virgin islands scene

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
-- Epictetus


Monday, December 18, 2006

Before you respond

Before you respond, take a breath. Before you respond, take a moment to think.

When you instantly and automatically react, it allows the people and events around you to take control of your life. When, on the other hand, you thoughtfully and deliberately respond, it puts you firmly in control.

You can watch, listen and learn from all that’s going on in your world. Yet you never have to let it all get to you.

Always remember that you can choose how to think and feel about whatever is happening. Even more importantly, you can choose what, if anything, to do about it.

Stay ever connected to your dreams, your values, your experience and your wisdom. Give yourself a moment to consider the best of who you are before you decide how to speak or to act.

Every moment is a choice that you have the opportunity to make. Choose those possibilities that will move you steadily and decisively forward.

— Ralph Marston

previousLet life work its magic       Be the personnext

Copyright ©2006 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All Rights Reserved. The Daily Motivator is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Other than personal sharing, please do not re-distribute without permission.