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Thu, Aug 22 2019 4:01 PM by Ladychipper. 536 replies.
  • Ladychipper United States
    16,667 Posts
    Mon, Dec 3 2018 7:22 AM

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Ups and downs

    There’s nothing you can do today that will prevent all future problems in your life. There is much you can do today that will prepare you and position you to successfully deal with those future problems.

    If you’re fantasizing that life will one day be perfect, or worrying that life will soon be awful, you’re wasting precious life and time right now. Instead, use your time today to grow stronger, to live richly, to connect deeply, to increase your skills, knowledge, and wisdom.

    Get yourself strong enough, capable enough, to be realistic while also being optimistic. Yes, the difficulties will come and yes, you can live a great and fulfilling life as they do.

    Some things about your future you can control and many other things, you can’t. What you always can do is live the moment you’re in with gratitude, integrity, discipline, and love.

    Live today so that you can look forward to tomorrow, eager to meet its challenges and fulfill its best possibilities. Stay thankful for all you have, for all you’ve experienced, and mindful of the good you can do.

    Life will unfold with its ups and its downs. You can choose to be your best for it all.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
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    Tue, Dec 4 2018 8:34 AM

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Choose to do it now

    If you don’t feel like getting the work done now, you really won’t feel like doing it later. Go ahead and get it done.

    Instead of putting it off, put it behind you. Rather than spending the next few hours or days dreading the task, spend that time thankful to be finished with it.

    The longer you wait, the more you’ll wish you had started sooner. Avoid those regrets by acting now.

    Go ahead and commit yourself by taking the first step. Even if you don’t particularly feel like it, once you get into the work you’ll feel better and better about getting it done.

    You have work to be done, and you won’t gain anything by waiting. You will gain by taking action today.

    Choose to do what’s in your best interest. Choose to do it now.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
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    Wed, Dec 5 2018 11:36 AM

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Turn away from easy

    Be wary of easy. Easy can steal your life away without you even realizing it.

    What is easy and free is shallow and meaningless. You deserve more than that.

    You deserve the experience of pushing with everything you have against tough challenges. You deserve the satisfaction of putting your skill and resourcefulness to use.

    It’s easy to sit for hours and be entertained by images on a screen. But you owe yourself more than a passive, secondhand experience of life.

    What costs you nothing in time or effort brings you nothing in the way of fulfillment. Turn away from easy and seek to invest yourself in meaningful living.

    Life’s richness is found out beyond those things that are easy. Do the work, make the commitment, and fulfill the great potential that is your life.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
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    Thu, Dec 6 2018 11:10 AM

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Reward in the doing

    Find your reward in the doing. If there are more rewards at the completion, consider them a bonus.

    Go ahead and enjoy the rewards of a job well done, as you’re performing the job. Let the journey be the reward, and you’ll never give disappointment an opportunity to appear.

    Seek not to get something out of it. Seek to put something good and valuable into it, and as you do, there’s much you’ll get out of it.

    Fulfillment is not found in some idealized future outcome. Fulfillment is available for you to create and live here and now.

    Aim toward a specific goal, work toward that goal, and experience its joy from the moment you begin. Feel the satisfaction of making a difference all along the way.

    Let your good and useful effort be its own reward. And there will be no limit to the rewards you can enjoy.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • HenryKawa Canada
    1,142 Posts
    Thu, Dec 6 2018 12:59 PM

     

    When people say something bad about you or to  you:  I'm an expert on this subject!

    One of my favorite quotes empowered me in so many ways. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent".

