“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
I spoke to a group recently who had expressed interest in my commitment to staying positive. All I could share with them was my history, including my setbacks. Over the years I have found that staying still because of what tomorrow may hold anchors you in a place where you cannot move to a better tomorrows.
Bottom line — if you want a better life you must keep going.
Here are some thoughts offered by Angel Chernoff that I appreciate.
4 Powerful Lessons We Gradually Learn the Hard Way
1. The vast majority of what is stressing you out today probably won’t matter a month from now. Shake it off, reset, and bring your attention back to what’s truly important. Remember, what you focus on grows. Stop micromanaging your time and start better managing your focus, so you can move forward.
2. In life, goodbyes can be a gift. When certain people walk away from you, and certain opportunities close their doors on you, there is no need to hold on to them or pray to keep them present in your life. If they close you out, take it as a direct indication that these people, circumstances, and opportunities are not a part of the next chapter in your life. It’s a hint that your personal growth requires someone different or something more, and life is making room.
3. Realize that life is simply a collection of little chances for happiness, each lived one moment at a time. That some time each day should be spent noticing the beauty in the space between the big events. That moments of dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, realize that life is about being present, watching and listening and working without a clock and without anticipation of results at every moment, and sometimes, on really good days, for letting these little moments fill your heart with gratitude.
4. Eventually you will end up where you need to be, doing the right things, alongside the right people. Patience is the key. And remember, patience is not about waiting, it is the ability to maintain a positive outlook while working diligently for what you believe in, step by step.
The bottom line is, despite the real world challenges you face, the biggest and most complex obstacle you will have to personally overcome on a daily basis is your own mind…
YES, YOU CAN THINK BETTER, which means you can tap into your inner strength and ultimately live better.
“Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”
A young executive is working late one evening. As he comes out of his office about 8 PM he sees the Big Boss standing by the shredder in the hallway, a piece of paper in his hand.
“Do you know how to work this thing?” the older man asks. “My secretary’s gone home and I don’t know how to run it.”
“Yes, sir,” says the young executive, who turns on the machine, takes the paper from the other man, and feeds it in.
“Now,” says his boss, “I just need the one copy…”
All men have the same amount of hormones. If you want to use yours growing hair, that’s your business.
She said: I’m A Senior Citizen
I’m the life of the party…even when it lasts till 8 p.m.
I’m very good at opening child-proof caps with a hammer.
I’m usually interested in going home before I get to where I’m going.
I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I’m smiling all the time because I can’t hear a word you are saying.
I’m aware that other people’s grandchildren are not as bright as mine.
I’m so cared for: Long term care, Eye care, Private care, Dental care . . .
I’m not grouchy, I just don’t like traffic, waiting, crowds, children, politicians.
I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a secure place.
I’m realizing that aging is not for sissies.
I’m anti-everything now: Anti-fat, Anti-smoke, Anti-noise, Anti-inflammatory . .
I’m going to reveal what goes on behind closed doors . . .Absolutely nothing!
I’m sure they are making adults much younger these days.
I’m in the initial stage of my golden years: SS, CD’s, IRA’s, AARP. . .
I’m supporting all movements now . . .by eating bran, prunes and raisins.
I’m a walking storeroom of facts . . . I’ve just lost the storeroom.
Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.
Doug: I know you’re crazy about that little daughter of yours. What are you going to do when she starts to date?
Bill: I figure I’ll take the first young man aside, put my arm around his shoulder, and pull him close to me so that only he can hear. Then I’ll say, “Do you see that sweet, little young lady? She’s my only daughter, and I love her very much. If you were thinking about touching, kissing, or being physically affectionate to her in any way, just remember this: I don’t mind going BACK to prison.”
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
A person enters a service station and asks for the quickest way to get to Oak St.
The attendant says, “Are you walking or driving?”
The person says, “Driving.”
The attendant responds, “That’s the quickest way”.
Your marriage is in trouble if your wife says, “You’re only interested in one thing,” and you can’t remember what it is.
A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards.
She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps?”
The clerk says, “What denomination?”
The woman says, “Oh my God. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.”
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
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