A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials
by Jim Rohn
by Jim Rohn
Silvia Killingsworth on the ethics of eating an animal that has been characterized as “the closest we’ll get to meeting an intelligent alien”:
“It is impossible for us to fully know the inner lives of octopuses, but the more we continue to study them and other forms of life, the…
Patrick Stewart channeled the heroism of Captain Picard when he surprised this little Trekkie.
I don’t regret the things I’ve done.
I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.
In the end, more than anything else, we regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were too afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.
Remember the master teacher once said 2,000 years ago, “Unless you can become like little children, your chances are zero; you haven’t got a prayer.” This is a major consideration for adults.
Be like children, and remember there are four ways to be more like a child no matter how old you get…
Each morning is a brand new opportunity. What you do today is what matters most. Today is another chance to get it right.
We may not always love everything about our lives, but deep down we do love and appreciate the magic of life itself. Some part of us believes that everything and anything is possible.
Sadly, though, we don’t always believe these possibilities are within our reach, even when they are. The problem is we choose to believe otherwise. We choose to believe we are incapable of living our lives the way we want to live them, at our full potential. We choose to accept our reality as others have told us it has to be.
We don’t have to do this to ourselves – none of us do. We have a choice. We don’t have to be complacent. We don’t have to fall into line. Why not stir things up a bit and live by better rules?
It’s time to remind yourself of a few key truths – right now and every morning hereafter: 12 Things…
By: Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.
Good – what’s good about your daily life regardless of what you have or not?
Recognize – what can go right?
Appreciative – are you appreciative of what you have…and don’t have?
Thankful – who have you sincerely thanked today?
Emotional – can you express emotion in a positive manner?
Fulfilled – you are either fulfilled or on the way to being fulfilled…never unfulfilled
Understanding – do you have the lens to understand that whatever happens always happens for the good?
Liked – do you look for what you can like in every person and situation you come across in life?
1. Eight glasses of water per day may not be right for you!
The “eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day” recommendation, originating sometime in the last century, is without scientific evidence! This myth has been debunked in recent studies, indicating that needs are somewhere in the range of 6-12 glasses of fluid per day.
I am not impressed by someone’s ability to intimidate, cajole, persuade, manipulate, overpower or overwhelm others. No, what impresses me most are the people who have the ability to do these things, but who choose instead to let kindness lead them to success.
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