And how will I master my emotions so that everyday is a happy day, and a productive one? I will learn this secret of the ages: Weak is he who he permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. Each day, when I awake, I will follow this plan of battle before I am captured by the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure.
If I feel depressed, I will sing.
If I feel sad, I will laugh.
If I feel ill, I will double my labor.
If I feel fear, I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior, I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain, I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty, I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent, I will remember past success.
If I feel insignificant, I will remember my goals.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
If I become overconfident, I will recall my failure.
If I overindulge, I will thing of past hungers.
If I feel complacency, I will remember my competition.
If I enjoy moments of greatness, I will remember my competition.
If I feel all-powerful, I will try to stop the wind.
If I attain great wealth, I will remember one unfed mouth.
If I become overly proud, I will remember a moment of weakness.
If I feel my skill is unmatched, I will look at the stars.
Today I will be master of my emotions.
From the book "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino
|Admit it: you don't believe in one reality |
anymore. So choose. Choose to be here.
"I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there; I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere.
I searched on the moutains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either.
I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond thair under-standing.
I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that i saw him; he was nowhere else to be found." ~ Jelaluddin Rumi
"Excellence can be obtained if you:
...care more than others think is wise;
...risk more than others think is safe;
...dream more than others think is practical;
...expect more than others think is possible."
"Excellence is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency..." ~ Anonymous
"Whatever said was for you, and for you only!" ~ Morpheus
"They put you in a cell and took everything they could take except your life. And you believed that was all there was, didn't you? The only thing you had left was your life, but it wasn't, was it?" ~ V
"Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness. " ~ the Architech
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"You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant." ~ The Architect
Yoda: "I sense fear in you!"
Anakin: "What does have to do with anything?"
Yoda: "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear. Not absence of fear." ~ Mark Twain
"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist!..." ~ Keiser Soze
"Find out what is it in life that you don't do well; and then don't do that thing!" ~ The most interesting man in the world
Neo: "But if you already know, how can I make a choice?"
The Oracle: "Because you didn't come here to make the choice, you've already made it. You're here to try to understand *why* you made it. I thought you'd have figured that out by now."
"One bright day in the middle of night two dead boys rose to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot one another. A deaf policeman heard the noise, and saved the lives of the two dead boys. If you don't believe this lie is true, ask the blind man, he saw it too. " ~ Anonymous
"Nothing in universe happens early or late, actually everything happens right on time." ~ Shams Tabrizi
"you will never fulfill your destiny until you let go of the illusion of control." ~ Master Oogway
"Karma's a word. Like 'love'. A way of saying 'what I am here to do.' I do not resent my karma - I'm grateful for it ... And so I do what I must do to honor it." ~ Rama-Kandra
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." ~ Jelaluddin Rumi
"You said you wanted to live without fear. I wish there'd been an easier way, but there wasn't." ~ V