Dream big, believe in YOU!
“Everything you do and are is as it should be. You are flawless. You can do or be anything you dream and believe to do and be.” – Janet Legere
Why Quitting Is NOT An Option
Thank you to Steve Vicory for sending me this …
~ Magnificent Monday
For the next 10 TMM days that I facilitate, we will share the ‘10 Rules For Happiness and Contentment‘ by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr.
RULE # ONE
Plan for happiness with as much care as you plan for the welfare of your business. Happiness is a state of mind; therefore, it depends entirely upon the thoughts you produce. You wouldn’t know whether you were happy or not if you didn’t think about it. So make sure that you THINK about the happiness you know CAN be yours.
As the salesman uses salesmanship to direct his sales, so must you use THOUGHTSMANSHIP to direct your thoughts of happiness.
ACTIVATE YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOU ACTIVATE YOUR LIFE
~Fruitful Friday – Author unknown
Clark and Mason were sitting in the break room talking about business strategies for their small company. Mason, ever the worrier, was expressing his frustrations over how “quick success” seemed to be eluding them. Mason said to Clark, “I can’t see any evidence of our hard work. It seems like every thing that we have done has been to no avail.”
Clark, a more seasoned businessperson, sat listening to his business partner, while peeling a big red apple. He understood Mason’s frustration. Early in his business career, Clark had similar feelings and often gave up on his goals prematurely because he did not believe in himself. Fortunately, Clark gained understanding of the need for belief and patience.
Holding up the apple he was peeling, Clark said to Mason, “See this apple, Mason. When I cut it in half, we can count the number of seeds in it.” Clark cut the apple in half and noted the number of seeds in the core of the apple. He held up one seed for Mason to see. “However,” Clark continued, “we cannot count the number of apples in one seed.” Mason looked at Clark as he momentarily struggled to understand how Clark’s example related to his concerns.
Clark continued, “We cannot know how many “trees” will grow and bear fruit from our efforts thus far. Now is the time to assume that our seed will bear fruit, to see the orchard filled with trees loaded with apples, which have been fertilized with belief and confidence, and watered with enthusiasm. We must be careful not to allow the weeds of negativity and doubt strangle the new plants as they struggle to grow into fruit-bearing trees.”
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You never can tell what a thought will do
In bringing you hate or love –
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe –
Each thing creates its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.
~ Alexander Woollcott
“Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.”
~ Samuel Johnson
“Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.”
~ Orison Swett Marden
“Resolve whatever you do, you will bring your whole person to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it.”
~ William Shakespeare
“’Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.”
What’s tempting you?
~ Mary Lou Retton
“As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.”
~ Tony Robbins
“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”
What are you focused on?
From TNT – The Power Within You by Claude M. Bristol
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Hamlet – Act II
In Memory of a Great Visionary, Steve Jobs 1955-2011
JUST ONE ~ Author Unknown
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest
One bird can herald spring
One smile begins a friendship
One handclasp lifts a soul
One star can guide a ship at sea
One word can frame the goal
One vote can change a nation
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey
One word must start each prayer
One hope will raise our spirits
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom
One heart can know what’s true
One life can make a difference
You see, it’s up to you!
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude … I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.“
From TNT – The Power Within You by Claude M. Bristol
“The channels through which you may reach your goal are always provided in much the same manner by the power within, when you have pictured what you want, clearly and confidently and persistently, with faith that what you picture can and will be attained.
All that is good and right for you in life can be drawn to you by right thinking. What “that something” has done for others, it can just as easily do for you.”
From Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
“We can create nothing that is not first conceived in the form of an impulse of thought.
THOUGHT IMPULES BEGIN IMMEDIATELY TO TRANSLATE THEMSELVES INTO THEIR PHYSICAL EQUIVALENT. WHETHER THOSE THOUGHTS ARE VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.
You may control your own mind; you have the power to feed it whatever thought impulses you choose.”
” Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.”
“Everyone thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed” Friedrich Wilhelm