A change is as good as a rest.
Whether this change is as major as a change of employment or as minor as a leisure pursuit which occupies your entire attention for an hour three
times a week, these changes in routine, and mindset are entirely totally engaging which requires deep concentration so that your mind is free from the
mundane but seemingly important aspects of your day.
Many executives are becoming involved in the martial arts for just this reason.
If your mind wanders for even a split second, a harsh lesson is soon learned.
Pain is a great motivator and always will be.
It has been rightly said that “you sow an action, you reap a habit.
You sow a habit, you reap a character.
You sow a character, you reap a destiny.” The essence of a person is his character – make yours unique, unblemished and strong.
Do not say you will do anything unless you will indeed do it.
Speak the truth and measure your words wisely.
Be humble, straightforward and peaceful.
Remember the overriding law of nature: positive overcomes the negative.
Just as valuable energy is wasted by spending time on activities that are of no value, energy can be wasted on loose thinking.
Imagine that your mind has an energy measure of 1000 watts at its disposal.
Each time your mind wanders off the project at hand, to a nagging worry, to all the things to do by the end of the day, 100 watts is lost.
Quite soon the entire energy supply is gone.
This is the nature of the mind.
Fail to discipline it and your energy levels will be depleted and your accomplishments will be minimal.
Control it and you will see great things happening.
You will feel more powerful and achieve difficult tasks with ease.
The 19th century philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel summed it up nicely: “for purposes of action, nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.”
Choosing your life partner — the person you want to spend the rest of your days with — is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life.
Living most of your life with the person you love can be a joyous, mutually-fulfilling experience, but finding and choosing the right person can be a monumental task.
Luckily, it’s something that most people go through, so you’re not alone people who have never been married and never want to be married amount to only 5% of the total population.
By having a realistic idea of the kind of person that is right for you, making a strong effort to find this person, and committing to your relationship, you too can share the rest of your life with someone you love.
When choosing your life partner, remember that this is the most important decision of your lifetime.
The marriage relationship offers 90% of all your support, happiness and fulfillment so choose it wisely.
Consider qualities such as affection, sense of humor, intelligence, integrity, maturity, temperament, compatibility and that indescribable characteristic of chemistry.
If these are present, your relationship stands an excellent chance of great success.
Move slowly and let no one press you into an uncomfortable decision.
Cultivate the art of walking half an hour after you have finished eating your evening meal.
Walks in natural settings are the very best.
Walking is, perhaps, nature’s ideal exercise.
And when you walk, do not think about work or about the bills or about the challenges you might be facing – this will neutralize many of the benefits.
Simply enjoy the walk.
Notice the richness of your surroundings.
let your senses drink in the beauty of nature and the crispness of the air for a change.
So many people who have mastered the art of growing younger have also mastered
the habit of a daily walk.
You must have a mission statement in life.
This is simply a set of guiding principles which clearly state where you are going and where you want to be at the end of your life.
A mission statement embodies your values.
It is your personal lighthouse keeping you steadily on the course of your dreams.
Over a period of one month, set a few hours aside to write down five or ten principles which will govern your life and which will keep you focused at all times.
Examples might be to consistently serve others, to be a considerate citizen, to become highly wealthy or to serve as a power full leader.
Whatever the mission statement of your life, refine it and review it regularly.
Then when something adverse happens or someone tries to pull you off course, you quickly and precisely return to your chosen path with the full knowledge that you are moving in the direction that you have selected.