A Piece of Wisdom

Wisdom

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

It is alway nice when we read a piece of wisdom or a saying that stirs up something inside us. Sometimes we need to be reminded because we can quickly fall back to our old ways of thinking. And no one wants to experience the feeling of being stuck. And that’s what our old ways of thinking will lead us to if we don’t challenge them.  We won’t be able to redesign our lives unless we’re willing to be open to new things and learnings.

 

 

 

Loss and Gain with Change

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Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something better. —Unknown

Change is a loss and gain at the same time. When we graduate with our class, we move on and gradually loss touch with our friends we’ve developed over the course of fours or more. When we move from one place to another, we leave neighbors that we’ve grew up with. When we switched jobs or change careers, we move ‘what was’ to pursue ‘what will be.’ Everything is constantly on the move. It is something that’s hard to get use to. However, since change is inevitable, we don’t have a choice in the matter. Therefore, we need to be as flexible as can be because we might gain something better.

Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something better. —Unknown Click To Tweet

Doing Your Best

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Excellence isn’t being the best; it’s doing your best. — Unknown

If we’re trying to be the best, then we’re comparing ourselves with others. However, if we’re doing our best we’re competing with ourselves and not others. We’re more ourselves when we’re doing our best. We don’t worry what others say about us when we’re focusing on how can we make improvements and not on how we can be better than the other person. Instead, we can help each other to improve on our personal best. We will find more satisfying when we set a personal goal and meet them, than if we get overly competitive with another just because we want to win. It’s okay to feed our egos sometimes, however, not to the extent where we have to win most things because if we lose,  it would be a big blow to our ego.

 

Excellence isn’t being the best; it’s doing your best. — Unknown Click To Tweet

 

Prepare To Succeed

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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. — Benjamin Franklin

If we fail to prepare, we presuppose to fail. Therefore, we fail.  However, if we prepare ourselves to do the work that’s required of us, then we presuppose to succeed. By what we do, our actions are demonstrating to ourselves that we will succeed. We learn better by doing the action. The results of our actions will always be our proof that we’re succeeding. Just as the results of our inactions will always be our proof that will not succeed, thus substantiate our belief.  We just have to discern which behaviors we are using to get us closer to our goals and which ones are not.  We can easily distract ourselves from what we suppose to be doing to prepare ourselves for success. And it takes just as much energy doing nothing as it is doing something.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. — Benjamin Franklin Click To Tweet

Contentment

Contentment.

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He who is contented is rich. — Lao Tzu

Society has sold us on the idea that to being rich will lead us to contentment.  External things are not enough to satisfy us. Sure, we will be comfortable and have some freedom, but we still feel a longing in our hearts. Contentment is internal experience as a result of understanding that life is more than just seeing how many goodies we can gather.  Living a life of contentment is about letting go of those goodies and just being ourselves while living a meaningful life.  We must look inside ourselves and discover what makes us happy. That’s where we will find our contentment.

 

He who is contented is rich. — Lao Tzu Click To Tweet

 

 

Extraordinary Things

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. — Paulo Coelho

If we’re more present with our lives, we’ll begin to see simple things as extraordinary. It is where we place our attention. The simple things in life are extraordinary if we just take the time to look around. It’s all right to pause for a moment and see what we’ve missed. Watching a lovely sunset or a sunrise seems simple, but it’s extraordinary to watch and experience. Experiencing the wind blowing against our face and through our hair but not being able to see the wind is extraordinary. Walking may seem simple, but it is extraordinary because we’re made to stand and walk on two’s. Talking may seem simple, but it is extraordinary because communication is a very complex, etc.

 

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. — Paulo… Click To Tweet

The Inner Critic

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. — African proverb

Why are we so concern about critics when we want to do something out of the ordinary? The critics aren’t holding us back; it is our inner critic that keeps us from going the extra mile to get where we want to go. When we display our final product for the world to see, we feel vulnerable to criticism. Criticism is inevitable. Again, our concern for criticism from others is just a reflection of our inner critic. Perfectionism is a hallmark for criticism. However, no one is perfect. We will not always succeed in our first attempt. We get better over time, and once we reach our peak, we can learn to accept it. Mistakes are the opportunity to learn from so we can become our best selves.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. — African proverb Click To Tweet

Doing, Being and Becoming

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Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.— Mike Dooley

Wishing for something tells us we have a desire. Hoping for something tells us we’re looking into the future for something good to happen. Expecting says we want something to happen sooner than in the future.  However, if we do more doing, we’re expressing what we want to become. What we do come out of what we are. Being is our natural state, and it take less energy to do.  Becoming will take us a lifetime to develop who we are and what we want to be is what we’re wishing, expecting and hoping for in our lives today. Life is about experiencing, sharing and living. How do we learn from life if we’re not expressing our uniquely to ourselves and the world? We are here to be.