     

    3 Optional Solutions

    1. IGNORE - It has been a habit of others to be too keen on listening to people’s comments. Please strip off other people’s power over you. If someone says it in your face, smile and move on. Do not let garbage ruin your peace of mind. SMILE to everyone be genuinely friendly and when that same person starts to say bad things about you, whoever overhears can say, “I think he is nice to all, he is nice to me, why do you hate him so much?” One negative comment will not taint your good reputation.
    2. LISTEN - Feedback is always good. If you heard it directly from someone. Take it as an advise and be mindful if there is any truth into that comment. If it can be improved, work on it and show your good side. Let the person know you appreciate that they care enough to tell you. If they did not care enough they will not let you know and watch you get worse. If they just gossip and you heard it from the grapevine, understand that they are probably haters - confused fans. Think that you matter so much that people spend their time wasting energy on you.
    3. FOCUS - Always think of things that matter to you, personal development, bonding with loved ones, travelling, learning, improving your craft, feeling happy, being healthy, saving up, starting a business, volunteering, cooking, building relationships - whatever is your Passion.  Some people project their self doubts to other people to feel better about themselves. Do not let them feed on your great abullient energy. You cannot control it but you can do something about how you respond to it.

    Consider every comment as a gift. It can be good or bad, true or false, hurtful or helpful, destructive or constructive.  If you receive it,  make it a source of learning and move on. It can teach you how to deal with the daily grind or how to adapt to people you encounter. Do a self check, look in the mirror and tell yourself “People can say anything they want to say but I know you, and I love you.”  

    Most Important thing to know:  Your opinion of yourself matters the most.

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  • Ladychipper United States
    16,667 Posts
    Thu, Dec 6 2018 3:56 PM

    Thank you posting Henry.  Some very good points and advice to follow.

     

     

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  • Ladychipper United States
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    Fri, Dec 7 2018 8:17 AM

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    Time of opportunity

    This is a time of opportunity. This is a time when you can stand up, speak up, and make a difference.

    This is a day when you can put your love into action. This is a situation in which you can create new value.

    Whatever your age, your background, your level of experience, you have something special to offer. This is a fleeting moment that you can transform into lasting value by virtue of your effort.

    Right now, you are the beneficiary of centuries of progress, knowledge, and achievement. The best thing you can do with it all is to add your own flavor to the legacy.

    Step back from the noise and commotion of the moment, and look at the big picture. See the immense field of positive possibilities stretching out in all directions.

    Opportunity is now, and you are here to seize it, to work it, to fulfill it. Experience today how great it feels to add your own contribution to the long history of achievement.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
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    Sat, Dec 8 2018 8:43 AM

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    Proactive kindness

    It’s in your best interest to be considerate of the best interests of others. It’s in your best interest to live in a world where there’s more understanding and less divisiveness.

    You can’t force others to be kinder, more tolerant, more cooperative. Yet you can set a powerful positive example with your own behavior.

    Don’t wait to receive kindness before offering kindness to others. You can be more proactive than that.

    You can be the first person in the situation to act with genuine kindness. You can be the first person to listen, to seek to understand, to offer your assistance.

    Your kindness will not always be returned. It will, however, always make a difference and set a positive example.

    The highly beneficial conditions of friendship, understanding, unity, and peace have to start somewhere. Do your best to let them start with you.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • Ladychipper United States
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    Mon, Dec 10 2018 11:10 AM

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Widen your goal

    Are you stuck, unable to make any progress? Perhaps your desire to move forward is too narrowly focused.

    Widen your field of vision until you can see more workable possibilities. Let go of some of the particulars of your goal while holding firm to its essence.

    Yes, certainly, focus on achieving what you desire. But don’t become so narrowly and exclusively focused on your desire that you render yourself incapable of working toward it.

    For example, a larger home might make a major positive difference in your family’s quality of life. But it doesn’t have to be on a specific street or even in one particular neighborhood.

    If you’re stuck, your best possibilities are likely to be found among the ones you’ve never considered. But you’ve locked those possibilities out of your mind because of certain details about your goal that don’t even matter that much.

    Put your persistence to work, rather than allowing stubbornness to hold you back. Widen your goal enough to open a clear and achievable path to it that you can begin to travel right now.

     

    — Ralph Marston

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  • HenryKawa Canada
    1,142 Posts
    Mon, Dec 10 2018 8:45 PM

    Lady, I think you are my only friend on WGT.  Everyone hates me.  I get slammed all the time in the forums.   Why am I treated that way?  

     

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