Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013-48 - Reach beyond yourself...

The higher you aim, the higher you will go. Push yourself a little bit past what you know you can do, and you'll discover new skills and abilities.

If it seems that you don't ever get much done, maybe it's because you're not giving yourself enough to do. Make your dreams and ambitions big enough to be positively compelling.

Be genuinely thankful for how far you've already come, but don't rest on your previous accomplishments. Honor and appreciate those accomplishments by using them as a starting point for even greater success.

You are intelligent, adaptable, creative, flexible and effective at getting things done. Fulfil your destiny and satisfy your purpose by giving yourself plenty of valuable, worthwhile things to do.

Delight in discovering how much more you can accomplish. Thrill to the challenge of moving successfully through new, uncharted territory.

Continue to reach beyond yourself. Know the joy and confidence that come from growing ever stronger.

~ Ralph Marston

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2013-47 - Try Again...

I sat there thinking, again, why I felt that I had failed and how could I muster up the energy and enthusiasm to try again. It seemed pointless; I would only fail. Then I saw my daughter, 15 months old, trying to walk.

She stood by the chair and stumbled forward and fell. I felt for her, but she just lifted her head and smiled and tried again and fell once more. Again she smiled, no bruised ego. She just got on and tried once more and took her first step.

A lesson for me could not have been given more plainly. We don't know until we try and if we fail, we just have to try again.

~ Mary Kennington

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

~ W C Fields

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2013-46 - Up to you...

It is easy to be miserable. It is just as easy to be happy.

Being miserable will nourish and support your ego. Being happy will bring peace and fulfilment to your spirit.

Being miserable can be very dramatic, complicated and sophisticated. It can make you appear quite impressive to other people.

Being happy, on the other hand, is an expression of simplicity and freedom and joy. Chances are, others could be suspicious or resentful.

Once you have chosen to be miserable, it will require a great deal of energy and effort to maintain that state of misery. By contrast, when you choose happiness, that happiness actually brings additional energy and positive passion to your life.

The choice between happiness and misery is one you make in each moment, over and over again, day after day. Whether you're happy or whether you're miserable is completely up to you.

~ Ralph Marston

"We are our choices."

~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013-45 - Pathway to achievement...

The best way to figure out how to do something is to do it. Make the commitment to make it happen, and you'll start working your way through the details.

Don't get bogged down speculating on how something will come about. Instead, get started on the best approach you have, and follow the path wherever it may lead.
When traveling along a road, you can never see the entire road at once, but that doesn't really matter. What does matter is successfully making your way through the portion of the road that is right in front of you.

Work through the things that are to be done right now, and you'll put yourself in position to handle the things that come along later. Travel down this section of the road, and you'll then be able to travel the next section, and the next.

If you put all your energy into worrying about every little detail of how to reach your goal, you won't ever get started. Instead, put your energy into reminding yourself why you have chosen to go there, and then do whatever it takes along the way.

You'll never know precisely how something is to be done until you actually do it. So go ahead, get started, and discover your own unique pathway to achievement.

~ Ralph Marston

"Action is the foundational key to all success."
~ Pablo Picasso