Wisdom of the Ages
If you started to follow Benjamin Franklin's program of taking one personality trait at a time there will be no limit to what you can accomplish in your life.
To insure success in any field you endeavor in, you will need goal-setting and will power. Plus you will need patience to lick the monotony and drudgery that success demands.
Repetition is Heaven's fist Law and it is the best teacher. Never neglect the power of repetition. Repeating and re-reading will be your secret weapons for reaching your goals. Most failures in any project, be it painting a picture or creating a fortune is due to lack of patience and persistence.
Take the following golden messages of the Ages and make them your own. Absorb them, internalize them, and make them habits.
Purdue University made tests to show that material read only once is remembered on 2% two weeks later. Read more than once 6% is remembered. We think faster than we read so we have to go back and read the page again. Do it and you will see something the second time that you did not see the first time. If you start to read these wise tips every day, they can build up your confidence, tranquility, and assurance, so that such things as stress and worry can never touch you.
I have written my wise sayings on 3 X 5 cards. Over the years, I have collected over 600 of them.
At night before bed, I sit in my favorite chair, relax and breathe deeply. Then I reach for a stack of my cards and look at them one at a time and say them aloud. Then I put the one I just said on the bottom of the stack.
I don't pollute my mind with TV, a cheap novel or the news before bed. This is a sacred time. It is these thoughts and emotions that will by the Law of Attraction, determine where you will travel in your sleep. The higher of lower dream state you will go to.
I also take part of my cards with me when I drive. I again don't listen to the radio unless it is a station with uplifting music. Again, I take a quick look at my cards, say it out loud, and put it on the bottom of the pile. Don't waste your time. Use it all productively. These cards work.
Samuel Johnson wrote: "He is the most useful teacher who condenses the most knowledge into short sentences that are easily remembered and applied. "
Sidney Smith said: "The writer helps us the most who gives us the most knowledge and takes from us the least time."
Will Durant said, "For every book I write, I read 500 books for gathering material for that one book."
Here are some inspiring timely tips for you to start with. Copy them on 3 X 5 cards and add many more yourself.
Man alone of all God's creatures, can change himself for the better.
We change ourselves by changing our thoughts.
The easiest and quickest way to change yourself is to set a lofty goal and work for it.
Look to this day; for it is Life, the very Life of Life!
Now is the best time to start anything.
Cut out all non-essentials. Cut all puttering and dawdling.
I will improve something today.
Your environment largely shapes your future. Take the time to select one that will shape the life you like to have.
Be tolerant. Everybody is fighting a tough battle, just like you.
Short as life is, we make it shorter by wasting time.
In wisdom and judgment men over 50 outshine men under 30.
Blessed is he who has found his right work; let him ask no further blessings.
The ultimate ambition is be happy at home.
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and happenings, and small minds discuss people and things.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of fear.
He who angers you conquers you.
It is nobler to try something and fail, than to try nothing and succeed.
Half of the world's work is done by people who don't feel good.
To live to be 100, have something to live for, living is for something is part of living longer.
We must have long range goals to keep us from being discouraged by short range set backs.
A light purse makes a happy heart. A small house or car is less annoying than a large debt.
As the gardener prunes the tree to draw the sap into one of the two branches, so must we concentrate on one or two to avoid scattering our talents.
Just once in your life sit down to think and decide what one thing you want most out of life. What do you want to be, to do, or have.
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