3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
We need to stop thinking the world is fair. The lesson from cases of people both keeping and losing their jobs is that as long as you keep your boss or bosses happy, performance really does not matter that much and, by contrast, if you upset them, performance won't save you.
— Jeffrey Pfeffer, Power: Why Some People Have it and Other's Don't
The person is free who lives as they wish, neither compelled, nor hindered, nor limited- whose choices aren't hampered, whose desires succeed, and who don't fall into what repels them. Who wishes up, mistaken, undisciplined, complaining, in a rut? No one. These are base people who don't live as they wish; and so, no base person is free.
—Epictetus, Discourses, 4.1.1-3a
The more hours per day you spend doing what you're good at, the less stressed you feel and the more you laugh, smile, and feel you're being treated with respect.
—Gallup, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong
To be successful throughout your entire work life — which will likely span numerous jobs, multiple industries, and wholly different careers — it all comes down to exactly what Mukunda said: knowing yourself. And knowing yourself, in terms of achieving what you want in life, means being aware of your strengths.
— Peter Drucker, Management Challenges for the 21st century
3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.[Colossians 2:3-8]
We spend too much time trying to be "good" when good is often merely average. To be great we must be different. And that doesn't come from trying to follow society's vision of what is best, because society doesn't always know what it needs. More often being the best means just being the best version of you.
— Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Success doesn't have to be something you see only on T.V. It's less to be something you see only on TV. It's less about being perfect than knowing what you're best at being properly aligned with your context. You don't need to be literally insane, like Jure Robic, but sometimes an ugly duckling can be a swan if it finds the right pond. The thing that sets you apart, the habits you may have tried to banish, the things you were taunted for in school, may ultimately grant you an unbeatable advantage.
—Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Jesus Changes Water Into Wine[John 2:1-11]
2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
Clear your mind and get a hold on yourself and as when awakened from sleep and realizing it was only a bad dream upsetting you, wake up and see that what's there is just like those dreams.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 6.31
Whenever you get an impression of some pleasure, as with any impression guard yourself from being carried away by it, let it await your action, give yourself a pause. After that, bring to mind both times, first when you have enjoyed the pleasure and later when you will regret it and hate yourself. Then compare to those the joy and satisfaction you'd feel for abstaining altogether. However, if a seemingly appropriate time arises to act on it, don't be overcome by its comfort, pleasantness, and allure- but against all of this, how much better the consciousness of conquering it
— Epictetus, Enchiridion,34
Keep constant guard over your perceptions, for it is no small thing you are protecting, but your respect, trustworthiness and steadiness, peace of mind, freedom from pain and fear, in a word your freedom. For what would you sell these things?
— Epictetus, Discourses, 4.3.6b-8
Daily Touch of Inspirations
February 12th: Protect your peace of mind
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.
2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
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Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You’ll learn:
• Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think can't
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, your lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellows' will-
It's all in a state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!
~ Vince Lombardi ~
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Three feet from GOLD
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
An uncle of R. U. Darby was caught by the "gold fever" in the gold rush days, and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the brains of men that has ever been taken from earth. He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel. The going was hard, but his lust for gold was definite.
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
- Paulo Coelho -