The Altruistic Solution

After nearly 20 years of anxiety & depression & a near suicide attempt, I have found the solution. That solution is the unselfish concern for the welfare of others. I finally found true happiness in giving freely of myself to others. Helping others brought clarity & helped solve my problems too… it gave me purpose in a life that didn’t appear to have any… it filled my heart & mind with a sense of peace that I never got from trying to take from people. The goal for today: help others in any way I can & let happiness, peace & freedom rule the day! Have a great day everybody!

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Admit… Or Bury?

I made a mistake at work yesterday & my old thinking kicked in. I immediately started looking for someone else’s mistakes, so I could conveniently hide mine beneath theirs. Fortunately it didn’t take long for me to realize what I was doing & I was able to quickly turn it around. I turned my focus, attention & energy toward spotting, admitting & correcting my mistake… rather than trying to bury it & pretend it didn’t happen. The goal for today: know that personal responsibility & humility always feel better & bring better results, than fear & blame! Have a great day everybody!

Losing… Or Learning?

“Winning isn’t everything” ~Unknown. Actually, winning is everything… we just need to see it for what it is. On many, many occasions I “thought” I lost… but now I’m beginning to realize that the difference between winning & losing is usually a major misconception. For example: did I lose a job… or gain an opportunity? I believe that “losing” is really just “learning” and we should embrace that just as much as we do “winning” which really just means “already learned.” The goal for today: win… because there is really no such thing as losing! Have a great day everybody!

Approval

Stop seeking outside approval… life can ONLY be successfully lived from the inside out. Stop living by these societal standards based on material prosperity… the size of your house, car & bank account will never measure up to the size of your heart. Stop comparing yourself to others… what’s right for some people, may not be right for us all. We ALL know that it’s what’s inside that really matters… but there are very few living in accordance with that FACT. The goal for today: follow YOUR heart… rather than their standards! Have a great day everybody!

It’s Not Personal

We live in a very selfish, self-centered world. It’s hard to say that & have it not sound really negative & derogatory, but hear me out. I used to take everything personally. When someone would lie, cheat, steal, insult, offend, etc. etc… I would take it personally & get hurt or angry. Now I try really hard to not take anything personal, because I know that no one is doing anything “TO” me… they are doing it “FOR” themselves. That doesn’t make it right, but it proves that it isn’t personal. The goal for today: know that self-centered fear is the cause of wrong doing… & pray for them rather than taking it personally. Have a great day everybody!

Attitude

The attitude I take toward something dictates whether it’s right or wrong… & whether it makes me feel good or bad. About 13 years ago, a friend told me that if I wanted to live & be happy, I had to help someone other than myself. I didn’t like the idea & I didn’t want to do it, but I did want to live… so I tried it. I quickly realized that he was right… it immediately made me feel good about myself & that’s why I’m still doing it years later. The goal for today: take a positive attitude toward helping others & it is guaranteed to change your life for the better! Have a great day everybody!

Help Someone

If you are unhappy… you should find someone to help. If you are nervous… you should find someone to help. If you are angry… you should find someone to help. Helping others is ALWAYS at least part of the solution, to any & all problems. Altruism (the unselfish concern for the welfare of others) can NEVER fail to lift your spirits… but the catch is that it has to be truly selfless. If helping someone feels bad, it’s because you did it for the wrong reason. The goal for today: help others find peace & happiness, simply because it’s the Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!