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I know people who equates success with money, wealth or career, and self-independence. Same people who scoffs at my idea to return back in the Philippines. “There is no money in the Philippines!” they say.
I told them success isn’t about achieving something in the future, but about doing something right now what you love…just like what Henry David Thoreau said:
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” –
What I always imagined is always here inside my room. I am sharing you my seven secrets of success for everyday:
I believe it is necessary to save riches in heaven. This is the highest aim we can have. Let us focus our priorities and our thoughts on heavenly things like love, peace of mind, generostity, etc with people we interact with everyday. Then, we are saving our treasures in heaven
“where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” -Matthew 6:19-21
How many times in a day are we losing our temper and composure? How do we handle our stressful job, a nagging wife, a jealous partner, irritating client or co-worker, traffic, etc?? I like the way the Americans’ would say: “Cool Man!” We should be telling this mantra to ourselves first.
This does not refer only in beating deadlines or appointments. This is being aware of how much quality time are we spending with the person we love. There should not be “tomorrow” in making up with our mistakes or selfishness. The tme is now.
We are rational beings but oftentimes, we let our animal instinct and reflex to get hold on us . “Hold your horses” they say or count up to 10 when our negative emotions are at its peak.
The world cannot be only a physical place, it can be looking inside the “world” of a child, an old person, a sick person, a prostitute, an addict, a homosexual, or anyone who is marginalize by our society. If we manage to discover and penetrate their world, compassion and generosity will grow in us.
Everyday is a learning and lifetime process. Anyone who stops learning is old whether you are twenty and eighty says Henry Ford. Do you agree?
Failures and obstacles should not block us. The song of “WIN” by Brian Mcknight must be a humming tune inside our hearts in times of downfalls.
Success for me is finding joy, passion, love, awesome-ness right now, in this moment. This is a success one can achieve, without any self-help course, without any method. Just go out and do it. Share it as well.
What is your secret of success?
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen! – Sasha Azevedo, Actress (1978 May 20)
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” – Helen Keller
The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…. One step at a time. – unknown
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – John Wooden, Basketball Coach
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks
– Winston Churchill
There are two types of people
who are failures in life…
Those who do not listen to
those who listen to EVERYBODY – Unknown
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.”
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
– Booker T. Washington
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.– Confucius
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed – Ray Goforth
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Attitude is everything…- J. D’Angelo
If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
– Albert Einstein
“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”
– Tom Landry
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
– Sir Winston Churchill
Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen
Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.
– Vaibhav Shah
I CAN’T=I Certainly Am Not Trying – rosanna sarte
I love the story about the high school basketball coach who was attempting to motivate his players to persevere through a difficult season. Halfway through the season he stood before the team and said,”Did Micheal Jordan ever quit?” The team responded,”No!” He yelled,”What about Wright brothers?Did they ever give up?” “No!” hollered back the team.”Did Muhammad Ali ever quit?” Again the team yelled, “No!” “Did Elmer McAllister ever quit?”
There was a long silence. Finally, one player was bold enough to ask,”Who’s Elmer McAllister?We’ve never heard of him.” The coach snapped back,”Of course you’ve never heard of him – he quit! – anonymous
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that is why we recommend it daily.
– Zig Ziglar
The seed of the chinese bamboo tree spends five years under the ground with no growth whatsoever but in the fifth year it grows over 80 feet tall, have a little patience in life, your success might just be around the corner.
– Dade Keshinro
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.- Pablo Picasso
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
– James Allen
Show me someone who’s never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone whose never achieved much.
– Joan Collins
Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
– ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson
asked for strength and
God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom and
God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity and
God gave me brawn and brains to work.
I asked for courage and
God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for patience and
God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.
I asked for love and
God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors and
God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted
I received everything I needed.
My prayers have all been answered.
For every door that opens, two more will slam in your face. But that doesn’t mean you should stop knocking.
