Friday, August 8, 2008

Promise Yourself

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
  • To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but in great deeds.
  • To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best in you.
This was originally published in 1912 in a book titled: “Your Forces and How to Use Them.” The author was Christian D. Larson, a prolific writer and lecturer who believed that people have tremendous latent powers, which could be harnessed for success with the proper attitude.

2 comments:

Henry Tong said...

To your "To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others", the problem is that I am super critical of myself and usually very unkind to myself.

Yoga & Wellness said...

Then you have to learn not to be so hard on yourself. when you learn to accept yourself and your faults, you will find peace. Be kind to yourself, reward yourself, indulge a little. Don't take life so seriously, have a little fun.
"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."