Friendship

Imagine exchanging $10 for $500. That would be a good deal. How much more important is your own life or another’s, than money? Authentic relationships with wonderful loving family members and loyal friends are truly priceless.

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept” (Samuel Butler). Friends are who we become like in thought, attitudes, behavior, success, character, principles, life philosophy, and moral code, therefore be choosy who you become friends with. Treasure friendships more than any material, monetary or replaceable items because few real friends whom are truly dependable, honest, and morally upright in character may cross your path during this life.

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out” (Walter Winchell). This type of friendship is rare and to be cherished. We can all help each other, but true friends are few. Possessing an abundance of money is a wonderful desire and blessing as long as a noble purpose exists for that currency.

Fear Not

“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself” (Franklin D. Roosevelt). Most of the time, fear is a byproduct because of thoughts entertained by our imagination, including death. If death is an ultimate fear and the worst thing that can happen, why be worried about what other people think about you? We all will die someday, which is inescapable. What truly matters is how we live each day. Isn’t staying true to yourself more important than wasting your invaluable time or thoughts on frivolous nonsense?

“Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not” (Epicurus). Do not fear death. Comedian, film maker, writer, actor, and musician, Woody Allen, has remarked, “I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Death can be a sweet reward by living abundantly, while spending that beautiful tangible and intangible wealth throughout. Demise clears a way for new, allowing greater good to triumph. Persevering through struggles with thoughtful reflection, permits growth and progress, which can be a wondrous upward lifecycle.

Integrity

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful” (Samuel Johnson). We become dependable, respectful, and trusting to ourselves and toward others by upholding our integrity. Personal growth not only develops and enhances ourselves, nevertheless can benefit everyone around us as well. The most powerful method toward changing others manifests by changing ourselves first. People around us will indirectly or directly be changed through our new bolstered positive and inspiring attitudes, words, behaviors, and lifestyle.

Commitment

Be 100% committed to a new strategic plan. Slip-ups are only mistakes that do not define you as a person. A major issue is that when people decide to minimize their standards, succumbing to the fallacy that one puff from a cigarette, just a sip of alcohol, or only one cupcake will be okay—in addition to an individualized set rule, regression begins. Do not break loyalty with yourself, lest trust be lost and difficult to regain. Empathize with the human condition that no person is or ever will be perfect, including yourself. We are all learning, growing, and living at our own pace and race. All is well as long as we do not stop rising to new levels of excellence in any dimension of our lives. Remember that micro daily thoughts, words, and actions make up our macro destiny.

The same goes for relationships with marriage, parenting, friends, co-workers, and beyond, relating to thought, speech, and acts of love or cruelty. Fall or leap forward, not backwards into similar patterns of coping and acting. Living abundantly and full comes from relentlessly moving in a progressively forward direction, no matter what. This mindset about new ways of living becomes branded into the heart, soul, and mind, building lavish lives, previously gone unnoticed and inconceivable. Let the new you begin today, venturing on discoverable paths toward feeling alive and being authentically free.

Integrity

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful” (Samuel Johnson). We become dependable, respectful, and trusting to ourselves and toward others by upholding our integrity. Personal growth not only develops and enhances ourselves, nevertheless can benefit everyone around us as well. The most powerful method toward changing others manifests by changing ourselves first. People around us will indirectly or directly be changed through our new bolstered positive and inspiring attitudes, words, behaviors, and lifestyle.

Ideals

Let’s be allegiant to our celestial lands of radical unity and harmonious love, serving essential ideals wholeheartedly in all thinking, speaking, and doing. May our attitudes, behaviors and principles of thought correlate with our deep-seated values, leading to divine peace and greatness. Compassionate loving kindness is pragmatically useful being we can help mitigate pain and suffering through generous gifts of thought, word, and deed. Allow permeated truths to dwell in the center of your soul, embracing virtues of excellence as foundational standards for guidance, direction, meaning, and purpose.

Build Self-Confidence

“Be like a promontory against which the waves continually break, but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it” (Marcus Aurelius). You are stronger and braver than you think. Create an intangible moat built of self-confidence, mental toughness, and fortitude, which surrounds your castle that is impenetrable to enemy forces. Focus on small daily rituals that prime self-confidence and positive lingering moods through small incremental wins leading to colossal victory.