Success comes from within, not from without. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance," explains Ralph Waldo Emerson. So often we are seeking abundance in the material world, but the truth is our experience with abundance starts within us. Sometimes this means questioning what we've been taught to believe.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American writer and lecturer who was a leader in the transcendentalist movement in the 19th century.
As summer draws to a close, consider any beliefs you must re-evaluate and that your search for abundance starts within you.
Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. -Audrey Hepburn
"Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation of everything you see around you" advised Audrey Hepburn. "This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe."
Audrey Hepburn was a European-born actress and humanitarian. She was recognized for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1992 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She lived from 1929 to 1993.
This Spring season, I encourage you to tap into appreciation and gratitude and welcome more miracles into your life!
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear," explained Dale Carnegie. " Action breeds confidence and courage." Dale Carnegie was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, one of the best-selling personal growth books of all time.
This season, I encourage you to tap into your courage. Have you been postponing taking action on something because of fear? "Go out and get busy" - the time is now!
If you have the eyes of love, you see love wherever you go. -Don Miguel Ruiz
The trees are made with love. The animals are made with love. Everything is made with love," continues Don Miguel Ruiz. "When you perceive with the eyes of love, you see God everywhere." Don Miguel Ruiz is an author from Mexico. He wrote the best-selling book, The Four Agreements.
This month, as we enter the holiday season here in North America, I invite you to "see love wherever you go." Look for the good in other people, in situations and in your surroundings. And notice what changes for you.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. -Henri J.M. Nouwen
How often do you experience the emotion of joy? The dictionary resource Merriam-Webster.com defines joy as "a state of happiness or felicity." For many people, that may seem impossibly difficult. Indeed, in our culture, we are conditioned to focus on what's going wrong or what's problematic.
But it doesn't have to be this way and one way to experience more joy is to focus on what's going right and well. Begin counting your blessings and welcome more joy into your life!
Henri J.M. Nouwen was a Catholic priest who wrote over 40 books on spirituality. He taught at universities including Harvard and Yale Divinity Schools. He died in 1996 after living the final years of his life with people with mental disabilities at the L'Arche-Daybreak Community in Toronto, Canada.
This month of July, I encourage you "to choose joy and keep choosing it every day." Count your blessings!
Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie
With Spring around the corner, it a good time to take action on things you've been putting off. Dale Carnegie, one of America's best-known writers and lecturers on the topic of self-improvement, was correct. By taking action - even small steps - you build confidence and courage.
This month, I encourage you to take inventory of yourself. Decide now to take action and "go out and get busy."
Faith and fear make poor bedfellows. Where one is found, the other cannot exist. -Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, one of the best-selling personal achievement books of all time, recognized faith as one of the qualities of highly successful individuals. He also identified fear as the biggest killer of success. Faith and fear are really opposite sides of the same thing - belief or expectation of something happening. And since you can only be in one dominant emotion at one time, why not chose faith in yourself? Most of our fears never happen.
This month, I encourage you to interrupt your fearful thoughts and replace them with faith in yourself. This simple - albeit not "easy" practice is powerful and can transform your life. Become fearless!