Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
-- Henry Van Dyke

 

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Keep your standards high

Hold yourself to a high standard. To raise the quality of your reality, raise your expectations.

Refuse to listen to your own excuses. Demand integrity, commitment and persistence from yourself in all your undertakings.

Keep yourself lovingly and gratefully focused on whatever is truly important to you. Let go of any urge to be cynical, and allow your most meaningful dreams to flourish within your awareness.

Get in the habit of finding and expanding what’s best, in yourself, in others, and in each situation. Learn to see the value in moments large and small, and act to make positive use of that value.

Resist the temptation to shortchange yourself or others, or to settle for anything less than your very best. This is your unique and precious life, so give it all the respect and effort it is due.

Fill each day with richness and excellence, competence and solid, honest commitment. Keep your standards high, and seek to live such that you’ll never have any regrets.

— Ralph Marston

 

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