“The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.”- Edward de Bono
A little more work each day is not easy to do, but you can do it. If you challenge yourself to do a little more work each day, your life will change. Your confidence will go up. Your self-worth will go up. Remember that more doesn’t come from doing less work. So if you want to become the person you were created to be, you need to challenge yourself. To do that, you must believe in yourself. You must believe that you can get it done. Even if you don’t feel like doing a little more, just push yourself to do it. Remember, you are your own cheerleader. So don’t disappoint yourself, your life.
When it comes to challenging ourselves, here is how Lowell Thomas put it: “Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.” It is not always easy to do, but you can change yourself. If you want to get to where you want to be in your life, you must do a little more each day. Remember, you get more from doing more. If you want more, do more, not less.
What is your work right now? Are you practicing love? Are you looking for love? Are you loving the world? Are you loving yourself? If you are not, what are you doing ?
If we want to do special things in our lives, we must first love ourselves. If you don’t have the courage to love yourself, who do you think is going to love you more than you love yourself? My friend, if we are honest here, no one is going to love us more than we love ourselves. The message is clear: Don’t expect from other people what you cannot boldly give to yourself. If you cannot love yourself, don’t expect love from other people. If you cannot make yourself happy, don’t expect happiness from other people. Why is that?
“If you are in love with yourself, you are in love with the world. If you are in love with the world, you are in love with yourself“
Because what you can’t give to yourself, no one can give it to you. You know what you want. You know what you are looking for in your life. You know where you are going to in your life. You know what you want for yourself. Above all, no one knows you more than you know yourself. As the great Aristotle once said, “Know thyself.” You are the only one who knows exactly what you want to achieve in your life. No one knows you more than you know yourself. No one knows your dreams more than you know your dreams. And you are the only person who is responsible for making them happen.
“Love is what you do, not what you say.”
Mary Oliver once said, “My work is loving the world.” If Mary Oliver’s work was loving the world, what is your work? Why are you here on this earth? Why are you doing what you are doing? If you want to do great things, if you want to live your life the way you want it, if you want to be successful, you must learn and live the art of love every day. Don’t spend a day without loving yourself. Don’t spend a day without loving people. Someone, somewhere is waiting for your love. Give it out.
Love is a connector. Love brings people together. If you are in love with yourself, you are in love with the world. If you are in love with the world, you are in love with yourself. You can’t love yourself without loving the world. You can’t separate yourself from the world. The world needs you. You need the world. Love is the beginning of your life. If you want to live a great life, a balanced life, a free life, a life with love and happiness, you must live love, eat love, and attract love into your life. Are you in love with yourself?