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Personal Development Insights

This post contains some of my favorite Personal Development thoughts from, My Daily Insights.  It is a service that sends out a bit of daily inspiration every morning.  If you are interested, you can learn more here:

My Daily Insights

  • The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become.
  • Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
  •  Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
  •  Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
  •  It is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something.  You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others.
  • Today is a new day!  Many will seize this day. Many will live it to the fullest. Why not you?
  • Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
  • When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
  • The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
  • Man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it,whether by…a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
  • There is a little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference.  That little difference is attitude.  The big difference is whether it is positive or negative
  • Age wrinkles the body.  Quitting wrinkles the soul.
  • Expecting nothing bad to happen to you because you’re a good person  is like expecting a bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.
  • He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.
  • Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
  • Believing in your self is the biggest component of mental toughness.
  • There are two big forces at work, external and internal.  We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain.  What really matters is internal force.  How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.
  • The two things I have learn are that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
  • And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
  • In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
  • Failure is an event, not a person.  Yesterday ended last night.
  • People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change.

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