I live now and only now, and I will do what I want to do this moment and not what I decided was best for me yesterday.
I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a ‘mistake’ is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.
Topics: Mistakes, Adversity, Difficulties, Failures
Boredom is useful to me when I notice it and think: Oh I’m bored; there must be something else I want to be doing … boredom acts as an initiator of originality by pushing me into new activities or new thoughts.
Why choose to be right instead of happy when there is no way to be right?
Being myself includes taking risks with myself, taking risks on new behavior, trying new ways of ‘being myself’, so that I can see who it is I want to be.
It’s not that “today is the first day of the rest of my life,” but that now is all there is of my life.
Happiness is a present attitude–not a future condition.
Every moment that I am centered in the future, I suffer a temporary loss of this life.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes and I am left the same. The more things change the more I am the same. I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me.
Topics: Change, Living, Self-Discovery
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- John C. Maxwell American Christian Professional Speaker
- Chuck Swindoll American Christian Pastor
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