It is noble to face your fears. If you aren’t facing your fears each and every day of your life, then what are you doing with yourself?
It is easy to be a happy kid. The point is to be a happy adult.
A light that shines twice as bright lasts half as long. (folk)
Work will save your soul.
Know who you are.
Lessons are earned, not learned.
You win when you try. You lose when you don’t.
What is the secret to happiness? How about: hard work. I believe happiness requires hard work. When I say hard work I don’t mean “working in construction” or something like that. I mean doing resisting laziness and boredom. Resisting laziness is hard and requires energy. But it has to be done in order for one to be happy.
What else? How about: loving the thing you got. By that I mean loving your life as it is. Do not wish for something different. Love the life you got! Why not! Sure you could try to improve your life, and I encourage you to do it if you can. But you also have to realize that you got to start liking your life, because some of the problem could be you.
What else? How about: Be happy now! Not twenty minutes later, not two days later. Just do it now. Be happy now. At this very moment. But you’ll say: ” I’m in rush hour traffic. My body’s aching. It’s very cold. How can I be happy now?” Just do it! Practice at it. tell yourself: be happy now. Wherever you are, be happy now.
Happiness is like a bolt of lightning. You never know when or where it is going to strike.
The difference between desperation and normalcy is a little challenge and excitement.
Shake things up!
Do something with your life.
Live life on the edge.
As a man sows so shall he reap. (Oscar Wilde)
Whenever you are bored, there is a job to be done.
Virtue is its own reward. (Folk)
Reject a life of comfort and ease.
Rome was not built in a day, but Rome was built everyday.
Step outside your comfort zone.
Life on easy street is as dangerous as life in the jungle.
Grief can teach me nothing. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
You act your way into a new way of thinking, not the other way around. -Pastor Richard Wing
Courage, Imagination, Goodwill.
No challenge no gain. So challenge yourself!
Most of you who follow me know me for my motivational/self help writings. I don’t know if you guys know that I also enjoy writing humorous pieces. In fact I have written an episode of the 1990’s sitcom Seinfeld! It is called Seinfeld: Elaine Sells the Soup Nazi’s Recipes. It was a lot of fun to write. I actually wrote much of it when I used to go out to coffee shops around the city. I used to sip coffee and write in my trusty note book, it was fun, was a worthwhile activity and now it’s finally complete available for sale. If you were a fan of Seinfeld, I recommend you get this ebook on Kindle. Seinfeld by George
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Recently I came across a play where one character had been adopted and he asked another character, who knew his origins, “Can you tell me who I am?” and I thought, “Now there’s an interesting sentiment! How can someone possibly know you better than you who you are?” I mean to ask another who you are! Isn’t that the greatest irony of all. Shouldn’t you know who you are better than anybody else? But at the same time I was struck by the thought that one knows himself only in relation to others. It is through communication with others that we are able to discover our own selves. Each person is a mirror and they reflect an image of yourself to you. Conversely you act as a mirror and show them an image of their selves. Depending on mood, this image is interpreted in a specific way and bounced back accordingly.
Others tell us who we are. Not only in words, but in glances, facial expressions, and gestures. Thank God for others! Can you imagine living in a deserted island without any other people? You would not be able to know who you are! Well, in that case I suppose you could always resort to meditation, or “self-reflection.” As most people, I personally prefer both, the company and good conversation of other people, and sometimes I like being quiet and reflective. The ancients had a proverb, “know thyself.” True indeed, I believe the best kind of knowledge is not that of science or mathematics, but it is the knowledge of your identity, your personality, your self.
A great quote always cheers me up
You could have it so much better if you try. -Franz Ferdinand, band
Everyone has a heavy weight to carry. -Pastor Richard Wing
Friendship is only possible between good men. -Cicero
The good thing about pain is it can never kill you.