Be Part of the Solution

It was once said, “If every man would mend a man, then all the world would be mended.”

So think about this . . .

Your name may not be Mother Teresa, but who you are “as is” is more than enough. A smile, kind word, or phone call can restore a person’s hope and expectation for the future. Then that person can go to help another. And so on and so on. You do the math.

Have a great (long) weekend. Be back on Tuesday.

Thanks,
Anita

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Every Second Counts

Each morning my thoughts and prayer for the day is one that my friend, Mel, shared with a group of us. It is “to create the maximum value in everything that I do”.  But how you do that?

First, it’s a mindset of knowing the reality of your life, yet actively searching for the good.

Second, it’s trusting yourself to do your best – without judgment, fear, or guilt.

But most realistic, doable, and accessible to me is to undertake this “assignment” one second at a time.

I can create “maximum value” one second at a time almost every day. And once I get started – a wave of positive momentum helps me along. So give it a whirl . . . remember, every second counts.

Go out and create positive value and have fun doing it.

Thanks,
Anita

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The Future Is In Your Hands

Lincoln Steffens once said, “I have seen the future and it works.”

He is obviously talking about you and your future. So think about this . . .

Do you have a direction for your future?  Find it or you’ll fail. When you have a vision for the future you choose to have for yourself, your family, and the world you have to go out and create it. Tell yourself, “My future depends on me.” Say it over and over and over again until you absolutely believe it. Then polish your character a little each day. The future hinges on who you are and who you will become.

Happy Wednesday,
Anita

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The Single-Minded Premium

Thomas Paine once said, “It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.”

If you focus on two things at once, you’ll probably fail at both. To be successful, pick one goal you really desire to achieve, commit to it, and persevere even if the grass looks greener on the other side.

Have a great day,
Anita

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Believe In Your Dreams

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

So how do you feel about your dreams?

Think with your brain, but don’t forget to trust your heart. Use the vitality of your imagination to make a wish. What does dreaming have to do with success? It’s one of the most powerful success tools around to keep you motivated. Dream. Then plan. Today, take one small step toward that dream. And, of course, use even a few moments to celebrate.

Happy Monday,
Anita

Watch Your “Inner Mouth”

Cervantes, of Don Quixote fame, once said, “I can’t help saying right off what comes to my tongue.”

So how does this apply to you?

Internal talk goes on constantly. Experts estimate that over 75% of this chatter is negative and works against you. Why not harness the power of your inner language to help you be happier and more success. Listen to what you say to yourself. If it’s negative, find and emphasize an optimistic slant. And when you succeed at anything, give yourself a verbal thumbs-up.

Have a great weekend,
Anita

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Think & Do

Kahlil Gibran once said, “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”

Some people say it’s the idea and planning that matter most. While concepts and preparation are vital, you can overdo it. So get on with it. Before you go to bed each night, commit to one thing you’ll do the next day. Then do it. In making consistent effort, you turn your dreams into reality.

Thanks,
Anita

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