"I know I was born and I know that I'll die... in between is mine" ~Eddie Vedder. There are a few things in this world that I have no control over... but my life is not one of those things! My life can & will be exactly what I make of it. I can make opportunities or miss them... I can Love or hate... I can be happy or miserable... I can succeed or fail. Today, I can & will control my own destiny... "I am mine"! Have a great day everybody!
I spent most of my life just patching up my problems on the surface. Example: If I'm having relationship or money problems, it's because I'm selfish or scared & just finding a new girl or a new job isn't gonna fix that. I have to fix my fear & selfishness if I hope to be successful at these things. The goal for today, fix myself on the inside & watch how the outside magically takes care of itself! Have a great day everybody!
"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good." ~John Locke. Why is that... why do I have to be threatened to do what's right? When my motive for helping you is fear... I'm not really helping 'you'... I'm helping 'me'. The goal for today, love & help the people around me for one reason & one reason only... because it's the right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!
"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure." ~James Allen. This is so profoundly true! Doubt & fear are the things that keep people in dead end jobs... shitty relationships... & all sorts of other undesirable situations. The goal for today, conquer my doubts & fears, earn my Freedom & keep moving forward... because it's time to start truly succeeding at life! Have a great day everybody!
"Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that neither the laws of humanity or the phenomenon of nature can alter its course" ~Khalil Gibran. Man made laws can take 'things' from me... Hurricanes & earthquakes can take 'things' from me... But nothing & no one can take away my ability to Love you! The goal for today, know that freedom isn't about things... it's about Love! Have a great day everybody!
"We are accustomed to judge only by external appearances" ~Unknown. When people are mean on the outside... it's because they are in pain on the inside. If I would just take a moment to understand that, instead of taking it personally... it would definitely help me & maybe help them too. The goal for today, remember that a little bit of understanding can go a long way! Have a great day everybody!
"Unless we are just as determined as were our forefathers to keep Freedom & Harmony & Unity in the nation, we can lose them" ~Emmet Fox. Our forefathers were willing to sacrifice all, if need be, for Freedom... am I? The goal for today, do whatever it takes to maintain Harmony & Unity & earn my Freedom! Have a great day everybody!
"No longer talk about the kind of man that a good man ought to be... be such!!" ~Dr. K. Jyothindra Kumar. I talk a lot about doing the right thing & being a good person... but it is when I am practicing what I preach that I am able to do the greatest good. Actions truly do speak louder than words. I'm going to 'be' the best person I know how to be today! Have a great day everybody!
If someone wronged me & I retaliated... I would claim that both wrongs were their fault. Their action & my reaction were both the responsibility of the other person... nothing was ever my fault. Today, I know better... I am responsible for my own thoughts & actions... my own feelings & reactions. Today, I will not use your wrong doing as an excuse or justification for my wrong doing. Have a great day everybody!
"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." ~Khalil Gibran. I shouldn't be looking for someone to do my thinking for me... I should be looking for someone to teach me how to think for myself. When someone comes to me with a problem, I usually start by asking "What do you think you should do?"... after awhile they stop asking & their eyes light up as they start telling me how they found the answers themselves. That's when I know that I really helped someone. The goal for today, think for myself & encourage others to do the same! Have a great day everybody!