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When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
-- Roy Disney


Monday, April 21, 1997

Positive Influence

What person has the most influence on you? You do! You’re constantly talking to yourself, thinking to yourself and aware of your own actions. No person or event can influence your own thoughts and actions anywhere near as much as you can.

So how are you doing? What kind of an influence are you on yourself?

What are you saying to yourself? What example are you setting for yourself? What questions are you asking yourself? Not just at the end of the day, when you’re in a contemplative mood, but all day long.

Instead of telling yourself, over and over again, “I’m no good at this", tell yourself “I’m finding ways to get better and better.” Instead of asking “Why can’t I ever succeed?", ask “What can I do to succeed?"

The thousands of thoughts and actions you take throughout the day have an enormous cumulative effect. They shape your attitude, your effectiveness, and your life. Use the power of thought to create the life you want.

— Ralph Marston

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