"Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses." - Marilyn vos Savant
Success is a state of mind. You can either be a success or failure depending on how you view yourself. Begin by listing all of your positive qualities and acknowledging or accepting them as a gift from your Creator. Build upon those strengths by using them in your work, at home and at play. Take the focus off of your weaknesses and shift your efforts toward using what your Creator meant for good. What will be first on your list of strengths?
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." - Mother Teresa
To be at peace is a lofty goal; one in which we all pursue at some point in our lives. What an interesting thought that we belong to each other. Belonging imparts a sense of family and caring for one another. Could it be that it is in the caring for one another that peace comes so expectantly to each of us?
"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results." - Anonymous
Living an extraordinary life truly is a choice. You and I CAN choose how to react, we CAN choose our attitude, and we CAN choose that positive attitude that sparks incredible results. The question is “Do we BELIEVE we can?” Our Creator has given us the will to choose. How exciting to know such possibilities are before us. Choose the best for yourself and others. Treat your challenges tomorrow with a positive frame of mind and watch the possibilities begin.
"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother Theresa
People who smile are solid magnets for others, a welcome sign, open arms, hope and acceptance. If you could give something away today, try a smile. It costs nothing. It opens many hearts. It accepts the downtrodden and gives hope to the hopeless. That is love. Can you spare some for others?
“Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. “ - Charles
No one signs up for a life of challenges; yet it is those very challenges that when embraced become the backbone of the individual and their very character. If you are you going through tough times now or have gone through dark moments in your past, you understand the type of grit it takes to get through those times and to actually grow a strong character. Embrace those times with enthusiasm and grow.
"Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark."- Anonymous
Does your life look bleak and cloudy like a dark, rainy night? Consider reacting like the bird anticipating what it cannot see… bright, sunny skies with beaming rays of sunshine. Consider a song on your lips and a dance in your feet to celebrate the light you cannot yet see. Begin to dance to the tune in your heart.