In the hectic world of today, calming the mind is becoming harder and harder. We are over-stimulated and overworked, and because of the things we have to do, we have less time to do the things we enjoy. Stability does not include cramming in any conceivable event. Examine your principles and determine what’s important to you; then set your limits, because not understanding what you want and trying to do it all at once can be a nightmare formula rather than a path to a well-balanced life.
I know it’s hard, you might have to work crazy hours to meet ends, even multiple jobs. Yet working long crazy hours will potentially wear you out and you don’t want to do that. You’re going to burn out, you’re going to get so lazy that you don’t want anything to do. It’s not your fault to feel swamped with obligations, many of which can spill over into your personal and social life just as quickly as your sleep patterns can change. Noting that the busiest people are not always the most qualified or even academically successful, however, is important. There is a point where more harm than good will begin to work. Begin each day with the intention of making the best and most of it. It may not always go as planned, but it can go more smoothly if you put it in perspective.
Everyone needs some time for themselves to be themselves and live their life. If you don’t know if you are overworking yourself, please be aware of the signs such as having no energy, very irritable, grinding your teeth, low productivity, and physical symptoms such as sickness. It’s not easy to overcome the fear of failure, but you will do much more when you build confidence not to let fear hold you back. Live a balanced life can help in your daily activities with encouragement and success. The more concentrated and attentive you are, the more likely it is that before sunset you will achieve your daily goals. If you ever feel tired, disoriented or sad, stop what you’re doing and take some time off for yourself. Success should not be measured by the amount of work you complete before dropping down to the floor; it should be measured by the amount of work you complete while still feeling like you own it.
Each person’s success and happiness, both now and in the eternities, depend largely on his or her responses to the difficulties of life. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Be strong, believe in who you are; be strong, believe in what you feel.
If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes. Going through and overcoming adversity is character building, it is one of the aspects of life that shapes us into the human being we are today, and will be in the future. It provides us with experience, the confidence to overcome, opportunities and a kind of coping mechanism to deal with things that don’t go our way, which in life, is inevitable. Adversity comes from different sources. Trials may come as a consequence of a person’s own pride and disobedience. But sometimes we think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go. To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Build upon strengths, and weaknesses will gradually take care of themselves. When some people face adversity, they complain and become bitter. They ask questions like “Why does this have to happen to me? Why do I have to suffer this now? What have I done to deserve this?” But these questions have the power to dominate their thoughts. Such questions can overtake their vision, absorb their energy, and deprive them of the experiences the Lord wants them to receive. Rather than responding in this way, people should consider asking questions such as, “What am I to do? What am I to learn from this experience? What am I to change? Whom am I to help? How can I remember my many blessings in times of trial?”The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves. We need to remember always that change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
If you want to be strong learn how to fight alone because the more you love your decisions the less you need others to love them.
Though we live in a world surrounded with support from many different areas, one thing that we have to learn how to do is fight alone. When we are willing to fight by ourselves for the principles and dreams we believe in, we are ultimately choosing to live a life that we are destined to live. Being confident in your decisions is a key principle to living a free life. The choices you make on a daily basis are what make you who you are. Its cool to think a certain way, and to hope for certain things as well. But, really embodying what is on the inside of you means that you have to be willing to step out on the beliefs and standards that you hold dear.
There are going to be people around you who don’t quite get the choices you make, and who truly never desired to get them. These are the types of people to avoid giving any power in your life over your decisions. Because if it were left to them, you would only ever be what they want you to be. Just because you may have to fight alone for a period of time doesn’t mean that you will have to do so forever. When we are willing to fight for what we believe in we will inspire other like-minded individuals who believe in the power of living a truthful life with confidence and freedom.
In life there are going to be many tough decisions that we are going to be faced with making, but they ultimately come down to primary things. Those crossroads are accept things as they are and living a normal life, or accepting that it is your destiny to change things for the better to help make your life and the life of others extraordinary. Which will you choose? Sometimes in life you have to be alone to fully understand yourself and where you are going so that in turn you can help inspire others to be their true selves.
