People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway!
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway!
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway!
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway!
The biggest (people) with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest (people) with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway!
People favour underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for some underdog anyway!
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them.
Help people anyway!
Give the world the best you have, and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway!
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Hannah More, 1745-1833, British Writer, Reformer, Philanthropist
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."
Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, British Novelist
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, Twenty-sixth President of the USA
CREATE A LOVING ATTITUDE TOWARDS ADVERSE SITUATION
When we are faced with pressures, deadlines and problems, we must resist the urge to worry and our mind flit from one thing to another, or to get irritated or blame others, which would just drain our energy.
Instead, we should try to create a loving attitude towards ourselves and our situation as this will energize our spirit.
A kind compassionate approach to life helps the mind to stay clear and focused and takes it to a higher level of spiritual intelligence
ACT AS IF
Often called `the father of psychology', William James taught us the `Act As If ' principle.
He stated, "If you want a quality, act as if you already have it".
You've no doubt heard these three words before, maybe even took a crack at applying this strategy in your life.
But have you ever really taken the time to ask, "what exactly does it mean to "Act As If?"
Just what it says!
Act as if you already possess a behavioral characteristic, an outcome, or an ideal.
While I like the overall concept and have taught it in the past, the reality is that most people have a very hard time applying this "fake it until you make it" philosophy.
I want to share with a devastating, far more effective technique...
I call it, "Assuming the Position".
Stop snickering and keep reading.
The following explanation will show you exactly what it means and how you can apply it in your life. We must begin with a simple understanding; every outcome consists of a mental equivalent.
It's actually very simple, before a goal or outcome is achieved, a mental process, a belief system was first initiated. If you simply employ the "Act As If" principle, you are engaging in actions which may very well have improper mental constructs.
That is OFTEN the case.
A "construct" in its simplest form is a concept or "model".
This in itself is not very interesting until we realize that everything ever made outside of nature began as an idea in someone's head.Some of these ideas or "Constructs" have had more impact than others over time.
Of those that have had impact, some have been for the good of mankind and some have not.The "Assume the Position" philosophy is a powerful mental construct that works.
Because it allows you to assume the correct mental position or posturing...IN ADVANCE. Here is how you must employ it to ensure maximum effectiveness:
Assume the Position that...
- Your kids will grow up to be contributing members of society.
Than set the right example for them to follow.
- Your actions will produce desirable fruit. Than challenge your comfort zone and take the necessary risks.
- Your clients will love the value of your products and services.
Than go the extra mile and treat them like royalty.
- You will get into the college you always dreamed of. Than study hard, prepare well and ace every exam.
- You will enjoy a comfortable retirement. Than save and invest your money with discipline and consistency.
- Excuses an unacceptable character flaw. Than take responsibility for your life and actions.
- Your business will grow in these difficult times. Than get out there and out hustle, out innovate and out perform your competitors.
Assuming the position is more than just a smart success strategy...
It's a rock solid mental construct that allows you to best position yourself for success in virtually any situation.One additional way to use this powerful mental construct is to assume the position that...
Follow the system, work your tail off and astound yourself by what you can achieve in such a short period of time.