Always Define Your Desired Outcome
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My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right? —Charles M. Schulz (1955, by Roger Higgins; Public Domain) Advertisements
What Are You Passionate About?
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. —Malcom Forbes (Photo by Dan Fador, Pixabay;
Despite How You Feel, Take Focused Action Now
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in. —Charles Dickens (1867, by Jeremiah Gurney; Public Domain) Advertisements
There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment – and you start to decline. —Andy Grove...
Decide Upon Future Actions Now
When possible, make the decision now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment. —William B. Given, Jr. (photo by Pixabay; Free...
A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her. —W.C. Fields (1938; Public Domain) Advertisements
Disraeli on Opportunity
One secret of success in life is for one to be ready for their opportunity when it comes. —Benjamin Disraeli (Public Domain) Advertisements
Take Charge of Your Life, or Circumstances Will
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. —Plutarch Advertisements
Frankl on Purpose
There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life. —Viktor Frankl (by...
Learn to Enjoy the Moment
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. —William Feather Advertisements
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. —George Carlin (Creative Commons) Advertisements
Our Focus Shapes Our Fate
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with...
Michener on Persistence
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. —James A. Michener
Simplify Your Life
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over...
Bradbury on Charting Your Own Path
Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life. —Ray Bradbury...
Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution. —Albert Einstein (1921, by Ferdinand Schmutzer; Public Domain)
Accept the natural state around you; instead of fighting it, use it as a tool to gain leverage
Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not. —Galileo Galilei (1636, by Justus Sustermans; Public Domain)
Control What You Feed Your Mind
Relentless, repetitive self-talk is what changes our self-image. —Denis Waitley As a wealth manager, I have had a “control group” of clients to study over the course of a generation. Some are...
Have a strong set of rules to live by, and assure your actions follow those rules
If you don’t behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave. —Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1952; Fair Use)
Focus Your Mind on Lofty Thoughts and Aspirations