Just a Reminder
1.All great achievements started as a little dream. You see and hear of people doing such great things all the time, but its really easy to forget that all of those great things had to start off as someone’s little dream. So don’t sell your own little dream short.
2.You don’t know what you can really do. You are growing ever day. Even if you have tried something and failed now you have learned another way to not do that. The only way to know for sure what you can really do, is to test it on a regular basis.
3.Nobody starts off on top. All of the great men and women in the world had to prove themselves to someone. Every single one of them had to learn how to do what they did with an extreme excellence. That started with the beginner steps. There is nothing shameful about starting off not knowing what you are doing. Every body starts that way.
4.Nobody really wants to be evil. Despite propaganda news to the contrary the vast majority of people in this world are just trying to live the best life they know how. It really is okay to trust people. There’s a lot more to be gained through this than is to be lost in the long run. Even Hitler was just trying to make the world better, though misguided he was.
5.Most people don’t realize when their being daft. Any time I am about to get angry in traffic I repeat the following mantra: “common sense, is hardly common”, and with that I breathe out my frustration and move on. The guy who cut you off, most likely didn’t see you, but don’t worry, there is surely something that you do that drives people nuts. I think my siblings have a list of things from me.
6.People are not your enemies; false ideas are. We are directed primarily by our thoughts of who we are, what the world is, what the world must be, and what we should do about it. Each person acts accordingly. So before you decide that another human being is the cause of all turmoil on the planet take a moment to look at the ideas behind the action. A better solution when presented properly will disarm the ideas that lead to harmful actions.
7.If you are alive, you are still young. All the people that I have known who have lived dynamic lives, no matter their age all have this attitude of “I am young and dumb till the day I die, and if I ever forget it I’m asking for trouble.” It kept them learning, and it kept them from using age as an excuse.
8.It rains and shines on everybody at some point in time. When the hard times hit don’t take it personally, and be weary of judging others according to their circumstance.
9.We all mess up sometimes. Some things you just have to learn the hard way, its not fun, but so long as you learn it’s worth it.
10.Most of what we stress about is imaginary. Those what if questions that plague your mind are distracting you from the question you need to be asking. Rather than what if? ask what is?
11.This moment is sacred. I kid you not that right now is the only moment you have, you are not guaranteed a tomorrow and your past is just memories now. You are not only alive, but a part of this incredible universe. There is not one moment more sacred than another as there is only one moment to be in. That would be now.
12.Worrying doesn’t help. Not only are worries most of the time not real, but we actually put our health in danger at the same time making mistakes more likely.
13.Take risks. Tell the girl/guy. Try to start something new. Get a different choice off of the menu. To live you must grow; to grow you need risk.
14.We all need to be reminded of the good sometimes. It is far too easy to forget that the vast majority of people are good and trustworthy, and that as a whole this world is beautiful. Send a reminder when you can.
15.This world is beautiful. From the man made structures that took such ingenuity to the majesty of nature herself, the precision and mystery behind existence itself makes the world an incredible place to live in.
16.You are enough. Just as you are, you are good. You are enough to meet the challenges of your life, and you are enough to go after your dreams. Raise yourself up so that you can remind others that they are enough too.
17.You do not need permission to be happy. Do what you need to and choose to be happy. Being miserable will help no one. This world needs all the happiness we can show.
18.Other’s do not define who you are. You define who you are in every choice you make. So if someone doesn’t see what you’re made of yet, don’t worry about it. Just work on living an example.
19.Live by your values; not the crowds. Even if everyone else thinks its right to do something if your own conscience tells you not to do it, than don’t. It will make you both more honest, and happy.
20.You never know what will change someone’s life. So show kindness and speak truth whenever possible. Tony Robbins became who he is because an anonymous person gave his family food.
21.You never know what will change your life. Showing kindness, and moving out of your comfort zone could connect you with something that could make you happier than you ever were before. Keep an open eye for what you can learn.
22.Spiritual life is very important. Take time to do something that you find sacred. It doesn’t matter what, just do it. “You don’t have a soul, you have a body; you are a soul.”~C.S. Lewis
23.There are still new opportunities to see. As much as the human race has done, and as far as we have come, we are not done growing. Pursue your ideas, pursue your dreams, even if they don’t catch on the ideas that take us in to the future are going to have to start somewhere.
24.Someone has to start the change. Why shouldn’t it be you? Look at what type of person this world needs, and than commit with all your strength to be that person. “We must be the change that we wish to see in this world.”~Ghandi
25.Remind others that they are worth something. There is not one of us who does not have something to offer, but we all need reminders that we can change the world, otherwise we’ll just get tired. A good way to start this trend is to make it a point to give those reminders yourself.
26.Love is not a feeling, its a way of life. If you want to be loving, than choose loving behaviors. Don’t just pick a few people, love as many people as you can, and call out the most lovable features in all of them.
27.There is no excuse to not be amazing. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, you can set your own standards on how it is done. You are the one who sets the standards for your life.
28.Without struggle there is no achievement. Remember this when you face hard times. Difficulty and struggle is not your undoing but rather you’re opportunity.
29.Take things one step at a time. I know there is a lot to do. You can only do so much though. Rather than try to do everything at once pick one step and focus on that completely. When you’ve finished with that than pick another.
30.Smile often. This relaxes the body and improves your mood. It can also make someone else’s day.
31.It is going to be okay. Chaos is what we see when we can’t see the full picture. There is always something that will work its way out. Just be patient, and this too shall pass.
32.Be patient with others. They are trying to live life the best they know how. Besides the impatience hurts you more than it hurts them.
33.Don’t give up. If you have a beautiful dream then go after it, even if you don’t achieve your dream you could be the inspiration for someone to achieve theirs.
34.Be patient with yourself. Learning takes time, growing takes time, changes worth making take time. Being impatient with yourself will only get you frustrated and make it harder to do what you are fully capable of. Just give yourself time.