 

Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.— Mike Dooley Click To Tweet

It Matters With Time

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It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about making time. If it matters, you will make time. — Unknown

If it matters to us the things we do, then we will make time to pursue them. We can never get back time. Time is our most precious resource that we have an opportunity to use. The closer a deadline, the more focused we’re getting things done. Deadlines can keep us on track. It is interesting that we want to rush time along if we’re in traffic or we want quick results on something. We ought not to wish our time away. Thank goodness that we don’t have that kind of power because if we could speed up time, then our lives would be over. We wouldn’t have time left to spend.  Quality is just as important as quantity of how we spend our time. It is time to use our time wisely because we’ll never know how much we have left.

 

It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about making time. If it matters, you will make time. — Unknown Click To Tweet

Designing Your Life Plan

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If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn

As an adult, it is up to us to design our life than letting some one  else create it for us. If we see what desires we have in our hearts, then we should follow them. We ought to find what path we want to do for the remaining of our lives. So at the end of our lives, we don’t have to regret what we didn’t do in our lives. We don’t have to have somebody else running our lives, especially if we don’t share the same desires?  Each one of us has to find our path and then follow to the best our abilities. We can leave our own a trail of happiness and be glad we did it. We create the plan for ourselves no one can lead our lives for us. Creating our path is a sign of wisdom and maturity.

 

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In Peace

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You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Peace comes from within not from external events. We don’t need to be in control of external things for us to be peaceful. Sometimes we inadvertently control things and others with our fears. What will bring peace to us is if we surrender to the reality of our situation. Accepting life as it is can bring about peace from within. We’re human beings that have a need to control because we want to protect our vulnerabilities. We don’t want to hurt or experience pain. However, the reality is that pain reminds us that we’re alive, and that’s a good thing. It would be a terrible thing if we couldn’t feel pain. We don’t have to hide our pain from ourselves but to feel the pain of our feelings and then eventually we’ll experience peace in our minds and hearts. We will no longer have to feel threaten..

 

You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. — Joseph B. Wirthlin Click To Tweet

 

Set Goals

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If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time. — Zig Ziglar

It is a time waster when we don’t have a direction in our lives. It is important to aim at something that’s in the future so we can do what’s necessary today. A goal is something we desire in the end. A goal or an aim keeps our minds focused on the task at hand. We can’t just wait for something to happen. Instead, we set goals that are obtainable and hope for another day that we have an opportunity to get closer to meeting them. It can be any goal we desire or that we have a passion for doing because that’s what going make us happy. Goals and obtaining goals can make us happy when we set them and then carry them out. If we desire more control of our lives, then we must set goals.

 

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time. — Zig Ziglar Click To Tweet

Character, Commitment and Discipline

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It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. — Zig Ziglar

Character, commitment, and discipline are elements for a successful life. Most of us know this. However, it is important to be reminded. When we had a hard day, we can say to ourselves that we’re building character. When we get frustrated with something, we can say to ourselves to stay discipline and keep ourselves together. When we struggle to get something done, we can say to ourselves that we’re building character because it is important to us and that we will follow through with what we’ve started. If we want something, it will require all three of these elements. There is no such thing as a free lunch. We’re happier when we earn our keep. We feel good about ourselves because we did something for ourselves.

 

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Life Happens

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Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always. —Rainer Maria Rilke

We’re here to experience life as it is. We don’t have to distort reality for us to live life. We’re all in this together. Life is not a vacuum we will be affected by everything we experienced. Life is a learning experience for discovery. We learn something about ourselves, others and the world. We’re part of a bigger picture.  It is not just humans experiencing life, but other like animals, insects, etc experiences life. Spring is the celebration of life. We see a new plant growing from the ground, we see flowers blooming, we hear birds chirping in anticipation of Spring. Life is a continuous experience we live in. Let us set back and enjoy life while we’re here.

