I am committed to being a better person than I was yesterday. Better thoughts. Better decisions. Better actions.
At this particular time in my life while in the midst of a six month indoor recovery period from a broken hip, I truly want to be a better man. I’ve recently turned 59 and am positioned and poised to have the best year of my life financially and spiritually speaking. I’ve been struggling for over two decades in the attempt to build abundance in my life – abundance in health, wealth and love. To me, these are the most important elements in life for a well balanced, happy, prosperous and fulfilling existence. If I’m to obtain these sacred gifts that I’ve been working so hard to acquire all these years, then I must be a better man than I am at this time in my life. Starting today I’m going to start being a better person who makes better decisions, has better thoughts and acts better towards people.
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“Your thoughts do not care about you. They only want to perpetuate themselves.”
Animated brain scan.
Always be mindful of what you’re thinking whether it be in deep thought or just a fleeting thought, because your thoughts have tremendous power behind them. Studies have shown that the mind can control your heartbeat, your blood pressure, body temperature, bodily pain, etc. Under our own initiative, our brain can produce important cells, tissues, amino acids, antigens, and many other bodily elements just like it does every day automatically. Just like the food we eat produces the kind of physical health we have, what our brain produces gives us the kind of mental health we have. What’s very important to remember is that our brain is responsible for basically our entire health, so make it a habit to always feed your mind with positive thoughts. If you’re wondering where the positive thoughts come from that feed the brain, well they come from the soul. The two are intricately woven together working as the source and the power behind all we do.
I encourage you to read this very informative article entitled: 10 Amazing Examples of Mind Over Matter at http://tinyurl.com/n3hskva
“If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”
~ Mary Hemingway
“Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.”
~ Corrie Ten Boom
Don’t worry, be happy. After all, it’s a conscious choice you can easily make if you just decide to do it. Doing so will help you forget about what you’re worrying about and will also help you live longer. Laughter reduces levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. It also releases endorphins that work as pain killers and gives your blood circulation a boost. Not to mention it relaxes blood vessels and keeps a person from being angry–a significant predictor of heart disease. “The higher you score on anger and hostility, the greater the likely hood you’ll have a heart attack,” say medical experts. Everyday brings another opportunity for a bright new horizon, even if it’s just for a moment. So remember to laugh more and worry less. Be sure and make someone (including yourself!) laugh today.
Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.
“Originality and the feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Russian Novelist
Struggling with difficulties in some sort of way is one of the necessary evils we must accept in our lives as we aspire to reach our personal and professional goals. One of the best methods to overcome these difficulties that you will face each and everyday is meditation. According to experts, the most powerful healing tool for stress and prolonged life is meditation. It clears the mind of thought and lets a person concentrate on tranquility. Fifteen minutes of meditation has been shown to produce a much more relaxed state of mind than one hour of the deepest sleep. Even starting the day with just two minutes of meditation can be beneficial. Sit with your spine erect and try to quiet your thoughts; it may help to concentrate on one word. So, starting today, help yourself reach your goals while maintaining your health and spiritual balance by meditating at some point during the day. If you already meditate, then encourage someone else you know to start doing the same. Instead of singing, I’m going to start meditating during my shower time. La la la, hum, la la la, hum, hum, la la…
Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.
A jolly old man
“Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.”
~ Romain Gary (1914-1980) French Writer
Laughter is the best medicine for depression. This is a widely-known fact. It’s why comedians from all over the world are some of the most beloved people and also among the highest paid performers in the world. The thing that inspires us to laugh is the ability to have a good sense of humor (one that cheers us up and also those around us) that is worth sharing with others. Sharing your humorous personality builds your mental attitude and character in a way that nothing else can. A smile is contagious and so is laughter — so laugh your ass off even when it seems silly to do so in spite of what others may think. You’ll be happy you did. And it’s likely that those who think you’re silly will find you amusing and maybe a bit strange. Now that’s something really worth smiling about. Smile away!
You can generally place people in four quadrants: Amiable; Expressive; Analytical; and Driver.
If you want to increase your success of building better business and/or personal relationships, then first you need to understand what kind of person you are among the 4 quadrants listed above. I am in between Amiable and Expressive with some Analytical. Since I know what kind of person I am, I know I need to find others who share my personality pattern if I want the best chance at a successful relationship. Two people who get along in a friendly manner are also inclined to work well together too. So, there really aren’t any negative factors with finding people who are more like you since you’re most suitable as best friends and/or doing business together. This is a perfect marriage that can bring forth wonderful benefits. If you want to sharpen the other personality types that you don’t possess, then make some new friends who fit those types and you’ll be on your way to finding: stress, love/hate emotions, fear, passion play, bitterness, self-reflection, etc. Aren’t relationships fun. My advice: Always be on the lookout for someone who is just like you.
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Crest of Integrity
“Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.”
~ Brian Tracy
Confidence without integrity is nothing more than arrogance. Integrity is the key ingredient for anyone wanting to live a life that’s beyond reproach, and is esteemed, honorable, and desirable. If you want a strong coat of confidence to help you through life, you need to be full of integrity to the very core of your existence. This combination gives you something that is untouchable and enviable; so do all you can to build yourself into someone who is known for doing the right things at the right time to the right people. Right on!
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