Something Positive to Think About
By: Beth McHugh 2009
With so much doom and gloom about, sometimes we have to make a concerted effort to think of the positive things in our lives. Alternatively, we can also find it useful to read another person’s take on life that we have never thought if before.
With that in mind, here are some positive thoughts plus food for thought. Maybe one or more will resonate with you and change you life for the better, even if only for the moment. And life is merely a series of moments, so the more positive these moments can be, the better your overall life quality!
We must walk consciously only part way towards our goal and then leap
into the dark for success.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another
chance for you. What we cal failure is not the falling down but the
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by
people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Though you cannot go back and start again, you can start again and
have a brand new end.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound
You can outdo you – if you really want to.
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your
gift back to God.
Expect nothing; be prepared for anything.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in
trying to solve them.
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting
otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
It seems to me that most people have vast potential. Most people can
do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks.
Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat
life as if it goes on forever.
Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate
version of someone else.
Take care of your body – it is the only place you have to live.
Success is had to find in the lives of people who doubt they can achieve
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Success requires three bones – wishbone, backbone and funnybone.
The winners of life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and
I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on
what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
If you learn from losing, then you haven’t lost.
Margaret Fishbone Powers
Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it.
Your past can be an asset, no matter how it was spent.