“Response-Ability”

“Look at the word responsibility—“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling.” ~ Stephen R. Covey     from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People … [Read more...]

No Exceptions Rule

“Successful people adhere to the “no exceptions rule” when it comes to their daily disciplines. Once you make a 100% commitment to something, there are no exceptions. It’s a done deal. Nonnegotiable. Case closed! Over and out.” ~ Jack Canfield    from The Success Principles … [Read more...]

Birds of a Feather

You can tell by the company people choose what sort of character they have As the saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together.” We usually choose friends and business associates who like the same things we do, people who share the same values. If you choose happy, positive, productive companions, the odds are that you are or will soon become happy, positive, and productive yourself. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true. Unhappy, negative, destructive people are sure to drag you down … [Read more...]

Books/Library/Reading

Books/Library/Reading “Read something positive every night and listen to something helpful every morning.” — Tom Hopkins “A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas—a place where history comes to life.” — Norman Cousins “I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves.” — E. M. Forster “The … [Read more...]

Who Told You it Couldn’t be Done?

Who told you it couldn’t be done, and what great achievements has he performed that qualified him to set up limitations for you? You will find as you go through life that those who give advice most freely are precisely the individuals who are least qualified to do so. Busy, successful people don’t have an interest in telling you how to live your life. They are busy living their own. Failures or mediocre people have all the time in the world. They also delight in seeing you fail, and are quick … [Read more...]

Everthing But…

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.“ - Viktor Frankl … [Read more...]

Habit

“If you want to start running each morning, it’s essential that you choose a simple cue (like always lacing up your sneakers before breakfast or leaving your running clothes next to your bed) and a clear reward (such as a midday treat, a sense of accomplishment from recording your miles, or the endorphin rush you get from a jog). But countless studies have shown that a cue and a reward, on their own, aren’t enough for a new habit to last. Only when your brain starts expecting the reward—craving … [Read more...]

30 Must-Do’s While You’re Young Enough to Read This TweetinShare55

30 Must-Do’s While You’re Young Enough to Read This --Marc and Angel Accept every unique piece of yourself. – The secret to happiness and success is the acceptance of yourself. You will never become who you want to be if you rely on everyone else to qualify you. Own yourself completely, just the way you are, flaws and all. Once you love and accept even the worst possible version of yourself, you are free. So always go with yourself, never against yourself. Be who you were created to be and … [Read more...]

Rise to the Top

Rise to the Top by Napoleon Hill Andrew Carnegie had a story about this principle of going the extra mile which he often liked to tell. “Several years ago,” he would say, “a policeman noticed a light burning at a late hour in a small machine shop on his beat in which he knew that no night work was being done. Becoming suspicious, he telephones the owner of the shop who came down immediately, unlocked the door and cautiously crept inside with the policeman. When they reached the small … [Read more...]

How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit?

How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? --James Clear Phillippa Lally is a health psychology researcher at University College London. In a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, Lally and her research team decided to figure out just how long it actually takes to form a habit. The study examined the habits of 96 people over a 12-week period. Each person chose one new habit for the 12 weeks and reported each day on whether or not they did the behavior and … [Read more...]