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When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
– Author unknown –
Happy Sunday my friends! Today was a day of relaxing and giving my soul time to catch up with my body. I shared the day with family, smiling, cooking and laughing. Now I can plan to get this new week going. Hopefully you have taken some time for yourself as well. Make this week happen with purpose. Push yourself in a way you have not done before. Go for something that you have longed to achieve. Be daring. Be brave. Be proud. Do it for you, what ever “it” is. Happiness comes from within, and once you achieve it, it will be seen by all, on the outside. Smile everyone!
“Be Daring, Be Different
Be Impractical, Be
Anything That Will
Assert Integrity Of
Purpose and Imaginitive
Vision Against The
Creatures Of The
Slaves Of The Ordinary.
The power of a positive attitude can set you apart and catapult your life. Having a positive attitude allows you to deal with daily events and keeps you optimistic for the future. Making a change like this, adopting a positive attitude, can be life altering. It will allow you to see the bright side of life and enjoy it more fully.
Exercising a positive attitude can happen in many ways. Thinking positive, being creative or constructive, and finding the motivation to follow through on those thoughts are all key to accepting this way of life. When you follow through on the positive energy, you will reap the happy attitude and that feeling of true happiness will amass. Once you feel that happiness, people will notice. You will possess a means to inspire others to strive for that same confidence and bliss.
Positive thinking allows you to see and recognize opportunities that pessimism can cloud over. Instead of looking and dwelling on a problem, you can look for a solution. If you have held onto a negative attitude and are feeling stuck, its time to adopt a new attitude. If you think you have tried before and didn’t succeed, it just means that you didn’t try hard enough. Get up, dust yourself off and look at the situation and find that motivation and determination inside you. You will achieve what you set your mind to. Be optimistic, see opportunities and succeed. You need to anticipate happiness and look forward to what you will accomplish!
So look within and determine, if your glass is half full or half empty?
A little something to keep you motivated for the week… Ah it’s Wednesday. You can revel in the fact that the week is half over, and you I am sure have accomplished some great things. If you have not, look at things like this, you still have the rest of the week to get it done! 🙂 If that is not enough to put some pep in your step, try these favorite motivational quotes:
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” ~Michael Jordan
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” ~Dr Suess
Enjoy your week, and keep heading in the direction you choose!