Every week, we have 168 hours to invest in our lives. Once we take out 8 hours a day for sleep, 2 hours for meals, and an hour to clean up and get dressed each day, we still have 13 hours each day for other “non-survival” activities. This leaves us with 91 hours each week for “living”. Most folks work about 40 hours each week to support their current lifestyle, and this requires more than
When faced with an “I can’t”, look for the “I can” within. Many of us give up way too early because we feel we cannot do some aspect of what we want to do. Just last week, I was looking at how I could set up a small photography studio in my house, and I caught myself thinking that I couldn’t use the available space because it was too small for a “proper” portrait studio.
In order to HAVE more, we must BE more. Employees aren’t paid based on how hard they work. They’re paid based on how easy they are to replace. The reason a CEO of a major corporation may make $10 million per year while a front-line employee may make only $10,000 is because there are at least 1000 times more people who can do the front-line job than there are people who can run a company
You have greatness within you. Every living person has a unique gift, and our task is to find it, bring it out, polish it, and use it to make the world a better place for all. An artist has a gift of evoking emotional response through his/her art. An inventor has a gift for creating things that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. A writer has a gift for communicating thoughts and ideas that
Life is better when you let your inner light shine bright. Too many of us go through life trying to fit in with what other people think they should be. There are a couple of problems with this. First of all, life is a lot more fun when you go with your natural flow and do what you feel like doing than when you hold back and pretend to be someone you’re not. Another major
You can find magic anywhere if you know how to look. Most of us get so caught up in our daily lives and the way we expect things to be that we lose sight of the magic that supports and maintains the Universe we live in. When you’re open to experiencing magic right where you are, you open yourself to many wonderful possibilities.
A Great Power watches over you. One of the most beneficial beliefs held by those who truly enjoy life is that they are specially favored by a Divine Presence. Since our expectations become our reality, believing that you are always protected tends to help you avoid the pitfalls that trouble many others.
Inner peace comes when you slow down and enjoy the now. In our usual rush to get things done, we often overlook many wonderful places where we COULD sit for a while and enjoy a peaceful moment. Be on the lookout for such places, and you’ll be amazed at how many you find.
There’s nothing like a lazy summer day to revive the soul. One of the healthiest things we can do is to relax and allow ourselves to become open to the infinite possibilites that surround us on a daily basis. Relax, be open, and allow the Divine Essence of the Universe fill your soul.
It’s all relative. How good is good enough? As Og Mandino once wrote in “The Greatest Secret in the World“, (a book I highly recommend) “The greatest secret in the world is that you only have to be a small, measurable amount better than mediocrity… and you’ve got it made.” Most folks are so focused on how LITTLE they can do and still “get by”, that it really doesn’t take a lot of work to