Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015-13 - Another point of view...

Once Pablo Valle was in Japan for taking English classes. Winter was fast approaching and as it happens during the change of seasons, many people were contracting cold and flu.

On a cold morning, a Japanese student walked into his class, her mouth covered wearing a surgical mask. Pablo thought, "Wow, people would go to extremes not to get sick in this country."

An hour later, during a short break, he approached her. "Why the mask?" he asked. "Are you so afraid of catching cold?"

"Not quite," she said. "In Japan you use it when you are under the weather & you don't want other people to get sick. It is the polite thing to do."

Pablo was as embarrassed as stunned and called this a lesson he would never forget.

~ Author Unknown

"To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions."

~ Stephen R Covey

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2015-12 - Make a wish...

Make a wish, and make it a really good one. Wish for something that can make a massive positive difference in your life right now.

It feels nice to wish, and yet wishing itself won't bring results. You can, however build great value from that wish by fully engaging the power of your focus and commitment.

Let yourself wish, and imagine, and dream, but don't just leave it at that. Because you owe it to yourself, and to all of life, to make something real out of what you've imagined.

Make a wish, and then step quickly in the direction it begs you to go. Make a wish, and then make it real.

~ Ralph Marston

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

~ Jim Rohn

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015-11 - A little bit different...

You are always achieving something, one thing or another. You are always getting results of some kind.

Getting the results you most passionately and authentically desire is not a matter of making more effort. It is, rather, a matter of making different efforts and consistently keeping those efforts focused.

The way to maintain your focus long enough to get the results you seek, is by reminding yourself why. Be clear about why you want those results, and find a way to keep those reasons close at hand.

Be clear about why, keep your thoughts and efforts focused, and your life will proceed in the direction of your dreams.

~ Ralph Marston

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.

~ Brian Tracy

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015-10 - Relationships...

A crab was once running to and fro on the sea shore and was admiring its beautiful footprints.

Suddenly a huge wave splashed in washing away the footprints and submerging the crab. 

The crab, a bit disheartened, asked the wave, "I considered you as one of my best friends, then why did you do this? Why did you wash away all the designs i have been creating with my footsteps?"

The wave somberly replied, "A fisherman was following in your footprints my friend, and that is why I had to clear it off."

~ Author Unknown

Value relationships and never doubt their intentions.

~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015-09 - Get over it...

If you've gotten off to a slow start, now is your opportunity to speed up. If you've been disappointed by the results so far, now is the chance to make some effective positive changes.

Stop worrying and complaining about the fact that your day, your week, your month or your life has gotten off to a bad start. Use this moment right now to interrupt the pattern and point yourself in a positive, empowered, fulfilling direction.

Your past has brought you where you are, and yet it does not dictate where you can now go. Make the choice to point all of your life in the direction of your dreams.

This time, this moment is different, because now you're in complete control, and determined to make it great.

So no matter what may have happened, get over it, and get going toward the best you can imagine.

~ Author Unknown

Action will delineate and define you.

~ Thomas Jefferson