Yes, thank you so much for the reminders to stay focused on the important things and let the rest go. I've found that Stephen Covey' book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" is, well, highly effective as an aid in determining priorities in terms of character, relationships, and specific goals, and then setting up a gameplan to get there. He points out that everytime we think the problem is out there, to stop ourselves -- that this thought is the problem. The issue is with us and with what we ought to be doing. I love the emphasis on proactivity and on carrying our "emotional weather" with us wherever we go and focusing on developing our "being" , rather than being reactive.
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Prioritize, Act, Persist, Truth, Donít Multitask, & Be Rewarded
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior "I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything."
"Take a fresh look at what you can, and cannot, control: We have little control over arising thoughts or passing emotions; we can only control our actions." - Dan Millman
The Laws of Success "The Law of Persistence: Your ability to persist in the face of adversities, setbacks, and disappointments is your measure of your belief in yourself. Persistence is the iron quality of success; if you persist long enough you must eventually succeed." - Brian Tracy
Words of Wisdom "If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out." - Rabindranath Tagore
The Power of Appreciation "Effective listening tip: Be present and fully engaged - don't multitask." - Mike Robbins
Proverbs "The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his." - Proverbs 14:14 NIV
"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan "Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals." "If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees." "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." -- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist
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