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.”
On the subject of conversation, a Chinese proverb states as follows : “a single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.”
Seek out the wise and learn from them.
They are just waiting for that small spark of interest to tell you all that you need to know.
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.
Use the rubber band method to condition your mind to focus solely on the
most positive elements in your life. Place a rubber band around your wrist.
Each time a negative, energy sapping thought enters your mind, snap the
rubber band. Thought the power of conditioning, your mind will associate pain
with negative thinking and you will soon possess a strongly positive mindset.
That’s the way you can cheat your mind with negative thinking with positive thinking.