Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014-35 - Remind yourself why...

If you're not making much progress, it's time to give yourself a boost. Remind yourself why.

Remind yourself why you chose the path you are on. Remind yourself why you selected the priorities that you now follow.

Perhaps it is time to focus on a new destination. Or perhaps you could simply use a good, clear reminder of what's truly important to you.

It can be all too easy to get caught up and dragged down by the day-to-day business of life. Take time to regularly give yourself the benefit of the big picture.

Take time to treasure the things you treasure. Admire, appreciate and be inspired by all that is beautiful to you.

The best of what can be is yours to create and experience. Remind yourself why, and make it so.

~ Ralph Marston

Putting yourself first means you will never be last!

~ Stephen Richards

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014-34 - Happiness is relative...

Two men were jailed in the same cell. They were in the same conditions, but one of them was unhappy, and the other one was happy.

"Why are you so sad?", the happy man asked the unhappy man.

"What should I be happy for? I am unlucky. Recently I was free and was at a resort, and as you know, that is more interesting than here." the unhappy man answered and asked the happy man, "And why are you so satisfied?"

"You see, recently I was in another prison, where the conditions were much worse, and this is just a resort here, compared to what it was. Many people want to get here, but I am the lucky one. So why don’t I have to be happy?" the happy man said.

Everything is relative and has to be learned in comparison. If you want to be happy, just compare your current position not with what is better, but with what would be worse.

~ Author Unknnown

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. 

~ Omar Khayyam

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014-33 - Add a little joy

Whatever you're doing, add a little joy to it. After all, you're much more effective when you're enjoying the moment you're in.

It takes only the slightest effort to put a gentle smile on your face. And when you do, you instantly change your perspective to a more empowered one.

You don't have to wait or beg or hope for joy to come to you. Simply allow joy to flow from you.

Remember that you're in full control of your own attitude. So choose an attitude that supports you and affirms the positive value of the moment you're in.

Whatever else the moment may contain, add a little joy to it. Choose to feel what feels best to you.

Add a little joy to each day. And add a lot of beauty to the world.

~ Ralph Marston

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

~ Pearl S Buck

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

2014-32 - Virtually no competition

While professional soccer was still struggling to find a firm foothold in the United States in the 1970s, the North American Soccer League marked the brave first attempt to introduce the game to American sports fans. While most teams had only limited success at best, one did manage to break through to genuine mainstream popularity - the New York Cosmos.

This was the brainchild of Steve Ross, a passionate soccer fan who was also a major executive at Warner Communications.

Max Ross told his son Steve, "In life there are those who work all day, those who dream all day, and those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfil those dreams. Go into the third category because there's virtually no competition."

~ Gavin Newsham

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
~ Albert Einstein