Life they say is touch and go. Some people you know may only be there for a time. Some may go away but people who find you special will always find ways to stay. Find someone who openly communicates their feelings. Someone who realizes that you’re not perfect and never expects you to be.
In a world where breakups are more frequent than successful love stories and people in the limelight switch partners like shoes, it’s hard to tell when someone is a good fit for you. Many people feel that there’s one person out there who can enrich their life in a way that no one else can. Finding that special someone is wonderful and blissful. When love is real between a couple the simple things are very hard to take for granted because the love burning between them comes from a spirit of gratitude. I mean, it feels great being able to call someone yours that you know is truly meant for you. So be sure to show them in as many ways as possible, just how grateful you are.
Loving someone is hard work, not because it is a duty, but because it demands that we enter the battle between good and evil that lies within each of us, and that we seek to overcome the evil with good. In short, love compels us to consider the other person’s need before our own. For starters, sweet, random, romantic gestures are a good way to display your gratitude. Writing love notes, and leaving flowers help to signify that you want your lover to know how much they are thought of when you aren’t around.
Also, be willing to dedicate time to them as much as possible. Relationships blossom when couples are able to take a real break from it all and give each other a bit of focus. Even if this only means a couple of hours of time together weekly, take it. It will all be well worth it in the long run, especially if you are hoping to spend a significant amount of time with this person. When you go from constant games and let downs to someone who makes you feel like you’re the only person in the world, it’s truly a breath of fresh air — a relief, if you will. Whatever brings your joy, do it! Once you do, you will find yourself surrounded by people who share your interests and open up your world to the possibility of finding that special someone!
Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come. Every thing happens for a reason. Life puts you down, only so you can get back up for the better. Live life, forgive and forget. Let go of the past. Your setback is the platform for your comeback.
You may be going through some stuff today, and there may seem to be no way out of that situation. However, know this: despite your current situation (or situations), you are not stopped from demonstrating God’s love or from sharing the Good News. God has not abandoned you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Detach from the things that attempt to drag you down, because this is the only way you are truly going to be able to give yourself a shot at real success.
You see God invests more in you when you’re low so that He then gets a greater return when you rise. Everyone who has accomplished won victories in their lives has had to deal with the setbacks that life is filled with. We are all thrown various obstacles in our lives, and those who go on to make theirs great are those who realize that every setback poses a challenge. A challenge that when conquered will allow them to become a champion in their field.
Everything happens for a reason, although we may not understand it at the time, if you hang in there, all the pieces will eventually fall where they belong. Those who wish to remain normal beings, and do average things will live a linear life. While those who wish to be accomplished know that the graph of their life will show great ups and great downs.
God has a great plan for your life. Put effort into reaching high, even when you are at your lowest points. Move forward, grow on!
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.
It is very easy to criticize and demean what you don’t understand. The more difficult thing to do would be for one to try to figure out how to best help people.
Every one is a result of their experiences. The choices that they have made in the past, the unanticipated variables that we all encounter, and the choices we make in the present on the daily show us who we really are.
So when you see that person that seems to be struggling in life make it a point not to beat up on them. Make it a point to help where you know that you can. Even if that means just giving them a minute long conversation and showing them that there are still people who care. It’s the small gestures of love and compassion from each other that the world needs almost more than anything right now.
A decent friend is fairly easy to come by, but a great friend; a truly like-minded and like-hearted individual with whom you share that special alchemy, is a rare gift. A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
A friend is consistent and loyal through whatever life may throw your way. Never take friendship for granted, because it isn’t at all just fun and games. Friendship is about being there to help uplift people who need our support in the different circumstances of life.
Not everyone understands you at the same level. Some might understand you in the context of work, others might understand your approach and loyalties in sports. Regardless of how much of you, or which parts of you, they understand, it is a wonderful thing to find in another person. And it is a quick way to make a friend. Being a good friend means taking time out of what we are doing in order to make sure we are there when our friends need us the most. Even when being there, means literally means being there, do it.
