Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln What makes up our shadow and our tree? As Barbara Walters would say: “What kind of tree do we want to be?” What is holding us back?
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. ~ Francis Maitland Balfour What are we […]
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions ~ Rainer Maria Rilke What questions are […]
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeves What is being revealed to you by how you are meeting your obstacles? From where does your strength come? Where to you envision yourself to be at the end of 2011? […]
Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you’ve reached your goal. ~ Earl Nightingale What do we want to achieve? What does it feel like to have achieved it? How does reaching this destination affect our lives?
Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him. ~ James Allen What are we thinking which is manifesting in our lives? How can we ‘change the frame’ around those thoughts which […]
“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” ~ The Talmud How do we see things? What factors impact our view? How can we change the frame through which we view the world?
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt. ~ William Shakespeare What are our doubts? What fears may be holding us back to pursue our dreams? What is the worst thing that could happen if we moved forward? What is the best?
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak