Quotes are a popular form of inspiration and entertainment. They get you through the day and guide you in your goals. But not all quotes are good ones.
“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.” ~ Dan Quayle
“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” ~ Fran Lebowitz
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” ~ George W. Bush
“Life is indeed precious, and I believe the death penalty helps affirm this fact.” ~ Edward Koch
“There is no need for any individual to have a computer in their home.” ~ Ken Olson
“I never apologize. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way I am.” ~ Homer J. Simpson
“I’m more of a man than any liberal.” ~ Ann Coulter
“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.” ~ Sylvia Plath
“Life is a rollercoaster. It has its ups and downs. But it is your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.” ~ Anonymous
“I feel so stupid when I text you and you don’t reply back.” ~ Anonymous
Getting ready is a major part of any project or event. In order to succeed, you have to be prepared.
Depending on the situation, preparation can take a brief period of time, or it can take many years.
When you give a presentation in front of an audience, you must painstakingly organize and train yourself in advance. When you are going to take an exam, you must study diligently and learn the information and skills.
Careful preparation is a key that unlocks the bounties of success.
Limiting stress in your life involves having appropriate boundaries and a sense of detachment. You have to know when to back off and when to let go.
Be aware of your physical and mental feelings. When the going gets rough, do not push against the situation. Too much sensory overload is not good. Recognize when to relax and step aside. Never let a difficult situation pull you into imbalance or confusion. Breath and stay centered.
The more you know yourself and empower yourself, the more independent you are. The greater your sense of self, the better able you are to differentiate yourself from others.
Independence involves personal awareness and inner resolve. The stronger these traits are, the stronger is your ability to make individual decisions and act in conscientious ways.
By making independent decisions and acting with mindfulness, you are able to avoid being thrown off balance and becoming entangled in conflict. And this is what gives you freedom from outside control.
The modern person hunts and gathers in the modern marketplace. In the old days of tribal life, people used their full capacities to sense what was around them. They watched, listened, smelled, and felt.
Today we are very shut off from the full capacity of our senses. We are overstimulated and overwhelmed with too much input and not enough of the right kinds of input.
When we go shopping in the supermarket, we tend to constrict our senses as we seek certain items and brands. This is because there is so much stuff that demands our attention. The larger the store, the more overwhelmed and constricted we are.
This causes us to function in a less than conscious way. And this leads to many less than conscious buying decisions.
Stores are consciously arranged to incite compulsive purchases in unconscious buyers. How many times have you returned home with a certain item and asked yourself, “Why did I buy this?”
Remember, buyer, be aware!
If it is better to give than to receive, why do we want so much? If it is better to receive than to give, why do we will still want more?
If we give and receive in equal exchange, we actually get the most from the transaction. This is because everything we do brings more than just immediate results.
Most of the things we do have far reaching effects. Almost none of our actions influence only the present moment.
In order to gain the greatest benefit from what you are getting, remember to give in return.
Productivity is a common focus in the modern world. We even have apps for computers and mobile devices to help us be more “productive.” In fact, we now have so many productivity tools that we can be completely productive using productivity tools.
But is this actually more productive? How many productivity tools do you need? Maybe being more organized in the first place is most productive?
Being productive is not based only on activity. It is embedded in attentiveness and self-discipline. What you want to produce and how much you want to produce are up to you.