Smile to life.
There’s power in this small action.
“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
You can change the world with your smile.
Smile are contagious. Infect as many people as you can.
“If you force yourself to smile, within a couple minutes, you feel happy.”
– Dean Norris
Smiling is the fuel to happiness.
Are you an optimist?
It’s more a choice than most will want to believe.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
– Helen Keller
Hope and confidence are the base of true optimism.
All the talk, all the nice turn of words can’t give you hope and confidence. You need to build it by yourself.
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.”
– Richard M. DeVos
When you get up lifted by someone else optimism, it’s temporary. In the end, you’ll get back to where you were before.
Only you can build your optimism.
“You have to look to the future with optimism instead of negative ideas. Take the good and the bad and face it head on.”
– Goldie Hawn
Don’t wait! You’ll never find the perfect set up.
Take action and go for it.
Adjust and keep going on.
If you wait, things will never get better.
Those who waits never get anywhere. Those who waits are also the ones whining.
Do you want to be among the whiners or the winners?
Always do your best.
There’s no perfection, only the will to reach for it.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Do your best for yourself first. People will notice as you best yourself again and again.
In time, the best are the peoples who bested themselves on and on. They don’t compare themselves with others.
“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
– Og Mandino
You need to develop the habit of being constant in your effort to besting yourself every day.
What do you like to do?
In what you like to do, find something that you are very good already in it. Then focus on developing it to become the best.
No one can do it for you. You’ll have to work hard and keep doing so.
I’ll recommend a great book from Og Mandino!
Strength is directly linked to your action as you face fear.
Don’t compare yourself with others.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Experience will help you understand and learn.
It’s way better to take action and make mistakes. Mistakes are the stones on which success is built.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
– Helen Keller
Without experience, success is just an illusion.
Here’s a good book about courage. War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion – Click here!
Bumps in the road are normal.
Don’t give up!
Get back up. Adjust. And keep going on.
Quitters never find success.
Success is not looking for quitters.
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
– Vince Lombardi
To be among the great, you need to be consistent.
Start your day with the goal to do better than yesterday.
“If you think you can do better, then do better. Don’t compete with anyone; just yourself.”
– Bob Fosse
Big project are done with people that are involved.
You can’t be involved if you don’t believe in the project.
Doing more than the average is the only way to reach the big result.
“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Big dream are built with people that outgrow the small ones.
Small dreams are steps onto the big ones.
When you do more than your best, you know you are on your way to reach your big dream.
“I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
We prepare, we plan but we can’t be absolutely sure of the outcome. We have to take a step into the unknown with hope that it will be all right.
Respect the success of others, because they took the step into the unknown.
« If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. »
– Thomas Aquinas
Are you taking the leap?
“Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.”
– Julia Cameron
There is no win without risk. Do you want to win?
Title: “The Lord of the Ring trilogy”
I’ve always been a fan of heroic fantasy.
This trilogy is in my top 10.
Why would I choose a violent movie as up lifting?
Because of the positive subject around the violence. Yes, it’s a violent movie. But, the main subject is about doing the best you can. Going all the way, if needed be, to even give your life.
Friendship is also a powerful subject in the movies.
One of the section I like a lot in “The return of the king”, is when Faramir talk with Éowyn about the weather a few days after the battle of Minas Tirith.
- Eowyn: “The city has fallen silent.” “There is no warmth left in the sun.” “It grows so cold.”
- Faramir: “It’s just the damp of the first spring rain.” “I do not believe this darkness will endure.”
Just a little part of the movie that is giving us a good example of how you can change your point of view and change your reality.
Get your copy of this trilogy!
Greed is not about the accumulation of wealth. It’s the accumulation of wealth at the expense of someone else labors.
“There is no greed in desiring more, there is only greed in stealing the labors of others.”
– Jeremy Locke
It’s ok to want more. It’s ok to have more. As long as you don’t steal it.
The important part here is stealing. Stealing is never a good thing.
The Robin Hood story is just wrong. Even if you give back to people in need, stealing is not a good thing.
“There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority.”
– Charles Kuralt
Do wonderful things for others. Earn the wealth you want doing so. Earn as much as you want.
You can be a good energy into the life of a lot of people as you earn the wealth you desire.