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.
Make a list of all your Weaknesses !
A truly confident and enlightened person will note a weakness and seek to methodically improve.
Bear in mind that even the greatest and most powerful people have weaknesses.
Some are better than others in hiding them.
On the other hand, get to know your best qualities and cultivate them.
Overlook The Weaknesses Of Your Friends !
If you look for flaws you will most surely find them.
Be mature enough to ignore the petty failings of others and see the good
that each one inherently possesses.
We can learn from everyone.
Everyone has a story to tell, a joke to share and a lesson to learn.
Open your mind to this and you will learn a tremendous amount.
Friends are so very important to a happy existence – especially those who have
shared many experiences and laugh with you.
Work hard to make friendships, and all your relationships for that matter, stronger and richer.
Call your friends, buy them small gifts of books or other items you believe they might enjoy.
The “law of the farm” applies to relationships as well as to the rest of life – you reap what you sow and have great friends you must first be one.
Master The Art Of Public Speaking .
There are few natural speakers.
One great trail lawyer stammered dreadfully but through courage and
strength of conviction, he developed into a brilliant orator.
Role model anyone you think is a highly effective, influential communicator.
Visualize a picture of this person.
Stand like him, smile like him, and talk like him.
The results will startle you.
Remain slightly aloof.
Do not let everyone know everything about you.
Cultivate a mystique.
Once a week, arise at dawn. It is a magical time of day.
Be still, go for a walk or simply listen to an old Ella Fitzgerald recording.
Take a long, hot shower and do 100 push-ups.
Read one of the classics.
You will feel alive and invigorated.
Remember that forgiveness is a virtue that few develop, but one that is most
important to maintaining Peace Of Mind.
Mark Twain wrote that forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Practice forgiveness muscles more regularly, petty wrongs, remarks and slights will not touch you and
nothing will penetrate your conentrated, serene mindset.
Read “As a Man Thinketh” by james Allen.
And don’t just read this little book once, read it over and over again.
It contains an abundance of timeless wisdom on living a fuller and happier life.