“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want” (Ben Stein). Whether you want to have a better attitude, more money, extraordinary relationships, reignite and spark your marriage to new boundless levels, lose 10, 20, 50 or 100 plus pounds, eat healthy, exercise routinely, create an abundance of energy, develop a character transformation, become a remarkable parent, change careers, create a business, generate hope in people or do anything in life desired, it is within reach. Change happens naturally, although growth and progress are intentional.
“For myself I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else” (Sir Winston Churchill). Remain optimistic and of good cheer about yourself and others. Be tactful and thoughtful with requests. Diplomatically ask, teach, and suggest to people what they may want, and request permission for things you desire without being demanding.
After diligently working the same job for over two years a deserved vacation was assumed. At 21 years of age I told my boss about going on a planned trip to Spain for approximately one month, which necessitated that time off. The response to this unsolicited demand was an adamant denial. With further exploration and insight, asking to vacation in China for roughly the same duration was wise. The request was gladly granted by simply asking and not demanding. People will likely give us our desires through genuinely being thoughtful, polite, helpful, and considerate toward their views and desires.
“Courage is grace under pressure” (Ernest Hemingway). Do what you think you can’t do, because you can. No more excuses for past mistakes or current circumstances. Forgive yourself and others, while moving on prosperously with your life. Yes, pain and suffering are real, although you can rise above it all. This is your life, your future, your moment to shine. Be you—not someone else, while persisting at being and doing your best. Working hard on yourself pays massive dividends, creating an easier and fulfilling life most people only dream about. Embrace growing pains toward becoming a better you, today. The journey is well worth it.
“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself” (Lucille Ball). Whatever our upbringing entailed, we have the power to change, break free from bondage and baggage, becoming lighter and liberated as we pursue our passions, obsessions, and faithful convictions without fear of failure. Live optimistically with PMAs, while persistently striving for never ending improvement. We can rewire our circuitry by reprogramming ourselves to believe anything and do everything that we definitively decide to do with absolute crystal clear clarity. The choice is ours for the making. We must genuinely be our very own best friend, therefore let’s believe in ourselves by doing our part.
“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there” (Norman Vincent Peale). Stop pondering pessimistically and do everything optimistically, regardless of how you feel. Pessimists are realists, whereas optimists are slightly delusional. They think and act positively, consciously working at not leaving negative thoughts in the dashboard or forefront of life. Practice making an art out of feeling uncomfortable and taking immediate action. Actions guide our thought life more so than thoughts leading to actions. Additionally, remember, actions speak louder than words. Embrace immediate, meaning right this very second, not a moment later. Lives are transformed through generating this seemingly magical breakthrough toward living optimistically this very moment and each present moment to come. Speak positive thoughts to yourself consistently, remaining determined in your optimism. Make your life gloriously victorious, today.
It is far easier to avoid temptation than it is trying to beat it. Some people may say you should be strong enough to recognize a problem and be resilient enough to fight temptation by placing oneself directly in the midst of possible troubles. It is not wise to try stopping a drinking problem and hang out in a bar. Do not expect to fix a shopping vice attempting to restrain from spending money unnecessarily by perusing through a mall or any sources of online shopping. That is absurd. Acknowledging an issue as problematic, choosing to respond differently, replacing an unwanted bad wont with a positive habit, being okay with cravings, knowing this too shall pass—intellectually, spiritually or from experience, while positively persevering in thoughts, words, behaviors, and every day rituals give people leverage to unleash greatness that overcomes any and all walls of acquired poor routines.
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.
“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.