Tag Archives: Positive Living

Persistence Pays

Personal power means being persis­tent in taking action: Every time you do something, you learn from it, and you find a way to do it better next time. Continue reading

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Open Mind, Close Mouth

Wisdom is achieved by keeping an open mind and a closed mouth. On the    other hand, ignorance is exposed by having an open mouth and a closed mind. Commit yourself to listen more than you talk, and be sure that you are listening    to people who have something worth saying. Each  day,  you  make  either  a deposit or a withdrawal in your life’s bank account of wisdom. Be sure to invest and save wisely. Continue reading

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THE OPINION THAT COUNTS

The way to build a great life is simply to string together a series of great days. A great day can be defined as one in which, as you put your head on the pillow, you can reflect back over your day’s activities and be satisfied. Ideally, you are not only satisfied with how well you did in pursuing your goal, but you are deeply satisfied that you are pursuing the right goal. Continue reading

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Don’t Assume Anything

Assuming things is a sign of laziness, being casual, not checking to ensure that things work out well, can cause inordinate unhappiness. Check, check, check. Have you ever taken a new friend to a restaurant that turned out to be closed for renovations? Don’t assume you can find a place to stay when you arrive in a strange town. How do you know for certain that the ice on the lake is strong enough to skate on? Continue reading

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Make Every Response Gentle

Thinking the universe revolves around us is the poison that endangers our relationships. One solution is this: when we are having an experience that feels tense, disrespectful, or unfair, we can decide to respond to it in a gentle way. And we don’t have to actually feel the gentleness, either. We can simply choose to act gentle. Continue reading

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Growing past disappointment

Each disappointment in your life will continue to weigh you down only until you learn and accept what that it has to teach you. The moment a disappointment becomes a learning and growing experience is the moment in which it is transformed into a triumph. Continue reading

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Be Open to New Ideas

Sometimes the answers or ideas you need do come from your own head, and you may ignore them if you are being hard on yourself, or your confidence tank is running dry. Learning to be open to your own thoughts, especially during difficult times, is a challenge we all face. Continue reading

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