. Try not to torment yourself with past mistakes or future worries. Allow yourself to look at your life with wonder instead of worry and regret.
Or as she says, “this too shall pass.” She says these words give her comfort. They give me comfort too and I hope they do the same for you.
#266 – To set a boundary, use the following words in order: When you, I feel, and these are the consequences if you refuse to comply.
Human beings can be difficult and sometimes you have to stand up for yourself. It isn’t always necessary to announce the consequences, however it is essential that you choose them in your own mind and commit to carry them out if necessary.
Happiness can always be found in the small things that surround us every single day if we simply pay attention.
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When Kerry Washington, well known actress, prays for something, she says she always receives one of three answers.
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Forgiving someone who has harmed you is not for their sake, but for your own peace of mind. When you refuse to forgive someone who has hurt you, you literally keep the hurt alive. Try coming up with a positive line or two to repeat to yourself when this happens.
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Sometimes it’s a good idea to simply stop, become quiet and listen to what’s going on inside of you. Are you happy? Are you sad? Are you irritated? What’s cluttering up your mind right now and what might you think about that would be better and healthier for you?
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Hillary Clinton said this is her favorite quote of all time. “Regardless of how hard the day is, how difficult the decisions are, be grateful,” she said. “Be grateful that you have to reach out, be grateful for your critics, be grateful for being part of the universe.”
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“Let ecstasy erupt. Allow your heart to expand and overflow with adoration for this magnificent creation and for the love, wisdom, and power that birthed it all. Rapture is needed now – rapture, reverence and grace.”
In the book, What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, she writes that she finds solace and comfort in the above words. “Too often we block the power that is ever present,” she says, “because we’re so wrapped up in doing that we lose sight of being.”
It helps me to say the serenity prayer when this happens to me. It goes like this. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (other people), the courage to change the things I can (myself) and the wisdom to know the difference.
Good luck to you today.
It’s so easy to be self critical. How about some positive thinking on your own behalf? What is it you like about yourself, how you look, what makes you proud to be you and why would somebody be happy to know you?
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When I heard this, I finally understood what happens when we don’t treat ourselves well. We must learn to care for ourselves as well as we care for others as in love your neighbor as yourself.
A prescription for a happy life. Simple and true.
This helps me to remember to be present and to be grateful for what is rather than to spend precious time worrying about circumstances and people I can do nothing about.
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When someone says something hurtful to you and you obsess about it, the sooner you stop giving that person free rent in your head, the happier you will be. Come up with something positive to say to yourself when you catch yourself obsessing about someone or something you can do nothing about.
Everything is changing all the time. Nothing stays the same and is always changing for the good and for the bad. How you deal with the constant change is the difference between success and failure.
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It’s okay to be scared and insecure and afraid that you will be laughed at or nobody will take you seriously, just don’t let that stop you.
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Something to consider when you have the urge to blurt out your truth to just anybody.
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After enduring constant criticism and finding it difficult to tune it all out, Michelle Obama realized she had to ignore the noise and be true to herself.
Two of my e-books are about women who struggle mightily to be true to themselves. .
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Abundance can be in relationships, financial, productivity, spiritual, on and on. We all have so much more than we know.
He also stated that his three greatest challenges in his life were bonding, belonging and believing. He is currently fighting a battle with liver cancer and according to an essay he wrote in the New York Times, has only months to live. Dr. Sacks, is a professor of Neurology and author of several books about the connection between the brain, the mind, and the imagination. On the Move, A Life is his latest book.
Rebekah Gregory, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, spent 56 days in the hospital and underwent 13 surgeries to save her lower left leg, although she ended up losing it and now wears a prothesis, Nevertheless, she ran again this year and manaaged to cross the finish line.
Speaking of never ever giving up, check out my e-book, Evaleen from Rags to Riches. It’s a work of fiction and contains much of what I’ve learned about succeeding in work and in life in spite of great obstacles. It’s available at: http://tinyurl.com/a5zvzpx..