 

Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always. —Rainer Maria Rilke Click To Tweet

A Good Plan Will Do

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A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. — Proverb

In other words, we don’t have to make our plan perfect before we start. We won’t ever start if try to make a perfect plan. However, we can start with a good plan and make the plan better as we move along. The most important thing is that we start executing our plan because we won’t know what we need to improve on until run through the plan. Today is always a good time to start. We don’t have to wait until tomorrow to begin. Sure, there will be mistakes made, but as long as we pay attention to the kinds of mistakes we’ve made and learn from them, then we can make a better plan. Planning is better than procrastinating because you’re not in a hurry to get it done. When we plan, we have more control over what we’re doing.

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. — Proverb Click To Tweet

 

The Most Effective Way

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The most effective way to do it, is to do it. — Amelia Earhart

If we want to get better at something, we have to do it over and over. Doing something once or twice will not cut it. If we do something that makes us uncomfortable enough times, then we will be less uncomfortable. It is all right to get our hands dirty. It’s nice to give ourselves room and time to grow. We can only learn so much by watching from the sidelines. Getting into the trenches is the fastest way to learn to do something effectively.  Our action is what can move things along. Idleness gets nothing done. Each time we do the new thing, we gain more experiences. We can teach others from what we’ve learned from our experiences.

 

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. — Amelia Earhart Click To Tweet

 

 

 

 

When We Make Time

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You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. — Charles Buxton

The quote above is an old cliche, but it is also a truism. It can still apply to our lives especially when we say to ourselves that we don’t have the time or enough time to do anything. We can always scale back and prioritize what’s important to do first. We forget that we create time. The things we are doing right now is the time we’ve created. At one point we made a conscious decision to make time to do something and since then it has become an automatic thing we do. When the things we do become automatic, we’re no longer in the present. We need to return to the present or step back to see what things we can scale back to create other desirable things we would like to do in our lives.

 

You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. — Charles Buxton Click To Tweet

 

Momentum Builds Confidence

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One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. — Michael Korda

It is important to have momentum in what we do because it keeps us on track. Momentum is the energy we need to complete our goals. Why should we stop when we have the momentum, we stop when the energy ceases. Goals are already challenging to meet sometimes. It is nice to have something like momentum pushing us forward and not pulling us back. Each goal we complete builds our self-confidence to handle greater goals. Sure higher goal may be a challenge for us to complete but it won’t be impossible because we’re ready for it. We’re ready to complete our next goal because we learn from completing previous goals.  Momentum helps us to keep up the pace we need to achieve our aims.

 

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. — Michael Korda Click To Tweet

 

Passionately Curious

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I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. — Albert Einstein

We’re instinctually curious about the world around us and the world inside us. We’re born to want to know about things. Curiosity stimulates the mind, or we stimulated our mind when we ask a question.  We want to know the answer to every question we put forth. However, not every question can be answered. And not every question should be replied to until we’re ready. The answers may not be as important as we think. When we put forth a question, it means our minds are thinking. We’re seeking to expand our thinking, or we weigh the new information against our background and our values. In other words, we interpret the new data based on what’s important to us. We do want to see what’s behind the door; we want to know how something works. One question is not enough to satisfy our minds. We do want to understand.

 

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. — Albert Einstein Click To Tweet

Our Story Is Not Over

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One bad chapter doesn’t mean your story’s over. — Unknown

We all have bad chapters in our lives, and we also have good ones as well. Not only we are stronger when we go through difficulties, but we also have a better understanding of things that we didn’t have before. Our future selves cannot go back into the past and give our past selves guidance, however, we can give the next generation some guidance.  We have regrets; however, we can learn from them. Today it is not too late to rewrite our story. Usually, our past is a good indicator of our future. If we don’t want to continue this path, we have to alter our present. Altering our present means doing something other than what we’ve been doing up to now.  It is easier to complain than to do something that’s out of our comfort zone. However, the more we alter our present, the more we rewrite our story.

 

One bad chapter doesn’t mean your story’s over. — Unknown Click To Tweet