Action

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”.

One may be equipped with tonnes of theory.  You may have the best of skills, the most positive of attitudes and the strongest of beliefs. But if you just do nothing with all these attributes, nothing is going to come out of it. Action is the basis of all success. Every action may not give success but at the same time no success is possible without action. 

The following action quotes will shed light on the importance of action in life. 

It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied”.

~ Arnold Glasow

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

~ Aristotle

“You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game”.

~ Israelmore Ayivor

“The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do”.

~ Thomas Alva Edison

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say”.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.

~ Lao Tzu

“The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action”.

~ Confucius

Remember that action is the vehicle of success.

 

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Choices

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“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that change your life forever”.

Change comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside, this is a choice.

Whether it be a decision you make as leader of a group, for your organization, for your family or a personal decision, in every single thing you do, you are chosing a direction. Your life is a product of choice.

When you wake every day you shape the type of day you will have, just by chosing your attitude. Wake up and see for yourself, decide to have a good day no matter what yesterday brought you.  Instead of saying i’m not going to have a good day tell yourself no matter what may come my way today, I will face the day with a smile on my face and positivity in my attitude towards everyone and every situation.

At times we cannot control what happens to us, but we can control the way that we think about all the events. When you remain calm and positive dispite any situation, you give yourself the opportunity to make better sound and proper decisions, this will in turn shape your outcome and outcome for others.  

You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it. Never let anyone bully you into making a decision that goes against your values and what is right for you. You always have a voice and a choice.

Most of us do not like to hear the constructive criticism that we need in order to make the life changes that we want for ourselves. Maturity happens when we stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

Remember:

1. The choices you make today are shaping your tomorrow and in order to help make proper sound decisions you must first decide to have a positive attitude. Attitude makes a huge difference and it feels good to you and to others around you when you have a great one!

2. Use your wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to see and understand the difference in everything, every situation, every choice and everyone in your life. Before making a choice, evaluate the difference first. Ask yourself what might happen if I make this choice or that choice, if I let this person in my life or that person in my life, if I walk through this door or the other door. Ask yourself, Is this the outcome that I want and is this what I need?   Using wisdom will help you make better choices and help avoid making huge mistakes in life.

3. Proper practice makes perfect. Make it your habit to practice having a positive attitude, practice on staying calm in the midst of the storm and use wisdom with every choice that you make. Practicing having a positive attitude and in using your wisdom skills you will become natural, swift and steady. You are your choices!

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, 
Your thoughts become your words, 
Your words become your actions, 
Your actions become your habits, 
Your habits become your values, 
Your values become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

Philanthropy the Gift That Keeps on Giving

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“Selfless service alone, gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one’s heart”.

Sai Baba

when you give selflessly to someone in need, without wanting anything in return, without wanting praise or recognition, you are giving yourself a priceless gift of happiness and joy.

When you help others in need, in total and utter selflessness, you awaken the love and humanity in others and in hope that they will in turn extend a helping hand to awaken the humanity in others.

“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while”.

Albert Einstein

How to Deal with a Selfish Person’s Ego

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Selfish people often mistake their selfishness for strength.

It takes no talent, no intelligence, no self-control to sacrifice other people for your ego.

When a selfish person talks it’s all about them. It is certainly unfortunate that all humans are not open-minded, kind, and generous with our love, if so there would be not as much war, crime, or people suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. But as things are now it looks highly unlikely we will ever see that day come.

If you can avoid and cut selfish people out of your life all together then do so, but if you have to deal with a selfish person who you cannot avoid all together, dealing with them calmly, logically, being firm and clear will eliminate unnecessary confusion and dodge yourself some major headaches. These people can be your coworkers, family members, ex-husbands, ex-wives or people in the community that you have to deal with. Confront the selfish person’s behavior that you dislike by speaking up for yourself, setting boundaries for behavior that you will not tolerate, and not allowing disrespect toward yourself.

Step 1. SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Someone has just said something completely and utterly selfish. Don’t get angry, you can’t make anyone change their selfish ego and ways, that is not a decision you can force one to make. A person of selfish ego did not get that way overnight, and if they cared about anyone other than themselves they wouldn’t be treating you without value and respect in the first place.

Let their words hang in the air as you gaze at them in silence. Give the selfish person a chance to hear their words again and process how you might have taken their meaning in a negative way. Don’t leave them hanging too long but make sure you let the silence speak for your disappointment in their behavior.

Step 2. BE CLEAR

Set boundaries that you do not want them to cross. A selfish person can monopolize the conversation unless you make your expectations clear. A selfish person wants things their way, and they aren’t really thinking about your wishes. Ask them this question, Can you see that what you want is not logical and not in my best interest? And never let a selfish person compromise your values. Selfish people can be manipulative because they only want what they want, so protect yourself. What happens next is up to the selfish person’s ability to change their mindset. Again remember, be strong by  staying calm, be logical and fair. Set boundaries not to be crossed and be very clear about it. Value your own mental health!

 

Leadership and Undersanding What it Means

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Leaders don’t wait.

They shape their own frontiers.

The bigger the challenge.

The greater the opportunity.

 

Control is not leadership.

True leaders listen without being condescending.

True leaders are willing to hear what others have to say without rushing to judge.

True leaders are patient and genuine in their desire to understand the thoughts and feelings of the people they lead.

True leaders are forthright with whom they lead.

True leaders communicate openly and often.

Turn Your Negatives Into Positives

suit-869380__480If you fail, never give up because Fail means:

F.A.I.L.        “First Attempt in Learning”

End does not mean it is the end, End means:

E.N.D         “Effort Never Dies”

If you receive no for an anwser, remember No means:

N.O          “Next Opportunity”

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again!

Successful people are not successful because they are lucky, they are successful because they never give up.

What ever your goals may be, remember the abundance of knowlege and effort is key to your success.