Friendship also means being truthful and honest with people because you love them. Never tell friends lies, not only will it break the relationship, but not being honest may lead a friendship down a path in which it never really had to go had you been truthful as well. Likewise, a great friend is only human, and, while supporting others’ successes, it’s normal to feel envious. The problem isn’t the envy but the attempt to deny or suppress the envy. Friendships grow and deepen when each person is willing to be honest about times when they feel envious.
Last but not least friendship is about having someone that listens to you. A great friend will be interested in hearing it all from the good to the bad. Real friends are thoughtful and are willing to be there for you whenever you need them. We are all climbing a different mountain, and genuine friends will care about your problems as much as their own.
In many cases, happiness is a role people play, and behind the smiling facade, there is a great deal of pain. Depression, breakdowns, and overreactions are common when unhappiness is covered up behind a smiling exterior and brilliant white teeth, when there is denial, sometimes even to one’s self, that there is much unhappiness because theprimary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
In order to find true happiness we must work from within, changing our thoughts one at a time from the negative to the positive. It’s incredible how by changing our thoughts we are able to change our lives. To be happy you have to be determined. Situations will always come your way that you aren’t excited about, but these circumstances should never ruin our dispositions on life.
Being happy is generated by your thinking because what you think you ultimately become. When you are truly happy you don’t have to try be happy. You should never have to pretend to be something you aren’t.
When you have a true sense of happiness the obstacles of life will never bother you enough to make you change who you are. Be aware that what you think, to a large extent, creates the emotions you feel. See the link between your thinking and your emotions. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.
To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for your inner state at any given moment. That means now. Ask yourself, “Is there negativity in me at this moment?” So what will you do? Will you make up your mind today, and be sure to choose happiness in everything that you do? Will you choose forgiveness and love over anger and hate. Will you choose selflessness and hope over greed and lies?
Choose to let your light shine in a world full of gloom. Because it is with this light that you will inspire others to do the same. You can always improve your situation. But you do so by facing it, not by running away.
Too many people limit their potential because they don’t want to spend the time it requires to get to where they want to be. They focus too much on the limitations of what they have which holds them back from the possibilities of what could be. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
If you are serious about beginning to live the life of your dreams right now, take some time to sit with and answer the following questions: Who am I? What is my unique purpose? What makes me jump out of bed in the morning? How adventurous has your life become? Do you get to attack what you are passionate about daily? Are you growing and learning about new things that relate to your passion and helping your dreams come to fruition? The only competition you need to think about right now is the person you see when you look in the mirror. You’re competing against the person in the mirror who tells you to sit back and relax when you have hard decisions to make.
If you have been delaying the pursuit of your dreams, otherwise known as the pursuit of happiness, do you stop and ask yourself why? Is the excuse(s) you have worth the delay?
We are all in different spaces in our lives. The bubble you are in right now may seem as if it is almost impossible to get out of because of everything that you are already obligated to do. But if you really want to pursue your dreams start taking the small steps towards them now. Always remember that you are the average of the people you spend the most time with.
Life doesn’t happen to us, we consciously (or unconsciously) choose everything in our own life. Don’t wait any longer to start winning the small victories. Stride forward. Hopefully one day the small victories will turn into big ones.
Your best teacher is your last mistake because It’s not the mistake that matters; it’s how you deal with it, what you learn from it, and how you apply that lesson to your life.
Life is full of goof ups. And sadly life is full of people who believe that they are their goof ups. As people we all come to a point in which we realize that our lives haven’t and will never be perfect. There is nothing that we can do to make our lives perfect, as life offers no guarantees.
The people who are able to realize that this is an opportunity to win in life by continually progressing are the ones who treat their errors as lessons from the past to aide in their futures. While the people who are never able to see past their mistakes are left to live a life without hope, and without many thoughts and plans for the future.
The solution to getting past your mistakes is definitely one that is much easier said than done, but we must try. Keep progressing, hold your head high, and don’t live in the parts of life that you messed up in, keep moving towards a brighter future.