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.
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
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.
Happiness is a present attitude–not a future condition.
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.
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
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.
Every moment that I am centered in the future, I suffer a temporary loss of this life.
Why choose to be right instead of happy when there is no way to be right?
- Max Lucado American Christian Author
- Elisabeth Elliot American Christian Author
- George Macdonald Scottish Christian Author
- Lewis B. Smedes American Christian Author
- Thomas Browne English Christian Author
- Charles Sheldon American Christian Minister
- Chuck Swindoll American Christian Pastor
- John C. Maxwell American Christian Professional Speaker
- A. W. Tozer American Christian Pastor
- Mary Manin Morrissey American Christian Religious Leader