Jesus is the hope that calms life's storms.
— (resource) Our Daily Journey with God
Throw out your conceited opinions, for it is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.
—Epictetus, Discourses, 2.17.1 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
— St. Augustine, Our Daily Journey with God
Dreams aren't bad, but we need a little more than that to achieve success at anything, be it relationships or career. We have to face life's challenges head-on and not take the ostrich route of head-in-the-sand delusion.
— Eric Barker(resource) Barking Up the Wrong Tree
John 10:1-10 New International Version (NIV)
10 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
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Law is the only career I know that has a sub-profession dedicated to helping people get out of it.
— Liz Brown, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong
1 John 3:18-24 New International Version (NIV)
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him,and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
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
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(resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom
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
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.
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 ~
Why is body detoxification required? There are many reasons for the process but in order to feel better and healthy body detoxification is very much required. This will help the body to fight diseases caused by toxins accumulated in the body. You will come across many details about the various means to do this but not all of them work well on the body system. But holistic cleansing helps greatly in achieving the results.
Herbs can do wonders on your body by washing off the wastes and toxins accumulated in the body. So you need to choose the herbs that eliminate the wastes and strengthen the body. The herbs that you pick should not cause any drug reaction if you are taking any medicines also along with them. So it is better you consult a doctor before starting using the herbs for cleansing the body.
The benefits that can be achieved by using herbs for body detoxification:
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 -
These are the characteristics of the rational soul:
self- awareness, self- examination, and self determination. It reaps its own harvest... It succeeds in its own purpose...
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 11.1-2 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom
No one knows how long they have to live, but sadly, we can be sure of one thing: we'll waste far too much of life. Waste it sitting around, waste it chasing the wrong things, waste it by refusing to take the time to ask ourselves what's actually important to us.
~ Ryan Holiday
Once, a Chinese traveller came to meet Kautilya (Chanakya). It was dusk and darkness had just started to set in. When the traveller entered Chanakya's room. he saw that Chanakya was busy writing some important papers under the lighting of an oil lamp. You know that there were no bulbs or tube lights in those days, since there was no electricity. So, in those days people used to light oil lamps Chanakya smilingly welcomed his guest and asked him to sit. He then quickly completed the work that he was doing.
There are many aspect to success, material wealth is only one component. Moreover, success is a journey, not a destination. Material abundance, happens to be one of those things that make the journey enjoyable. But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationship, creating freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well being and peace of mind.
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Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living