Easier Said Than Done

“Easier said than done”… I say this to people a lot… but recently, I’m beginning to realize that it’s only half true.

Doing the Right thing is always easier than doing the wrong thing… the hard part is to understand what that means.

Example: There is a big difference between earning what I get out of life & constantly struggling to survive.

Putting the effort into living a good life is infinitely easier than trying to live a good life without putting the effort into it.

The goal for today, work hard… & life won’t be so hard!

Have a great day everybody!

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Love… without exception

Someone recently said to me… “I’m glad I don’t have a ‘Bad Side’ anymore” & it made me smile.

Anger… resentment… hatred… these are some of the most destructive forces on earth!

We justify & defend our anger… we revel in it, as if it were a good thing… sometimes we flat out love it & can’t wait to spread it around & share it with others.

IT’S GOT TO STOP!

The goal for today, Love my family… Love my friends… Love my neighbors… Love my ex’s… Love my rivals… & Love my enemies!

Love… without exception!

Have a great day everybody!

Positive Emotion = Positive Outcome

I can control my emotions by understanding how they work.

I take a piece of information… attach an emotion… & get a physical outcome.

Example: Someone calls me an idiot… I feel hurt… I hang my head & feel bad about myself.

The first & last parts are out of my hands… but the middle, where I choose an emotion, is entirely up to me.

If someone calls me an idiot… & I choose to be compassionate toward them… then the physical outcome will be Peace!

The goal for today, choose a positive emotion & get a positive outcome!

Have a great day everybody!

Accountability & Freedom

Yesterday, I talked about being in control of my own emotions & a friend pointed out what a powerful thing that can be.

Knowing that I am in control of my thoughts, feelings & actions holds me accountable for my own happiness, or lack thereof… no more blaming others when things don’t turn out right.

But at the same time, it sets me free… I’m no longer at the mercy of the world around me.

The goal for today, I will embrace accountability & responsibility in order to experience true Freedom!

Thanks for the inspiration Joe!
http://powerofpies.wordpress.com

Have a great day everybody!

I Control My Thoughts & Feelings… They Don’t Control Me

“Our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs” ~Anon.

Any time I feel sad, lonely, depressed or anxious… I want to think about how I can be helpful to someone else.

If I sit & dwell on my bad feelings, they get worse… if I turn my thinking away from the negative to something positive & constructive, like helping others, those feelings are driven out.

The goal for today, stay positive & know that I control my thoughts & feelings… they don’t control me!

Have a great day everybody!

Happy = Right

Do you want to be right… or do you want to be happy?

I like this little saying & after a few years of trying to understand & practice it… here is what I’ve learned:

1) Even if you are right about what you are arguing about… the fact that you are arguing about it, makes you wrong.

2) There are some things that simply are not important enough to argue about.

3) There are some arguments that simply cannot be won.

The goal for today, remember that right doesn’t always equal Right… happy equals Right!

Have a great day everybody!

Grow Happier Every Day

The key to living a perfectly happy, healthy, useful, productive life is to be 100% Selfless, Honest, Pure & Loving.

I’m not perfect… but it’s not because I don’t know how to be.

I guess my point is this… even though I still make mistakes, I’m no longer confused about how it happened & if I know what caused it… I can fix it.

If I’m not happy, healthy, useful & productive… I simply need to be more Selfless, Honest, Pure & Loving.

The goal for today, strive for perfection & grow happier every day!

Have a great day everybody!