““The whole point of life is to live NOW in this present moment, always.
If one makes a fetish of improving conditions in the future,
one lives neither in the apparent present nor in the illusory future.”
- Ramesh Balsekar”
Persist, and small actions lead to big results. Persist, and you make time work in your favor.
If you give up after the first or second attempt, your level of success will be mediocre at best. When you persist for as long as it takes, you’re able to create magnificent, outstanding achievements.
Persistence is not a complicated or inaccessible strategy. All you have to do is choose to keep going.
After a successful day, instead of resting on your accomplishments, keep going. After a disappointing day, instead of wallowing in self pity, keep going.
Persist, and the small steps forward add together to create great advances. Persist, and even the setbacks will eventually work in your favor.
Set your sights on a worthy, meaningful goal, and persist. With persistence, you can take yourself anywhere you choose.
“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”
“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”
“The most effective way to prevent what’s bad is to promote what’s good. The best way to influence behavior is not to control and regulate, but to inspire and motivate.
You get more for your efforts when they’re applied in a positive direction. Instead of fighting against what you dislike, work to build and support what you value and desire.
The answer to despair is not to despise it, for that only adds to it. The answer is to overwhelm it with goodness and love.
Focus your attention and energy on what works, and make more of it. Celebrate what is good and right, useful and valuable, and allow it to grow. Nurture, promote and support what you love about life.
Delight in the good things, and give the power of your joy to them. Be a positive force by acting with positive purpose. Give your awareness and energy to the good side of life, and make it stronger than ever.”
Be your best by being you. Be highly effective by being highly authentic.
Stop wasting your effort and energy to hide who you truly are. Your greatest value is in your own uniqueness, so let that value freely flow from you.
There is great power in truth. In the truth of who you are is the power to be the best you can be.
Allow the boundless energy of your authentic desires to keep you enthusiastic and inspired. Let yourself be unapologetically who you are and let your beautiful inner value be expressed in ways that benefit all those around you.
Say what you know is true, and do what you know is right. Give your best by being faithful to what you know is best.
Let everyone else be like everyone else. Your most rewarding role is to be you.
— Ralph Marston
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”
“The strongest leaders do not command, they empower.
– Ralph Marston”
What you need to hear
Many times, what you need to hear is not what you want to hear. Yet when you pay heed to what you need to hear, it can make a positive difference in the direction of your life.
It can be painful to hear an uncomfortable truth about yourself. It can also be highly useful, and even transformative.
Is there something you’ve been avoiding admitting to yourself, something you need to hear? Go ahead, put it into words, and then get busy doing something positive about it.
Do you resent others who have attempted to tell you what you need to hear? Let go of the silly resentment, listen carefully, and then move forward with newfound strength.
Truth is powerful and it can also be uncomfortable, inconvenient, embarrassing and troublesome. Truth is worth the trouble, however, and when you’re willing to accept the truth it will add great effectiveness to whatever you’re doing.
Go ahead, be strong, and listen to what you need to hear. Put yourself on the bright, clear side of truth, and move forward more positively than ever before.
— Ralph Marston