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Choose wisely

They say “If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas”. If you don’t want fleas, don’t lie down with dogs. If you don’t want negativity in your life, don’t hang around negative people. If you want more than average, stop hanging around average people. If success is important to you, don’t hang around with people who have no ambition. If kindness is important to you, don’t spend time with unkind people. Your friends and peer group are a great reflection of you, because YOU choose them. Choose wisely.

Jim Rohn once said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.

Now, many people will deny this fact, but research shows we are much more affected by our environment, and those around us, then we would like to believe.

The people around you MATTER..

If we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with, what if those 5 people we spend the most time with have no ambition? What if they are dragging us down? How can you get around this statistic?

Find a coach or Mentor. Find many coaches and many mentors. See, this also applies to the people you spend time with in LEARNING. If you listen to audio tapes or read books from great teachers on a daily basis, you are effectively spending time with them and they are influencing your life as well.

You must always surround yourself with those that are better than you in someway. Those who you can learn from in some way. That, is how you get better. Just like great competition brings out the best in great athletes, great people bring out the best in you.

Surround yourself with winners!

Surroundyourself with people that have things you want. With people that will force you to raise your own game. With people that will help push you forward. Not because they will give you hand outs, but because seeing them live life at that higher level will force you to get there yourself. Not because they will only ever be positive with you, but because they will always be straight with you. Winners don’t like hanging around with losers. You have to be on top of your game to play at the top.

They say if you surround yourself with 9 losers you’ll soon be the tenth. Getting comfortable is the worst thing you can do if you want to achieve anything of significance in life.

The comfort zone is great… if you are happy to settle for less than you can be. It’s not great if you want to reach your true potential in life. Get around those who are HUNGRY. Get around those who want to leave their mark in this world! Those who want to make a difference in this world.

They say misery loves company, well so does success! Success loves successful company, there’s just less to choose from.

There’s nothing better than getting together with a group of winners and WINNING!

If someone has the fitness, health and body you want… get around that person or more people like that. Soon their standards will become yours. If someone has the wealth, business, happiness or life you want – get around those people. Get around the people that are living at a higher level than you.

If you are only hanging around people who drag you down. Those people who can always find a reason why it CAN’T be done… that will also become your reality…You will never see a successful person hanging around a DREAM KILLER. If you want SUCCESS hang around with DREAM CHASERS. Find someone that is doing what YOU want to do. Follow them, consume their material, read their books, listen and LEARN.

The more you learn from these people the more you will become like these people. You might have to cut some negativity out of your life and it won’t be easy. But what do you want from your life?

Negativity is a virus. You must get it out of your life, otherwise you will be the one that suffers in the end.

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Everyday

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Mary Anning

The heartening tale of a wonderful woman, her struggle, her journey. Bravo! Simple lives don’t have strength to fire up your imagination, cannot galvanize a hopeless, forlorn person. Feel blessed if you encounter obstacles and struggles in your path for there is no blessing like having an opportunity to write your own unique story that brings hopes to the incapacitated . That’s what the twists and the turns are meant for.

This is the website I often visit and my daughter LOVES it! ♥ 🙂

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Paint It Your Way !

This world is not made of shades of grey. It is made of colours like azure and coral and emerald and marigold. But it insists on painting everything in black and white and fitting it into boxes that it understands. Do not do that to yourself. Paint your personality a million different colours. Leave them scratching their heads unsure of how to handle the magic that you are !!  

~ Nikita Gill

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You Start Dying Slowly

You start dying slowly

if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.

You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.

You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.

You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.

You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice…

~ Pablo Neruda

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Mindful Speech

Below is a beautiful message by Thich Nhat Hanh. Our speech has been polluted and so are our thoughts . Taking responsibility for our speech and the suffering caused by unmindful speech can be a solid step towards cultivating peace , joy and harmony. And this is the only way.

We have lost our capacity to say things calmly. We get irritated too easily. Every time we open our mouths (or write), our speech becomes sour or bitter. We know it’s true. We have lost our capacity for speaking with kindness. We can train ourselves in the art of deep, compassionate listening and loving speech. The Fourth Mindfulness Training can be our guide.

“Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving speech and compassionate listening in order to relieve suffering and to promote reconciliation and peace in myself and among other people, ethnic and religious groups, and nations. Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I am committed to speaking truthfully using words that inspire confidence, joy, and hope. When anger is manifesting in me, I am determined not to speak. I will practice mindful breathing and walking in order to recognize and to look deeply into my anger. I know that the roots of anger can be found in my wrong perceptions and lack of understanding of the suffering in myself and in the other person. I will speak and listen in a way that can help myself and the other person to transform suffering and see the way out of difficult situations. I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain and not to utter words that can cause division or discord. I will practice Right Diligence to nourish my capacity for understanding, love, joy, and inclusiveness, and gradually transform anger, violence, and fear that lie deep in my consciousness.”

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