Friday, May 8, 2009


You Are Remarkable

The starting point of maturity is the realization that “No one is coming to the rescue.” Everything you are or ever will be is entirely up to you.

Take Charge

This life is not a rehearsal for anything else. This is the real thing. The game is on. Time is passing quickly, and all of your decisions and indecisions, your actions and inactions, have added up to create the life you’re living at this very minute. If you want things to be different in the future, you’ll have to make things different in the present. You’ll have to take complete charge of yourself and your life and make things change, because they won’t change by themselves.

Make A Decision

Self-management is really personal management, time management, life management. It’s putting your hands firmly on the steering wheel of your life and then taking yourself in your chosen direction. Remember the old Confucian saying, “If you don’t change the road you’re traveling on, you’ll probably end up where you’re going.” Every successful man or woman in America or in the world for that matter; made, at one time or another, a firm decision about where he or she wanted to go and then took deliberate steps to get there.

This is a nice reminder to me to take initiative. A good scripture that goes hand and hand with this quote is Doctrine & Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cannon of Scripture; It is D&C 123:17: Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us acheerfully bdo all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the csalvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

These are glaring and sobering truths that I share in hopes to lift others as much as a reminder and to boost myself when I feel like throwing in the towel; or start feeling sorry for myself.

Dr .Viktor E. Frankl, holocaust survivor and neurologist/ psychiatrist, said (Man's Search for Meaning)

On Choosing One's Attitude
"Everything can be taken from a man but ...the last of the human freedoms - to choose
one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." p.104

May these words aide you to discover a never ending well of strength inside yourself to overcome your challenge today. And maybe you will even find strength beyond your own in others or perhaps even a higher power.


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