“Reflect upon your present blessings– of which every man has many- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”- Charles Dickens
“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All that we see or seen is but a dream within a dream.”- Edgar Allen Poe
“Every step in human progress, from the first feeble stirrings in the abyss of time, has been opposed by the great majority of men. Every valuable thing that has been added to the store of man’s possessions has been derided by them when it was new, and destroyed by them when they had power. They have fought every new truth ever heard of, and they have killed every truth-seeker who got into their hands.”- H.L. Mencken
“Doubt and fear should be rigorously excluded; they are disintegrating elements which break up the straight line of effort, rendering it crooked, ineffectual, useless.”- James Allen
“He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.”- James Allen
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”- Mark Twain
“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.“- Niccolo Machiavelli
“Time is the most precious gift in our possession, for it is the most irrevocable. This is what makes it so disturbing to look back upon the time which we have lost.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Life is time. Time is life. We are not going to be here on this earth forever. While we are here, it is important to live our lives well. Time matters. If you cannot manage your time, you can’t manage your life. As the old saying goes, “How you live your day is how you live your life.” True. If you want to know how you spend your time, keep a daily journal to track your daily activities. I do it every day. To manage your time well, focus on what is really necessary. Focus on the things that can change your life. It is not enough to be busy. The question is: “What are you busy doing?“
“You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility.”- Augustine of Hippo
If you want to do great things in your life, start with the little things. It is okay to focus on where you are going, but don’t ignore the little things. Because if you don’t do the little things well, you will find it difficult to achieve your dream. Small things count. Don’t ignore them. It takes humility to do the little things well. If you want to reach your destination, humility is the way. Humility opens doors. It opens the door to success. It brings other humble people into your life. It makes things easier for you. So, if you want to succeed, be a humble person.
“No man is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own personal initiatives.”- Napoleon Hill
Don’t delegate your life away. If you do, you will regret the result. Do your own thinking yourself. Do not let people talk you away from your dreams. It is not easy to think for yourself, but if you have the courage to do it, you will feel better about your life. Don’t let fear stop you from thinking for yourself. Sometimes we don’t take the lead because we scared of the unknown. If you don’t have the courage to think for yourself, your dreams will not survive. Don’t kill your own dreams. Instead, feed your dreams with positive thoughts. According to Jim Stovall, “Dreams are the essence of life… not as it is but as it can be.” Feed it.
“Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well,and times shall be good. We are the times: such as we are, such are the times.”- Augustine of Hippo
You always get what you are expecting. If you are looking for hard times, they will come to you. You will find them. If you are looking for good times, they will come to you. You will find them. To live your life well, don’t focus on what is not working, focus on what is working. Don’t focus on darkness, if you want light.
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