10 THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL GROWTH TO INSPIRE YOU

1. You are not destined to be anybody. You become the person you decide to be. It’s up to you.2. Personal growth is something you have to choose over and over to do. If you stop choosing to growand retreat to what’s comfortable, you go backwards.3. Financial advisors ask how much money you wantto invest. A better market is to decide how much youwant to invest in your own personal growth and do it.4. If it’s true that you’re either growing or dying,ask yourself which you are doing. Decide whichyou would rather be doing.5. If you aren’t willing to change, … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL GROWTH TO INSPIRE YOU

SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE

Everyone seems to have their own definition of success. Yet, based on studies of people who are considered to have succeeded in life, successful people appear to have certain qualities in common. Here are seven qualities successful people have. They have a winning attitude. They are able to give their best at what they do because they expect the best of themselves. Their outlook is optimistic. The feel positive and confident about what they can accomplish. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, ”If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk If you can’t walk, then crawl. … Continue reading SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE

OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

If you want to know more about yourself,look at your friends.Think of them as a mirror.They reflect pieces of yourself —your characteristics, interests,strengths, weaknesses, moods.Looking into that friendship mirrorwill reveal a realistic view of yourself,so examine it carefully.The mirror will provide cluesof your emotional makeup thatmay not otherwise be available.It’s up to you to decide if you like thereflection projected back from your friends.But if you want to grow as a person andenhance the positive qualities in your lifeand eliminate the negative ones,the friendship mirror will be your greatestnatural resource to help you do this.Rememer, old friends are the bestmirror … Continue reading OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

PARABLE OF THE KING AND THE LITTLE BOY

There was once a king who decided to take a tour of his kingdom. It was a long arduous journey.  The roads were rough and bumpy and the king complained about the uncomfortable ride and the fact that it hurt his feet when he got out and walked on the roads.     Upon his return to the palace the king sent out a decree that ordered the countrymen to kill their domestic animals and cover the roads with leather to make them softer for travel and for walking.  This caused an uproar in the country.  People said it would … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE KING AND THE LITTLE BOY

TEN THINGS I LEARNED ON THE WAY TO GROWING OLDER

LIFE MOVES AT A FAST PACE It’s tempting to pursue life with such breathless haste that you risk missing all the good stuff there is to enjoy.  And here’s the thing, most of the good stuff is free.  It doesn’t cost you to enjoy it.  So, as you journey through the years, take the time to soak in all that life offers and avoid having regrets later because you missed them. LIFE HAS HURDLES Hurdles in life happen to everyone.  It’s what you do with them that determines your character and whether or not you will succeed.  Every hurdle is … Continue reading TEN THINGS I LEARNED ON THE WAY TO GROWING OLDER

FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Once there was a man who wished he could be happy and be on top of the world. Every morning he would get up and look out the window and see his neighbor who always had a smile on his face and walked with a bounce in his step. He always seemed so happy. The man was envious of his neighbor. ”How can he be so upbeat and happy?” he thought. ”How can he be on top of the world every day when there are so many problems, so many things to be concerned about?” One day he could stand … Continue reading FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

I’M NOT WHO I THOUGHT I WAS

Someone once told me I was slow…..and it made me feel dumb. I heard someone say I was awkward….and I started feeling self-conscious. I once heard someone say I was not attractive…..and I began to feel ugly. I overheard someone say I had no talent…..and I felt like I was a zero. I once was told I would never succeed….and I felt hopeless. And over the years I gradually became…..the person others told me I was. I BELIEVED THEM. Then one day I met a wise person who said, ”My friend, listen to me. You are not who you think … Continue reading I’M NOT WHO I THOUGHT I WAS