When Quincy Jones is putting together a song, he leaves 20 to 30 pecent for inspiration. This basically means, think hard, do everything you can think of to do, then basically relax and think about something else. That’s often when the real creativity happens.
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Proust writes in Swann’s Way about the day Swann’s beloved wife died and how shocked he is to discover himself enjoying the beautiful spring day. Such is life.
Mental strength is as important as a positive attitude. It takes mental strength to keep from cracking under pressure. This comes from a course taught by former Navy seal, Commander Mark Divine. He also includes self awareness and compassion for your teammates as other important attributes of mental toughness.
Try something new today to shake you out of your rut. Doesn’t have to be big, just something different from your usual routine, something that takes a little courage.
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Increasing your effort to be perfect often results in diminishing returns. So take it easy on yourself. Do your best and then let it go.
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On the cover is my hard working grandmother who ran a boarding house.
When you’re confused about what to do next, fully surrendering to the possibilities will help you see a clear path ahead. Probably best said that if you don’t know what to do, do nothing, but if you do know what to do next, do it now and usually the next step will be shown to you.
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“Raise the rent and kick them out,” she also said. Toxic people can do a lot of damage to your self esteem if you let them.
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Belonging starts with self acceptance. The more you are comfortable with who you are, the less likely you will feel the need to impress others.
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Let your resentments go because they cost you too much in self esteem. Instead of obsessing about or trying to change someone, concentrate on yourself and what you need to change. Pray also that the person in question be given the love, serenity and joy you want for yourself. I personally find this particular tip to be life changing.
How do you want to be remembered? How do you want people to describe you? Who do you want to be? Who or what matters most to you? What are your deepest values? How would you define success in your life? What makes your life really worth living?
These questions are the kinds of questions that can change your life.
Never let them see you sweat. It seems to me that the people who succeed in a big way, are able to remain calm, cool and utterly themselves, at least outwardly. I was reminded of this when watching Carrie Underwood at her audition for America’s Got Talent in 2005. See it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOlrEFQ24SM.
In her book, Rethinking Positive Thinking, she suggests something she calls mental contrast whereby you imagine success but also imagine several of your own behaviours that could keep you from succeeding. What she discovered was that the students who did the mental contrast out performed those who did positive thinking alone. Obviously being mindful not just of your dreams but also of the real barriers that you or the world places in your way, is a far more effective way of achieving your goals.
Resentments of others makes you feel like a victim and costs you self esteem. Instead of focusing on others whom you can do nothing about, change your own thinking. It helps to have a few positive thinking mantras such as, “I am a worthy person and I deserve to be treated well,” that you can repeat to yourself when you find yourself obsessing about someone or something you cannot change.
Simply put, do your best and don’t worry about the outcome.
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Gratitude listing is a simple five-minute habit anyone can adopt that can make you a happier person. and happier people attract the best of everything life has to offer. Listing five things you are grateful for every morning before that first cup of coffee is a great way to start your day.
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Add to that another old saying, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
What’s so interesting to me, is often winners I have known are not aware when they have succeeded because they are so busy plugging along, simply doing what they need to do next.
This is from my husband who has a lot of friends and this why. He puts in the energy. His grandfather was the same way and also had a lot of friends. It’s easy not to and most people won’t, but if you want to have friends, it is up to you, not them to keep the friendship going.
Conversely, waking up each day and devoting yourself to being kind, even and especially to people who are not kind to you, is actually incredibly difficult. It is arduous and deliberate work, and the doing of it will at times make you feel small and foolish. What’s more, in the end, it will on its own merits almost never yield a person awards or honors or riches. But it is important work and needs to be done for its own sake.
Treat money with respect. Fight the urge to spend your money on things you don’t need or will lose interest in quickly. There’s no misery like being broke. Knowing you can pay the rent and buy groceries for months to come is worth more than buying something you want but don’t need right now.
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Sometimes the urge to buy something expensive we don’t need overwhelms us, especially if we are carrying cash. By keeping the cash you carry down to enough for a cup of coffee or some lunch and your credit cards at home, you won’t have to fight the urge while buying time to decide if you really want that thing or not.