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    We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears. – Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

    It’s January again. Each New Year is an exciting time. It symbolized transformation and starting new. It’s a time when we can let go of the old, shed our past and begin again. It is a time for new inspirations, new hopes,  resolutions, changes.

    Nevertheless, how many times have I told myself that I will make a positive change and be a better person each new year?  I always get off track and lose sight of the life I meant to live. December rolls around and I wondered what happened. Where did I go wrong? My excitement became fear. My hopes, emptied.

    time to reset

    While I can’t exactly travel back in time, there are certain ways I can “reboot” my life. I need to find my “reset button”. Pressing the reset button in my life everyday is a good alternative. I do not have to wait for December again to see how far or how much I have changed.

    Why everyday? It is because each day I am faced with obstacles to move forward and be focused. Laziness, bad weather, hurt feelings, rude people, gripes and groans, traffic, sad or bad news, inflation, debts, unloving persons or situations and a lot of negative or “unwanted files” tend to get into my system.  At the end of the day, I cannot hardly emit a “beep”. Instead, a message “invalid procedure” is displayed by my gesture and finally I shut down just like a computer.

    However, with each gift of a new day, I should debug my life and re-install good moods, kind words, and loving actions and just like computers, I should pick a life restore point and start reconnecting with people, things and nature.

    I may backslide from time to time but I won’t let it deter me.  Life is an ever-changing process and nothing is final.  Just like what Confucious said: “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”

    Each day is a chance to begin anew. Before I know it, I will be the person I always wanted to be.

    Reset the button

    Starting today, let us promise ourselves to press our “reset button” everyday.  Let us promise ourselves not to wait for another day, another month or year.  We should not wait until the beginning of the year to make resolutions.

    Each new day is a new beginning.  Instead of saying “one day”, let us say “starting today.”  Start today with this promise:

    Promise yourself
    to dream more and hesitate less.

    Promise yourself
    to believe in yourself more
    and judge yourself less by
    the accomplishments of others.

    Promise yourself
    to accept life as it comes
    and truly make each day special.

    Promise yourself
    to become more independent
    and more willing to change.

    Promise yourself
    to fill your life
    with special times,
    and make your dreams come true. – Deanna Beisser

    PROMISES Quotes

    When a man takes an oath… he’s holding his own self in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then – he needn’t hope to find himself again. – Robert Bolt

    Oaths are but words, and words but wind. –Samuel Butler

    Better a broken promise than none at all.” –Mark Twain

    Promises are like babies:  easy to make, hard to deliver. – Unknown

    Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves. –Lawrence LeShan

    He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Better break your word than do worse in keeping it. –Thomas Fuller

    He is poor indeed who can promise nothing. –Thomas Fuller

    The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. –Napoleon Bonaparte

    Promise a lot and give even more. –Anthony J. D`Angelo

    Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future. –Hannah Arendt

    God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage. –Bulgarian Proverb

    Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible. –Hannah Arendt

    Vote for the man who promises least. He’ll be the least disappointing. –Bernard Baruch

    God… doesn’t promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. – Patricia Heaton

    Promise is most given when the least is said. –George Chapman

    Losers make promises they often break.  Winners make commitments they always keep. –Denis Waitley

    A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain. –Arabian Proverb

    One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes. –Friedrich Nietzsche

    Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day. –German Proverb

    You cannot live on other people’s promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own. –Mark Caine

    The man who promises everything is sure to fulfill nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition. –Carl Jung

    Put up or shut up. –American Proverb

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    Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. – King Whitney Jr.

    “Go back to Italy. There’s no future for you here in the Philippines”, quipped my brother when he sensed my decision to stay in our country permanently. “Future” is one dream for thousands of Filipinos who wanted to go abroad, seek greener pastures and live well: materially!.


    It’s official – I’m staying and am joining the ranks of the ordinary self-employed in our country. Everyone is asking me why in the world I’d risk leaving a stable job – with great people, good economic compensation, better retirement benefits, secured health insurance, etc. – for something with no guarantees or unstable life.

    The best answer I came up with: I want to know how the story’s going to end, and I can’t do that without a serious commitment to STOP COMPROMISING.

    Inside of us have these competing desires or needs between security and independence, oftentimes, we always end up halfway between them, resulting to frustrations. I have to make a choice and take an overwhelming risk and courage to face an awful or an embarrassing failure.

    I believe it is not yet too late to believe in working and living with minimal stress using our creativity, intelligence, and authenticity.

    This is another important chapter in my life. My passion is driving me to make a new page, here is where the magic begins. The price of admission is high but I’m sure, miracles will supply me the resources I need for my endeavor.


    You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. – Tom Brokaw

    It is never too late to become what you might have been. – George Eliot

    They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

    Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. – Carol Burnett

    Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. –Christina Baldwin

    We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. – Harrison Ford

    Things do not change; we change. – Henry David Thoreau

    Nothing endures but change. – Heraclitus

    Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Tolstoy

    Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests. – Lance Armstrong

    The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique: a change of heart. – John Welwood

    Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the heat. – Caroline Schoeder

    The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstacy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. – I. Krishnamurti

    Nothing is easy to the unwilling. – Thomas Fuller

    If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou

    The shape of our lives is defined by our insertion into institutions and systems whose interlocking power generates the “virtual reality” we experience. Such ‘knowledge’ is so thoroughly a part of our world view that it simply would not occur to most people to question it. Yet underneath this reality is another, sub-institutional reality in which very different responses are simply acted out. This is the reality in which everyone, until very recently, lived. – David Schwartz

    The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. – Marilyn Ferguson

    Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. – John Steinbeck

    We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don’t, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions. – Jessamyn West

    The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created–created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination. – John Schaar

    Don’t fear change, embrace it. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

    Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. – Goethe

    Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions. – William James

    Change in all things is sweet. – Aristotle

    If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now. – James Hillman

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

    Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers. – Unknown

    When you blame others, you give up your power to change. – Dr. Robert Anthony

    Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. – Robert Frost

    A reporter interviewing A.J. Muste, who during the Vietnam War stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle, one rainy night asked,”Mr. Muste, do you really think you are going to change the policies of this country by standing out here alone at night with a candle?” Muste replied, “Oh, I don’t do it to change the country, I do it so the country won’t change me. – Andrea Ayvazian

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