Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.
"Your willingness is the most important factor. And willingness comes when you connect to a solid, meaningful reason why... Discipline, integrity and effective action are tools that you can use at any time and in any situation to achieve valuable results. Follow a purpose that is truly yours, and it's not that difficult at all".
-- Ralph Marston
are tormented and suffering in ways that you will not understand. Their
horrible acts are extensions of that pain. We also have to say to you --
no one who is not a vibrational match to that could be their victim."
joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came
to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it's the
only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you
really are. That's all you'd need".
-- Michael Keaton
-- Ralph Marston
-- Ralph Marston
-- Debbie Ford, Why Good People Do Bad Things:
How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy
"If you want to enjoy longevity, you must have healthy habits. If you are in the habit of starving your most important relationships of time, energy and love, how can you expect a happy outcome? If you spend money on the fly or don’t save any money, your bad habits will lead you to a never-ending cycle of work.
"Shift yourself out of your bad habits
Fortunately, you can jump from this bad habits path anytime you want. It’s a very simple process – it just takes some applied focus. Here’s the step-by-step process I recommend:
1. Clearly identify your bad or unproductive habits. Write them down.
* Be specific.
* Remember to consider the long-term consequences should you continue in this bad habit. As an example, a couple cigarettes a day may not seem like much, but after 10 years, the buildup of having smoked 7,300 cigarettes remains in your system.
* Consider habits at home, in your communications and relations with others, at work, in your driving habits, in your free time, and in matters related to your physical, emotional and spiritual health.
* Be totally honest.
2. Define your new successful habit and visualize its results in your life. Your new habit is usually the simple opposite of your bad habit. To motivate yourself, think about all the benefits and rewards for adopting your new successful habit. The more vividly you describe the benefits and create the picture in your mind, the more likely you are to take action.
3. Create a three-part action plan.For every bad habit, there are at least 15 action steps you can take to help you stop. Put some time into this and think about it – it’s easy to come up with action steps, but they have to be YOUR action steps that you know are within your realm of taking. As an example, if you want to stop smoking, hypnosis therapy may be more preferable than a nicotine patch. Don’t list action steps that you know in your heart you won’t do.
4. For the next three weeks, schedule these action steps into your day.If you know you want to start exercising three times a week, schedule it now in your appointment book. If you want to start reading uplifting books, schedule an hour in your daily schedule and make plans now as to where you will read without interruption. Whatever the new habit, work it into your schedule for the month ahead as most habits – even the very ugliest ones – can be completely re-patterned in this short time-frame.
5. Then, take action! Start with one habit that you really want to change. Focus on your three immediate steps and put them into action. Do it now. Remember, nothing will change until YOU do."
-- Mark Victor Hansen
-- The Boy Scout Encyclopedia, 1952.
about your choice of thought. Because you live in a world that is
determined to show you every pocket of despair. So you must diligently
choose. But it gets easier and easier and easier to do so. Right now, it
may feel to you like those moments of Connection are the rare ones.
There will be a time when those moments of Connection will feel so
normal that it will shock you when you get into a place of
-- Barack Obama, yesterday in Jersey City
-- Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier.
1. Be who you wish to be. Whenever you find yourself contemplating the idea of becoming, stop and repeat the phrase, "I do not need to become, I will be this person beginning right now."
2. Solve the problem. It is folly to lament the fact that you have a problem. What you must do is decide on a solution and try it.
3. Concentrate. Whatever you do, put everything into it. If you decide to be lazy, be lazy, concentrate on your laziness! When you relax, really relax.
4. Have faith. Believe in yourself, believe in the religion of your choice (if you choose one at all), believe in an idea or goal. Believe that you can conquer stress through the stress-free habit.
5. Meditate. Meditation is a vehicle for bringing the other four principles into perspective on a regular and orderly basis. Meditation is at the heart of the routine practice of the stress-free habit. It is also one of the best tools available for helping us learn to concentrate".
-- John M. Perkins , Adapted from The Stress-Free Habit, by John M. Perkins (Inner Traditions, 1989).
is polite to all, especially to women, children, old people, and the
weak and helpless. He must not take pay for being helpful or
-- The Boy Scout Encyclopedia, 1952
-- Jeremy Taylor
As you do, be authentic. Your greatest accomplishments are the ones that contain the greatest quantity of you.
Be innovative and creative. The challenges you face will melt away when you apply fresh, original thinking to them.
Remember not to take yourself too seriously. You'll climb much higher when you're thoroughly enjoying the effort.
As you move forward, do so with genuine and persistent integrity. That way, the results you create will be results that are actually worth attaining.
Today you stand at the beginning of a grand adventure, with the very real and present opportunity to shape this year into the best one ever. Begin now, take the initiative, and never stop living life according to who you know you are."
-- Ralph Marston
-- Howard Thurman