– Susan Gale
“Love doesn’t lie, people do. Love doesn’t leave, people do. Love surely doesn’t leave you broken and annoyed. That’s something only a person is capable of doing. Don’t blame love, if it’s not in you.” –DeAndre Carswell
Are you happy with your relationship?Do you still feel the need to hold on to it even when you no longer feel its magical power of not being annoyed by your partner’s smell, look, opinions and behavior?
You slowly feel your needs are not satisfied. Emotionally, physically, financially, sexually and morally you feel like going down the drain.You feel hurt, in pain and alone.You might post your status in Facebook from “ In a relationship” to “it’s complicated” leaning to “single” and finally “unstable”!
Now let’s take an honest look at the mirror and ask ourselves “what have I done for this relationship?” “Am I still committed to this relationship?”For me it is important to believe that love is MORE than just a feeling. Love is also a decision, a commitment, a choice.Having said so, let us evaluate 5 important areas of our relationship.
5. Don’t keep score – Keeping score is one of the most damaging things you can do to your relationship. I did the dishes last night, it’s his turn to apologize , it’s her turn to clean the bathroom, sexual intimacy is going zero every week, etc. Keeping score leads to resentment, hard feelings and a whole lot of stuff. If you find yourself starting to keep score -STOP- get together and talk. Talk about joint responsibilities, set realistic expectations, and talk openly about how you may feel you’re being taken for granted and where the other person could pitch in.
All relationships have their ups and downs just like a roller coaster. It does not ride at a continuous high all the time. Working together through the hard times will make the relationship stronger. Patience, respect , listening skills and love are our handy tools.
So try to make a good sense of a bad relationship by examining it as a reflection of your beliefs about yourself. Don’t just run away from a bad relationship; you’ll only repeat it with the next partner.Let us examine it and use it as a mirror to look at yourself, to understand what in you is creating this relationship.
Change yourself before you change your relationship. Remember, love is not an absolute, not a limited commodity that you’re in of or out of.It’s a feeling that ebbs and flows depending on how you treat each other.If you learn new ways to interact, the feelings can come flowing back, often stronger than before. What do you think?
Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière
Celebrate every relationship you have ever had. For better or worse, our relationships are our best teachers. And on a soul level, we’ve attracted each and every one of them so we can learn and grow. -Dr. Christiane Northrup
Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one. – Don Miguel Ruiz
Relationships are harder now because conversations became texting, arguments became phone calls, feelings became subliminal messages online. Sex became easy, the word “love” gets used out of context, insecurities have become your way of thinking. Getting jealous became a habit, trust has been lost, cheating became an accident, leaving became the only option and being hurt became natural. –unknown
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. – Emily Kimbrough
There are days when you need someone who just wants to be your sunshine and not the air you breathe. –Robert Brault
Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. – Leo Buscaglia
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? – Stephen Levine
Assumptions are the termites of relationships. – Henry Winkler
I felt it shelter to speak to you. – Emily Dickinson
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmor
Relationships: If you put up with it, you’re going to end up with it. Set the standard you want and don’t settle for less. -Steve Maraboli
Every relationship can be a lesson in self-worth. The person who is the hardest to forgive is the one who can teach you the greatest lessons. Its important to remember, that when you believe that – We are all One, its virtually impossible to find that hurting another feels good. For hurting another means hurting yourself. So-called irresponsible behavior vanishes and your gifted with the freedom to create a new life.” –Neale Donald Walsch
To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship. – Doménico Cieri Estrada
Never give up on someone you can’t go a day without thinking about. –Author Unknown
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. -Author Unknown
Don’t bring baggage from an ex-relationship into your next relationship…unless you want it to be a short trip.” –Robert Tew
Without a single thought, two hands collide and the world finally makes sense again. – Kayla Dawn
Happiness is having a dream you cannot let go of and a partner who would never ask you to. – Robert Brault
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire. – Robert Brault
Plan your relationships around your life… Not your life around your relationships. –Robert Tew
Not all relationships are meant to last, they’re just practice for the one that does. -Linda Poindexter
Love makes the relationship. Trust makes the difference in the success of the relationship. –Mark Amend